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Aveda Institute uses “Tip for a Cause” program to raise funds for Compass Center

Aveda Institute uses “Tip for a Cause” program to raise funds for Compass Center

Each month, Aveda Institute partners with a different local charity to raise money and awareness through its “Tip for a Cause” program. In lieu of a tip, Aveda Institute guests have the opportunity to donate to Compass Center for the entire month of December. Please get your hair styled at Aveda Institute this month and help support our services.  To learn more about Aveda Institute and the “Tip for a Cause” program, please visit.  http://nurturavedainstitutes.com/charity/

Ten Thousand Villages to host Community Shopping Day for Compass Center

Ten Thousand Villages to host Community Shopping Day for Compass Center

Ten Thousand Villages will host a Community Shopping Event at its Chapel Hill location on behalf of Compass Center on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Ten Thousand Villages has agreed to donate 15 percent of sales during that time to the Compass Center.  The funds will be used to help Compass Center provide its legal, career and financial counseling programs  along with our domestic violence prevention services to individuals. Please visit Ten Thousand Villages’ website to check out their handmade, local and unique household and decorative items and plan your shopping spree.

Compass Center’s DVAM Event Featured In The Daily Tar Heel

Compass Center’s DVAM Event Featured In The Daily Tar Heel

The Compass Center for Women and Families, a Chapel Hill organization that supports domestic violence victims, hosts a series of events throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A kickoff happy hour at the Crunkleton Tuesday raised money for Compass Center and was featured in The Daily Tar Heel. 

 

 

 

 

Thank You for Participating in the 2014 Through Women’s Eyes, By Women’s Hands!

Thank You for Participating in the 2014 Through Women’s Eyes, By Women’s Hands!

On March 7, more than 200 guests gathered at Top of the Hill’s Great Room for our annual Through Women’s Eyes, By Women’s Hands Art Exhibition and Sale. 5″ x 7″ anonymous mini-masterpieces from new and seasoned area women artists were available to view and purchase. Fabulous pieces by Andria Linn, John Rosenthal, John Svara, Barbara Tyroler and Renee Leverty were auctioned off and a dozen prizes were up for grabs in this year’s raffle drawing. Thanks to the support of many, we raised more than $54,000 to support our programs and services. We couldn’t have done it without the support of the community. Thank you! Photo Credit: Laura Shmania

Photo Credit: Laura Shmania

Presenting Sponsor
DWM Advisors

Gold Sponsors
Peggy and Gary Masse

Silver Sponsors
Anonymous
Clarkston Consulting
Performance AutoMall
UNC Health Care

Bronze Sponsors
Brock & Meece, P.A.
Counter Culture Coffee
Education and Training Systems, Intl., Inc
Franklin St. Partners
Gillian and Peter Hare
Grace Pilafian Landscaping
Lewis Anderson, PLLC
PHE
Tammi Brooks/501 Realty

Media Sponsors
Art Guide Now
Carolina Woman
Chapel Hill Magazine
News & Observer
WCHL
WUNC

Dessert Sponsors
Comfort Spot
Karin Mills, Spotted Dog
Mama Dip’s Kitchen
Moira Smullen
Springsfavoritethings.com

Friends Sponsors
Bagwell Holt
Bell Leadership
Donna Bennick
Jacob’s Capital
Ipas
Leah Ogden, Raymond James
Management Services on Call
Michael Jordan Nissan
Minta Bell
Nelson and Company
Peaches N Cream
Rho
Ritter Endodontics
Southern Village Pediatric Dentistry
Steve Pike, Investors Trust
Triangle Neuropsychology
Woodmansee and Szombatfalvy

In-Kind Sponsors
Cameron’s
Chapel Hill Toffee
DSI Comedy
Fearrington House Country Inn
Framer’s Corner
Healing Earth Resources
Ken Broun Jazz Group
Molly Maid of Chapel Hill
Shutterfly
Spira Pilates Studio
Top of the Hill
Trader Joe’s
Walt Disney Theme Parks
Wine and Design + Venable

Golden Circle Sponsors
Christine and Gerald Bell
Libby and Lee Buck
Perry Colwell and Betty Neese
Candace Davies
Andrea Eisen and Daniel Pomp
Mimi Fountain
Robert Hogan
Verla Insko
Melissa Israel
Sheila Kerrigan
Laura and John Kiley
Susan Lindsay
Deborah Love
Harriet and DG Martin
Diana Mead
Kathryn Meyers
Sheila Northen
Patrick and Mary Norris Oglesby
Luke and Bob Page
Mary and Frank Penta
Elizabeth Preddy
Bill and Nancy Rickard
Sharon and Chris Ringwalt
Mary Jane Rivers
Deborah Roach
Melody Harrison Savage
Robert Seymour
Carol Stamm
Susanna and Stedman Stevens
Denise Ramsey Vanderwoude
John and Ashley Wilson
Mia Xavier
Art Show Committee
Peggy Masse, Co-Chair
Libby Buck
Sarah Forbes
Ann J. Gerhardt
Sherry Grooms
Jacquelin Liggins
Jane Leserman Madison
Alice Dodds May

