Compass Center for Women and Families offers the following services and programs:
- Crisis Counseling (in person and over the phone):
We offer counseling and emotional support services in person, Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, and 24 hours a day through our 24-hour domestic violence hotline.
- Safety Planning:
Advocates discuss options to keep clients and their families safe before, during and after domestic violence incidents.
- Support and Advocacy in Civil and Criminal Domestic Violence Court:
We offer assistance with filing Domestic Violence Protective Orders. Advocates are present in both Civil and Criminal District Domestic Violence Courts.
- Support Groups:
Support groups are an opportunity for people who have experienced family or domestic violence to come together, share similar experiences, and offer support to one another.
- Emergency housing/shelter placement:
We work with surrounding counties to locate emergency domestic violence shelter placement.
- Domestic Violence Awareness Training and Education:
We provide trainings for community groups and professional service providers, and youth dating violence prevention education.
- 911 Cell Phones:
We provide cell phones that can be used for emergency 911 calls only.
- Click here to view more information on the Financial Coaching and Support.
- Financial counseling helps individuals and families budget their money and meet their financial goals.
- Career Programs: Individual career advising helps with resume and interviewing skills, job searches, and career exploration.
- Click here to view more information on the Adolescent Programs.
- Compass Center for Women and Families offers two adolescent programs:
- Teens Climb High is an empowerment and pregnancy prevention program for middle school girls from low-income families in Chapel Hill and Carrboro
- M.A.G.I.C. (Media Analysis of Gender and Image Construction) is a media literacy program that helps middle- and high-school youth gain critical thinking skills regarding damaging media messages.
- Start Strong is a teen dating violence prevention program for 6th and 8th graders.
- Click here to view more information on Resources & Referrals.
- Referrals are provided to clients who walk in or call. In the Resource Room, in-depth information is available about community services including attorneys, counselors, mental health organizations, and many beneficial agencies in the Triangle.
To raise awareness and prevent domestic violence in our communities, Compass Center offers extensive Community Education Programming. Education, training and public awareness opportunities include the following:
- Professional trainings for businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
- In-service presentations for healthcare providers, school professionals, the police, and mental health/substance abuse clinicians.
- Community presentations for educational, civic and religious groups.
- Start Strong, a primary prevention program looking at healthy relationships and bullying, for middle school students.
- Public Service campaigns including Domestic Violence Awareness Month every October.
- Resource tabling at community events, volunteer fairs, academic environments.
Please contact our Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator at (919) 968-4610 for more information.
Compass Center does not discriminate in service provision to clients, recruitment of board members or volunteers, or employment of staff members on the basis of race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, political affiliation, national origin, socio-economic status, gender identity, age, familial status, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability.