I would like to thank Compass Center staff for their team spirit in helping learners in our community. I help to sponsor a learning lab for care managers who are embedded in primary care practice. I needed someone to talk about domestic violence so thought of Compass Center. Your staff did a wonderful presentation that generated good discussion. Thanks for your time, energy, and expertise.
Sherry Hay, UNC Medical School
Do you need help finding a particular agency, service, or program in the community? Compass Center for Women and Families offers the following services:
Resources and Referrals
- Information about community activities
- Detailed lists of local attorneys and therapists
- Lesbian, bisexual, and transgender resources
- Health and mental health information
- Resources in Spanish
- And much more!
Trained volunteers are available to provide information about community resources. Please call us at 919-968-4610 for information about local agencies, services, and programs, as well as for information about Compass Center for Women and Families.
Information & Referral Mission Statement
The goal of Compass Center’s Information and Referral Program is to listen to, emotionally support, and make vital information about community resources available for individuals and families in the triangle area.
Information and Referral Provided in the Areas of:
- Crisis/Hotline Services
- Child Services/Resources
- Disability Services
- Domestic Violence Services
- Donations/Holiday Help
- Financial Assistance
- Health Service
- LGBTQ Resources
- Rape/ Sexual Assault
- Senior Services
- UNC Student Services
In addition, Compass Center for Women and Families provides information about resources in the following areas:
- Career and Employment
- Child and Parent Services
- Compass Center Resources Manual
- Compass Center Resources Manual - Spanish
- Counseling and Support Services
- Disabilities Services
- Domestic Violence Crisis Services
- Education and Training
- Emergency Housing and Assistance
- Health Services
- Hotlines and Helplines
- Latina Resources
- Legal Programs
- Legal Resources
- Lesbian Resources
- Political and Government Resources
- Resources for Friends and Family
- Resources for Seniors
- Separation and Divorce
- Substance Abuse Resources
- Women's Centers and Other Useful Sites
- Change takes time.
- There is no single “right way” to help. The important thing is that you be there to support them in their decisions. (See tips on the back)
- You seem unhappy. Do you want to talk about it?
- What is it like at home for you?
- What happens when you and your partner disagree or argue?
- Are you scared of him/her? Does she/he threaten you?
- How does your partner handle things when she/he doesn’t get her/his way? What does he/ she do?
Six Tips for Helping a Loved One You Believe Is Being Abused
- Tell your loved one that she/ he don’t deserve to be treated badly and that no one deserves to be abused. This abuse is not their fault.
- Let your loved one know that there are ways to increase his/her safety, that she/he has options, and that, together, you can get the help that is needed. Compass Center for Women and Families can assist with the safety planning and with understanding options for dealing with the abusive situation.
- Tell this person what you have noticed that concerns you. Tell them that you believe (or know) she/he is being hurt or controlled. Tell him/her that you are concerned for his/her safety.
- Avoid focusing on the abuser. Keep this person out of the conversation as much as possible. Remember -your loved one has strong feelings for this person. Focus on your loved one, his/her safety, and your love and concern for him/her.
- Encourage him/her to call the Compass Center for Women and Families 24-hour hotline to speak with an advocate or to come in for an appointment.
- As the loved one of someone who is being abused you can call Compass Center for Women and Families hotline and receive support, information and abuse education.