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Volunteer as a Spanish Interpreter and News About Latinx Events

Spanish Interpreter info

Latinx Events Sept.

Stop by Tandem Restaurant and Support Compass Center

Stop by Tandem Restaurant and Support Compass Center

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Felicia’s Wheels4Hope Story

Felicia’s Wheels4Hope Story
Felicia (left) with LaKiera Grime, Director of Self-Sufficiency Programs at Compass Center for Women and Families.

Felicia (left) with LaKiera Grimes, Director of Self-Sufficiency Programs at Compass Center for Women and Families.

Reliable and roomy transportation is giving Felicia and her family a brighter future. After four months of financial counseling sessions at Compass Center for Women and Families, Felicia became eligible for a Wheels4 Hope car. Previously, Felicia relied on public transportation, which often added two hours to her commute.  With her new minivan, Felicia can safely and efficiently get to and from work. More importantly, having this minivan means Felicia can become the primary caregiver for her disabled brother as there is ample space for his wheelchair.

The Wheels4Hope team celebrates Felicia at her "car blessing" in Raleigh. Compass Center is a partner agency of Wheels4Hope, an organization that donates cars to economically vulnerable families.

The Wheels4Hope team celebrates Felicia at her “car blessing” in Raleigh. Compass Center is a partner agency of Wheels4Hope, an organization that donates cars to economically vulnerable families.

New Job Posting: Court Advocacy and Community Response Director

New Job Posting: Court Advocacy and Community Response Director

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Court Advocacy and Community Response PAID Internship

Court Advocacy and Community Response PAID Internship

We’re hiring!

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Spectrum News Interviews Compass Center Following UNC Domestic Violence Death

Spectrum News Interviews Compass Center Following UNC Domestic Violence Death

Spectrum News interviewed Cordelia Heaney, Executive Director of Compass Center for Women and Families, following what reports called a “domestic violence” incident last weekend at UNC’s Baity Hill Graduate & Family Housing community. The incident left one 5-year-old child dead and two parents injured.

In the interview, Heaney says, “Unfortunately, homicides including children in domestic violence are not uncommon. Last year nine children were murdered in North Carolina as a result of domestic violence.”

Carlynn’s On the Road to Stability with Help from Wheels4Hope and Compass Center

Carlynn’s On the Road to Stability with Help from Wheels4Hope and Compass Center

Carlynn and daughter close upCarlynn and her daughter were all smiles as they received a car from Wheels4Hope last Tuesday in Raleigh.  Carlynn was referred to Wheels4 Hope after completing several one-on-one financial counseling sessions as part of Compass Center for Women and Families’ self-sufficiency services.  

“I am working on a Bachelor of Science in Physics (Astronomy Option), with a minor in Creative Writing,” said Carlynn. “I work four jobs now: two lab research positions, a teaching assistant job, and a job at a local makers space. Having a reliable car means being one huge step closer to a stable, new life for my daughter and me. It allows me to better manage time, get to places I need to go (such as daycare, work, school, the grocery store), and it allows us time for ourselves. This is more than a car. It’s hope for my daughter and me.”

Carlynn Proudly Posing with Car

Domestic Violence Death at UNC’s Baity Hill Community

Domestic Violence Death at UNC’s Baity Hill Community

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Our thoughts are with those involved in an incident this weekend at UNC’s Baity Hill Graduate & Family Housing community that left one 5-year-old child dead and two parents injured. Our thoughts also go out to their friends and family, and to the UNC community as they grapple with this tragedy. While the circumstances of the incident are not clear, news reports are calling the homicide part of a “domestic incident.” Sadly, child homicides that occur as part of domestic violence are not uncommon; nine children in North Carolina were murdered as a result of domestic violence last year. Family violence, also called domestic violence, intimate partner violence, relationship violence or inter-personal violence, is a pattern of intentionally violent or controlling behavior used by a person against a family member or intimate partner to gain and maintain power and control over that person, during and/or after the relationship. At Compass Center we assist people who have or are experiencing abuse in their relationship, as well as their friends and family, with free and confidential services. We recognize that people are victims of gender-based violence regardless of their sexuality, gender identity or expression. If you have questions about domestic violence or need support, we encourage you to call Compass Center for Women and Families’ 24-hour hotline at 919-929-7122, or visit www.compassctr.org for more information about Compass Center.

Volunteer Spotlight and More in Our August Newsletter

Volunteer Spotlight and More in Our August Newsletter

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Remembering Donna Bennick

Remembering Donna Bennick

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