Holly Gunning, Co-Chair
Marya McNeish
Cathy Meerbergen
Mary Moore
Laura Morrison
Moreton Neal
Ilyasah N Shabazz
Artists
Lynne Albert, Chapel Hill
Mary Ann Anderson, Chapel Hill
Katherine Armacost, Chapel Hill
Judy Bauman, Chapel Hill
Vidabeth Bensen, Pittsboro
Lois Bronstein, Durham
Becky Campion
Catherine Carter, Chapel Hill
Nell Chandler, Hillsborough
Connie Cohn, Carrboro
Debbie Cox, Durham
Esther Cruz, Durham
Kathleen Dautel, Raleigh
Bunie Deyo, Cary
Nancy Diciolla, Whitsett
Veronica Duncan
Carmen Elliot, Chapel Hill
Kristin Esterley, Chapel Hill
Serena Fenton, Chapel Hill
Jane Filer, Chapel Hill
Susan Filley, Chapel Hill
Karen Fisher, Chapel Hill
Aud Ackerman, Chapel Hill
BJ Fusaro
Peg Gignoux, Chapel Hill
Kathleen Gwinnett, Burlington
Tayitta Hadar, Chapel Hill
Martha Hamblin, Mebane
Betty Haskin, Chapel Hill
Erin Hathaway, Durham
Barbara Higgins, Carrboro
Ellen Stark Hill, Chapel Hill
Ame Hughes, Burlington
Susie Huser, Hillsborough
Jennifer James
Sally Kahler, Chapel Hill
Fay Kalman, Chapel Hill
Bernice Koff, Chapel Hill
Keysha Koy
Marcy Lansman, Chapel Hill
Cinnamon Larson, Chapel Hill
Jean LeCluyse, Chapel Hill
Emily Lees, Chapel Hill
Jane Leserman Madison, Durham
Jacquelin Liggins, Mebane
Marcy Little, Durham
Jo Lovorn, Hillsborough
Alice Dodds May, Chapel Hill
Pat Merriman, Chapel Hill
Sandy Milroy, Chapel Hill
Sharmin Mirman, Carrboro
Alice Moore, Hillsborough
Mary Rountree Moore, Chapel Hill
Margret Mueller, Mebane
Joan Nesbitt Mabe, Carrboro
Shannon O’Connor, Chapel Hill
Jenifer Padilla, Pittsboro
Charlotte Pamplin
Kaola Phoenix, Chapel Hill
Sally Pillsbury, Hillsborough
Bepi Pinner, Durham
Elizabeth Cate Pringle, Chapel Hill
Della Quinn-Carter, Hampstead
Sudie Rakusin, Hillsborough
Marjorie S. Rawson, Chelsea
Carol Retsch-Bogart, Chapel Hill
Ebeth Scott-Sinclair, Chapel Hill
Promila Sen, Chapel Hill
Karen Smith
Nancy Smith, Carrboro
Andrea Snyder, Pittsboro
Leigh Stailen, Chapel Hill
Dr. Jane Steelman, Wake Forest
Jeanette Stokes
Valerie Tan, Chapel Hill
Fay Terry, Pinehurst
Donna Thome, Raleigh
Kathy Tice Phillips, Greensboro
Betsy Vaden, Chapel Hill
Nan Van Der Puy, Chapel Hill
Kathy A. Veverka, Florence
Rose Warner, Chapel Hill
Emily Weinstein, Chapel Hill
Monnda Welch, Pittsboro
Kim Werfel, Pittsboro
Jewel Wheeler
Ruth Winchester Ware, Durham
Anita Wolfenden, Chapel Hill

Domestic Violence and Homelessness

Domestic Violence and Homelessness

The Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness participates in a statewide count of homeless individuals every January during the annual A Point in Time event.  During this count, agencies that work with the homeless population go out into the community and look within their own agencies to assess the number of people without a place to stay for the night.  This year Compass Center for Women and Families will be participating in the count.

As an agency offering domestic violence crisis services, Compass Center sees a variety of issues that come as a result of abuse including emotional distress, financial difficulty, and physical injury. During this time of year when the A Point in Time count occurs, we are reminded of one of the most pressing issues for some of our clients — homelessness.

