Hello Compass Center Friends,

We are so grateful to have such a dedicated and generous community supporting our work. Thanks to your help, last month's Empowering Journeys Luncheon was a huge success. We are pleased to announce that together we raised more than $85,000  to support programs that help people access career and financial counseling, domestic violence support services, free legal information services, and adole scent health education!

In this newsletter, you'll see some highlights from last month and upcoming activities including:

-        Last month we also debuted our Empowering Journeys video featuring testimonials from former clients. If you haven't viewed it yet, we encourage you to click the link and see the impact we have in the community.
-        May brings new collaborations, programs, and fundraisers. A new Healthy Relationship support group will start later this month. We are actively accepting registrations and appointments for upcoming events and one-on-one services.
-         Spring Pittsboro Antique Fair will donate a portion of each ticket sold to Compass Center. Shop and support Compass Center at the same time!
-        Volunteer at the Ironman race June 3rd in Raleigh.  The more volunteers we have, the more money we get to support Compass Center.

Thank again to all of you who lift up our organization through your support.

Warm regards,

Cordelia Heaney
Executive Director
Compass Center for Women and Families

Empowering Journeys Luncheon 
Compass Center's dedicated Development Committee spent months helping plan and draw attendance to the luncheon. Ann Holtzman, Rachel Mandel, Board Vice Chair Gillian Hare, Executive Director Cordelia Heaney, Cathy Meerbergen, Kamie Edwards, and Andrea Iliadis Volunteer greeter for the day, Sable, is also pictured.

Compass Center Board Chair Jane Sommers-Kelly announced the launch of the Empowering Journeys Silent Auction.
Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle and longtime Compass Center supporters Coolie Monroe and Diana Mead enjoyed the luncheon and learning about Compass Center's upcoming programs.


The lovely ladies of the a cappella group, Threshold Singers, serenaded our luncheon guests to kick off the event.
Award-winning journalist and "Criminal" podcast host Phoebe Judge talked about the resilience of our clients.
Lindsay Allyson, Megan Dubal, Emily Hurrt, and Board Member John Miskey.
Dessert to go was a huge hit. Thank you to Terri McClernon, aka the Food Fairy, Chapel Hill Toffee, and Catherine Ascott for donating cookies and toffee.
Empowering Journeys Video
At the Empowering Journeys luncheon, we premiered Compass Center's Empowering Journeys video. In it, former clients share their testimonials about how Compass Center helped them navigate challenging times on their journeys to self-sufficiency, safety, and health. 

Lotta Love Makes Over Our 
Support Group Room
In early April, Compass Center's support group room received a bit of TLC thanks to Charlotta Sjoelin and her nonprofit A Lotta Love.  The 501 (c) 3 collects donations to transform spaces for people who are transforming their lives. With the help of student volunteers from Alpha Chi Omega, our outdated meeting room is now a fresh and serene space for our clients.

Community Outreach
Register by May 15 for the next Family Law Information Session.
Volunteer and Fundraising Opportunities

Board of Directors: 
Jane Sommers-Kelley, Chair;  Gillian Hare ,  Vice Chair;  Briggs Wesche , Treasurer;  Halley Kueffer,  Secretary; Amy Blanchard; Ilouise Bradford; Pegi Brady; Betsi Harris; Modesta Hurd; John Miskey; Patrick Phelan; Liz Skiba; Jeff Spinner-Halev;

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