Compass Center Nominated for INDY's Best Non-Profit in Orange County!!!

The polls will open up for final voting April 25 - May 15
Stay tuned for more information about how to cast your ballot!! 
Thanks for your support!

The Best of Winners will be announced in the June 8th INDY issue. For more information visit

House Bill 2 (HB2)
In response to the passage of HB2, the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence sent the following letter to the Governor. Compass Center for Women and Families supports all survivors of domestic violence, regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, political affiliation, national origin, socio-economic status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, familial status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.  

Compass Center is thrilled to partner this year with Wheels4Hope, a Raleigh-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals purchase affordable vehicles and reach their self-sufficiency goals. Wheels4Hope accepts vehicle donations year-round, and many of these vehicles become program cars - valued in the $2,000-$4,000 range- which a limited number of eligible individuals referred by Compass Center and other partner agencies can purchase for $50 plus tax/tag/title fees. To learn more about Wheels4Hope's mission, as well as information on how to donate a vehicle, please visit their website at
Compass Center's Volunteers Are the Best! 
Thank You For All You Do!

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week this month,  Compass Center wants to thank all of its many volunteers.  We greatly appreciate your invaluable contribution!

Court Advocacy and Community Response INTERNSHIP!

The Court Advocacy and Community Response Program is seeking an intern. Among other requirements, an intern will be required to complete our advocate training beginning September 2016.  To read the job description click HERE

To apply, you must complete our online Volunteer Application and submit an updated resume and cover letter to 


FREE Career & Financial Literacy  Workshops!

There are just two Career Workshops remaining in this month's four-part series. Be sure to reserve your seat NOW!  The workshops are being offered from 12:00pm - 1:00pm on Wednesdays at the Chapel Hill Public LibrarySpread the word about this terrific opportunity

April 13th Create your Best Elevator Speech and Project it with Confidence.
April 20th -
How to Use Social Networks Effectively for your Career or Job Search

Please register in advance: 919-968-4610 or

April 12th 
Planning your Financial Future after Graduation
The UNC Department of Women and Gender Studies and the Compass Center present a financial literacy education program on campus for all graduating seniors.  The program will be held at Bingham Hall 103 from 6pm -8pm.   The facilitator will be  Sandra Truitt, CFP, CRC. 

Compass Center  Self-Sufficiency Program is also offering financial literacy workshops in the community! Some current partnerships include 
Orange Literacy  for their English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes,  Orange Correctional Center  for prisoners who will soon be released, and at  UNC  for graduating seniors. 

If any partnering organizations want to bring financial literacy to their groups or programs, please contact Naomi at 919-968-4610 or

Get Involved!

Compass Center has many volunteer Opportunities to help us carry out our mission. It is easy to apply. Just click HERE!
Support Groups!

See the upcoming support group listings below! Anyone who is interested in attending a support group can contact:  

Connie Carringer 
Support Group Coordinator 919.929.7122
Upcoming Support Groups:
Domestic Violence Support Group for Women
Embracing Anger with Mindfulness for Survivors of Domestic Violence
Writing to Healing: Support Group for Survivors of Domestic Violence
Divorce and Separation Support Group
Art of Healing: Arts-Based Support Group for Women
Self-Esteem Support Group

Groups Coming in Fall 2016:
Self-Esteem Support Group
Divorce and Separation Support Group
Domestic Violence Support Group
Writing Group for Survivors of Domestic Violence
Art of Healing: Arts-Based Group for Survivors of Domestic Violence
Board of Directors: 
Laura Morrison, Chair; Laura Lazarus Frankel, Vice Chair; Pat Phelan, Treasurer; Doris Friend, Secretary; Lakshmi Goyal; Elisabeth Johnson; John Miskey; Mark Phillips; Beth Posner; Shelia Reich; Jane Sommers-Kelly; Sandra Truitt

Henderson Street House Foundation:
Mimi Fountain; Joan Gillings; Margie Haber; Jay Miller; Sara Morgan 
 210 Henderson St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 | 919.968.4610 |
For help with domestic violence issues, please call our 24-hour hotline: 919.929.7122