When a victim of domestic violence manages to escape an abusive situation, it is often without the financial or social means to thrive on their own.  As part of the cycle of abuse, abusers often isolate their victim from friends and family, decide whether or not they can work, and control the finances.  Under these circumstances, a victim of abuse has few choices of where to go when leaving an abuser and is often forced into a state of homelessness to avoid returning to the abuser.

Women who leave an abuser without a stable place to go are also more likely to end up back with the abuser to avoid homelessness or end up in another abusive relationship because of their vulnerable state.  The National Coalition for the Homeless reports that 63% of homeless women have been victims of domestic abuse.  This number reflects how much domestic violence influences the lives of the homeless female population.

We must recognize the huge impact homelessness has on our community.  To do this we must look at the causes of homelessness and try and work towards change at the root of the problem. Whether that means preventing domestic violence, helping to treat those with persistent mental illness, or connecting clients to financial resources, Compass Center is a part of that effort in Orange County to help end the cycle of homelessness.

An Evening of Story and Song Raises Nearly $15,000!

An Evening of Story and Song Raises Nearly $15,000!

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It was a little bit difficult last Friday night to discern who was having more fun at the Varsity Theater…the audience or the performers?! Local authors Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle teamed up with Nashville musicians Marshall Chapman and Matraca Berg to thrill the packed house at the Varsity with readings from the authors, lovely songs from the musicians and occasional music from all four! Lee Smith capped the evening by reminding all that some can write music, some can write stories, but all can extend support to Compass Center. When the lights had gone out and the artists finished signing merchandise, nearly $15,000 had come in to support Compass Center’s important work in the community. Big thanks to everyone that attended this wonderful and exciting event and to our generous sponsors — Molly Maid of Chapel Hill, Foster’s Market, Grapevine Distributors, the Varsity Theater, and Flyleaf Books.

Photo credit: Caperton Morton

Shop at Ten Thousand Villages on Dec. 19, 4-8 p.m.

Shop at Ten Thousand Villages on Dec. 19, 4-8 p.m.

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Ten Thousand Villages strives to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our market through long-term fair trading relationships. Next Thursday, December 19, we will partner with Ten Thousand Villages for an in-store event to benefit women and families in our local community, as well as expose our friends and family to world artisan crafts, jewelry and personal accessories. Please join us at Ten Thousand Villages as we connect globally this holiday season.

Ten Thousand Villages
Shops at Eastgate (1800 E. Franklin St)
Thursday, Dec. 19
4-8 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Photos from the Royal Ball – October 4, 2013

Photos from the Royal Ball – October 4, 2013

On October 4, The Greater Chapel Hill Association of Realtors hosted The Royal Ball for the benefit of Family Violence and Domestic Abuse Victims in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Sabrina Short attended and took these wonderful photos!

 

 

 

 

Clothing Consignment Sale on September 15

Clothing Consignment Sale on September 15

To benefit Compass Center for Women and Families, Ruth Newnam and Donna Bennick will be hosting a Clothing Consignment Sale on September 15, 2013 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Carrboro Massage Therapy, located at 102 Ashe Street in Carrboro.

Seller instructions:

Label and deliver your clothes according to the following instructions. Clothing donors can receive 50% of the sale price and donate 50% will go to Compass Center or you can donate 100% of the sale price to Compass Center.

1. On a securely attached label, please write the price, size (if relevant), your first and last initials and your street number. Please indicate if you would like to donate any unsold items to the Second Bloom resale store in Pittsboro. If you do not write “donate”, we will plan on you picking up the items that the end of the sale.”

2. General delivery drop off times will include:
– Friday, September 13 from 4-6 p.m. at Ruth Newnam’s home (301 Lindsay Street in Carrboro)
– Saturday, September 14 from 2-4 p.m. at the sale location (102 Ashe Street in Carrboro)
– Other times are available by appointment.

3. Women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories will be accepted. Summer and fall/winter items will be accepted. We would love for most items to be in very good or nearly new condition.

4. You do not have to attend the sale to participate as a seller.

To participate as a seller, contact Ruth Newnam, ruth@carrboromassagetherapy.com or 919-593-1630 or Donna Bennick, donnabennick@gmail.com, before September 14.

To share this information with others, download a copy of our flyer.

Tea with Lee Kicks into High Gear for 2013

Tea with Lee Kicks into High Gear for 2013

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Tea with Lee is taking to the big stage this year, as Lee will be joined by Jill McCorkle and Nashville headliners Marshall Chapman and Matraca Berg for an evening of story and song at the Varsity Theater.

Mark your calendar for December 6, 2013.  More details soon!

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