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!
Compass Center for Women and Families loves to share our story. Please help us find these opportunities.
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.
“They were very helpful and considerate. It was nice to have this extra support.”
DV Court Advocacy Quote
I “TGIT” Thank God it’s Tuesday! I love learning and how I feel after these groups.
I had been a stay-at-home mom for many years when my husband announced that he wanted a divorce. I had no idea how I would manage and felt that I would simply fall apart. Through supportive work with a career counselor, I discovered that I still had many valuable skills. I regained my self-esteem and got the big push that I needed to get out in the work world and find a good job.
They spent time talking with me to answer my questions and help me to feel supported.
General DV Services Quotes
The center has also helped me prepare emotionally for court in a Domestic Violence Protective Order case. I was very frightened and will always be grateful for staff’s calm confidence that I would not be alone.
Court Advocacy - "DVPO"
TCH is the best thing that has happened to me. Sometimes it could get hard to find time to make it to all the programs but when you do, it’s fun! Teens Climb High shows you that educational group meetings can be fun.
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.
When the father of my 6-month old son moved out of our apartment, he refused to provide any more financial support for our baby. I did not know where to turn to get help. Compass Center helped me find an attorney, helped me find a roommate to ease the expenses, and gave me emotional support during a difficult time.
The experience of abuse creates loneliness and having others understand and share my pain helped heal me.
I feel a lot better about me. I can control my anger now. I learned how to care about others.