Contribute by Mail (P.O. Box 1057, Chapel Hill, NC 27514)
You can also shop for yourself while donating to our cause! Use our customized links; iGive and Amazon Smile will donate a portion of your purchase to us. (Please note: Select “The Women’s Center” as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile.)
Our number through the State Employees Combined Campaign is 1475-057, found online at this link. Please note that we are listed as The Women’s Center in the fall 2013 SECC booklet.
Designate Compass Center for Women and Families when you give through the Triangle United Way.
Remember Compass Center in your Will or Trust.
Consider a stock transfer.
We need volunteers for all areas of our work. We can match your talents and interests with tasks that are vital to our mission. Click here to lean more about volunteer opportunities and to download an application.
If you know of corporations, foundations or individuals with money to give and values that are aligned with our mission, please let us know…or better yet, introduce us!
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The Stock Exchange is the perfect place to pass on clothes that are in excellent condition as well as handbags, shoes, jewelry and accessories. Donate these items in the Compass Center’s name and we’ll receive the proceeds. To make an appointment to donate items, contact The Stock Exchange at 919-403-9977 and mention the Compass Center account.
In collaboration with Shelter Alliance, which assists domestic violence agencies by purchasing used cell phones (regardless of their condition!), Compass Center collects used cell phones and recycles them for cash. Shelter Alliance is totally green, no part of the cell phone ever goes to a landfill. Drop boxes are currently located in Orange County at PTA Thrift Shop in Chapel Hill, Seymour Center on Homestead Rd., Whole Foods in Chapel Hill, UNC School of Law, UNC Hedrick Building, and UNC Women’s Hospital (Beacon Program). To get a cell phone drop box for your business or to learn more about the program, please contact our coordinator, Conni Rivers.
Bank of North Carolina’s Community Giving Program gives new and current customers two simple ways to donate to Compass Center. Each time a new account is opened, the bank will donate $5 to the nonprofit organization of the customer’s choice (please tell them Compass Center!). The customer will then be invited to match or exceed the donation. Compass Center will receive the bank’s donation even if the customer decides not to contribute. Current customers can make a donation to Compass Center any time they are in the bank.
I truly appreciated this experience with other women and with the group as a whole. I enjoyed watching people triumph over their circumstances. I was inspired by many of the women in the group.
Domestic Violence Support Group
The leaders understood what I was going through without judging. It felt good to have an adult I could talk to and for them to be able to give me advice. I appreciate that. There are a lot of girls these days that get pregnant or get STDs and don’t know what to do. They feel as if their life is over and there is nothing to do but regret everything. Some times having more knowledge of what we fear, can make one stronger.
Even though I had been separated for nearly a year, I couldn’t afford to hire an attorney to get a divorce. I read Compass Center’s Family Law in North Carolina and got enough information to decide to file on my own. I attended Compass Center’s Pro Se Divorce (Do-It-Yourself) legal clinic, got all the forms I needed, and because of Compass Center I was granted my divorce without any of the high legal costs. Thank you!
This manual provides youth-serving professionals with an excellent overview of why we should talk about the media with kids and…provides valuable tools and suggestions for parents that will help promote constructive dialogue at home.
Jane D. Brown, Ph.D., School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UNC, From the foreward of Media, Sex, and Health: A Community Guide for Professionals and Parents
I “TGIT” Thank God it’s Tuesday! I love learning and how I feel after these groups.
This time has already motivated me to take new steps. I am confident that I will be able to accomplish my goals. With help from the Compass Center, I feel I have the support to do things I never dreamed possible before now. I realize how imperative it is for me to change my current situation. My life and my children’s lives will be changed for the better.
I feel a lot better about me. I can control my anger now. I learned how to care about others.
Children's Coping Skills Group
I was raising my child alone, with my only income from student loans and sporadic child support. Sitting down and talking over my finances with a financial counselor helped. It was practical information that I could really use, plus it was provided in a positive, gentle manner.
The experience of abuse creates loneliness and having others understand and share my pain helped heal me.
I have worked with the court advocate over the past 5 months on counseling and legal issues. I cannot say enough wonderful things about them.