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Compass Center Featured on WHUP Radio’s 3-D News in Hillsborough

Compass Center Featured on WHUP Radio’s 3-D News in Hillsborough

On Thursday, Oct. 5, Cordelia Heaney, Executive Director of Compass Center for Women and Families, appeared on WHUP 104.7  radio in Hillsborough to talk about Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Heaney and 3-D News Host Bob Burton, aka “Mr. B,”  discussed local resources for victims of domestic abuse and the many educational and fundraising events taking place this month to raise awareness about domestic violence.  Heaney encouraged listeners to attend the month’s premier event— a screening of the film “Five Awake” on Oct. 23, 6 p.m., a the Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill. The free event is followed by a panel discussion featuring state and national leaders in domestic violence advocacy.

“Our goal is to talk about the status of domestic violence in North Carolina and to talk about how ordinary people can get engaged with advocacy and legislative activity,” said Heaney. “We can all do our part to end domestic violence.”

A recording of  the interview is available on WHUP’s 3-D News page   beginning at the 25:40 mark.

For a full listing of Compass Center’s educational and fundraising events in October, visit the DVAM 2017 section of the website. 

Cordelia Heaney, Executive Director of Compass Center for Women and Families, at WHUP’s studio in Hillsborough with 3-D News Host “Mr. B.”


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). This year, Compass Center’s main event is a screening of  the short film “Five Awake” followed by a panel discussion. Details are in the flyer below. Visit our DVAM 2017 page for a comprehensive listing of all of our DVAM educational and fundraising events.

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Compass Center’s Latinx Services Featured on WHUP Radio

Compass Center’s Latinx Services Featured on WHUP Radio

Compass Center’s Latinx services are expanding, and so is the need for bilingual volunteers. Last Saturday, Sept. 16, Dulce Castillo, Director of Latinx Services at Compass Center for Women and Families, appeared on “La Tertulia con Solangel” on WHUP Radio 104.7. The Spanish-language radio show hosted by Soleir Gordon-Schaefer and Angel Romero shares information, news, cultural events and public affairs content with the Latinx community. Castillo took the opportunity to raise awareness about Compass Center’s domestic violence and financial services in Spanish, geared towards Orange County’s Latinx population. She also put out the call for Spanish-speaking volunteers.

“At Compass Center, bilingual volunteers play a vital role in serving those seeking safety, information, and support, all in the language that is most accessible and safe for them,” says Castillo. “With the help of bilingual and Spanish-speaking volunteer advocates and interpreters, we were able to respond to more than 160 clients with limited English proficiency in 2016.”

Whether volunteers support survivors directly on the hotline, diligently translate written materials, or provide information at events, each volunteer forms part of the effort to support our community. To volunteer at Compass Center, fill out the Volunteer Application .  

Los servicios de Compass Center a la comunidad Latinx están creciendo, al igual que la necesidad por voluntarios bilingües.  El sábado pasado, 16 de septiembre, Dulce Castillo, Directora de servicios a la comunidad Latinx en Compass Center para Mujeres y Familias, apareció en “La Tertulia con Solangel” en WHUP Radio 104.7. El programa, presentado en español por Soleir Gordon-Schaefer y Angel Romero, comparte información, noticias, eventos culturales y contenido sobre asuntos públicos con la comunidad Latinx. Castillo tomó una oportunidad para crear concientización sobre los servicios financieros y de violencia doméstica en Compass Center, orientados hacia la comunidad Latinx del condado de Orange. También hizo un llamado por voluntarios hispanohablantes.

“En Compass Center, los voluntarios bilingües e hispanohablantes prestan un servicio vital al responder a las personas en busca de seguridad, información, y apoyo en el idioma más accesible y seguro para ellas,” dice Castillo. “Con la ayuda de los asesores e intérpretes bilingües e hispanohablantes, pudimos responder a más de 160 clientes con dominio limitado del inglés en el año 2016.

Ya sea apoyando a los sobrevivientes directamente en la línea de ayuda, traduciendo los materiales de forma fidedigna, o proveyendo información en los eventos, cada voluntario forma parte del esfuerzo para apoyar a la comunidad.

Para hacer voluntariado en Compass Center, puede uno llenar la aplicación en linea. También puede contactar a Dulce directamente llamando al: (919) 968-4610, o enviando un correo electrónico a: latinoadvocate@compassctr.org.

To listen to the interview, visit “La Tertulia con Solangel. Castillo comes in at the 21-minute mark.

Para escuchar la entrevista, visite “La Tertulia con Solangel”. Castillo entra a los 21 minutos. 

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Host Soleir Gordon-Schaefer (left) with Compass Center’s Dulce Castillo (right) at the WHUP Radio 104.7 station in Hillsborough, NC. During the broadcast, Castillo shared the many services available to the Latinx community and encouraged Spanish-speaking listeners to volunteer.  La presentadora Soleir Gordon-Schaefer (a la izquierda) con Dulce Castillo de Compass Center (a la derecha) en la estación de radio WHUP 104.7 en Hillsborough, NC. Durante el programa, Castillo compartió sobre la variedad de servicios disponibles a la comunidad Latinx y animó a los oyentes a participar en el voluntariado.

 

 

 

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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.

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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

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