Archive for January 2019

Free Financial Workshop Series on Homeownership

Get a better understanding of the financials of the home buying process. During this 3-part workshop series, facilitators will explore the lending process, saving for home, and provide resources to make the dream of owning a home a reality.

Registration is required by February 1st. There are a limited number of slots available, so early registration is highly encouraged.


Que es la Visa U? – 7 de Febrero

Que es la Visa U? – 7 de Febrero

Les invitamosa una presentación por el abogado de Inmigracion, Nitin Goyal sobre diferentes protecciones migratorias para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica como la Visa U, VAWA, T-Visa.

“Being an Ally for People Who Need Someone to Listen” – Why I Give

“Being “Being an Ally for People Who Need Someone to Listen” an Ally for People Who Need Someone to Listen”

Why I Give

Emily Hurtt

Family Law Attorney and Volunteer

Compass Center offers a variety of services to help people move forward with their lives. One such service is hosting free Family Law Information sessions in which attorneys donate their time to answer people’s general questions about family law in North Carolina. Often these information sessions help participants determine whether or not to pursue legal action in matters pertaining to legal separation, divorce, child support, and more.

Emily Hurtt, a family law attorney at Bagwell, Holt, and Smith P.A., has been volunteering at Family Law Information sessions for past nine months.

“I started volunteering at Compass Center because of the opportunity to help women and children in crisis situations.  Since becoming involved with Compass Center, I have learned so much about the clients here, including survivors of domestic violence. I’ve learned that domestic abuse can take many forms. I’ve also realized that reaching out for help in not a weakness— it’s a strength.

As a volunteer I have found that people are so gracious and just need an ear to listen. Knowing that I can be an ally for people who need someone to listen is part of the reason I enjoy volunteering at Compass Center.”

Announcing New Housing Funds for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Compass Center for Women and Families is excited to announce that we can now provide funding to help survivors of domestic abuse and their children afford safe housing.

Compass Center’s new “Housing Micro-grant Program” begins  today, Tuesday, January 15th.  Through this program survivors of domestic abuse will receive funds to support rent, utilities, deposit assistance, and moving expenses for up to 120 days.  In order to qualify for this program, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Live in Orange County or have fled Orange County as a result of domestic violence. 
  • Be fleeing a domestic violence situation or have fled a domestic violence situation in the past 18 months. 
  • Be able to attain a lease in their own name and provide documentation.

Please note that the Housing Micro-Grant Program is meant to assist survivors in attaining long-term housing and cannot assist with immediate crisis needs or maintaining current housing. 

For more information about how to apply call  Compass Center at 919-929-7122, send an email to or visit our office in Chapel Hill.



Join Our Email List