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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 dvhousing@compassctr.org or visit our office in Chapel Hill.

 

 

Why do survivors of abuse need housing assistance and therapy services? Share your story

Why do survivors of abuse need housing assistance and therapy services? Share your story

Compass Center is getting ready to launch our new temporary housing and therapy services for survivors of domestic violence and their children. We want to publicly share quotes and stories explaining why survivors need these services. How do they help people feel safe and ready to begin rebuilding their lives?

If you’d like to help us, please fill out the form below. You can choose to be identified as “ANONYMOUS,” FIRST NAME ONLY, or FAKE NAME, depending on what is comfortable for you. Sharing your perspective is completely voluntary. If you choose not to participate, the services you receive will not be impacted in any way.

 

Grupo de Apoyo para Madres de Familia con Relaciones Familiares Difíciles

Grupo de Apoyo para Madres de Familia con Relaciones Familiares Difíciles

Empezando en Enero 2019, Compass Center ofrecerá un grupo de apoyo para madres de familia con relaciones familiares difíciles. Llamenos para registro a 919-968-4610.
Habrá aperitivos y cuidado infantil gratis

Staff Explain Dynamics of Domestic Violence on Lay Ley Radio

Staff Explain Dynamics of Domestic Violence on Lay Ley Radio

Teresa and Madison of Compass Center speak with radio host Julie Garza on La Ley.

 Compass Center staff members Teresa and Madison appeared on La Ley radio station over the weekend. The staff members spent the 30-minute segment discussing the  the dynamics of interpersonal violence in Spanish with host Julie Garza. 

They also promoted our mid-December support groups for survivors of domestic violence that will be taking place in Spanish and in English.

To register for a support group, call 919-96-4610.

 

Compass Center is actively seeking a Volunteer Career Counselor to provide one-on-one career coaching to our clients. 

Open the PDF below for a complete description.

Compass Center Career Counselor Volunteer Description

 

We will be CLOSED on Tuesday, Dec. 11 due to Inclement Weather

We will be CLOSED on Tuesday, Dec. 11 due to Inclement Weather

Closed on Monday, Dec. 10, Due to Inclement Weather

Closed on Monday, Dec. 10, Due to Inclement Weather

Compass Center will be closed on Monday, Dec. 10, due to inclement weather. Our 24-hour domestic violence hotline will continue to operate at 919-929-7122.

Afrontando las Festividades para Sobrevivientes de Violencia Doméstica

Afrontando las Festividades para Sobrevivientes de Violencia Doméstica

Los estudios demuestran que los grupos de apoyo ayudan a las mujeres a sentirse más conectadas y entendidas. Los grupos de apoyo también reducen el aislamiento y contribuyen a la capacidad de las personas para realizar los cambios necesarios en sus vidas.

Las festividades, son a menudo un momentos difíciles para los sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica. Compass Center esta invitando a los sobrevivientes a participar en una tarde de intercambio y aprendizaje, enfocándose en los desafíos particulares de la temporada de festividades. Se ofrece cuidado de niños gratuito.

Esto es lo que algunos de nuestros clientes han dicho sobre los grupos de apoyo de violencia doméstica en Compass Center:

“Me sentí apoyado y con un sentido de amistad. Me encantaron los profesores y los consejos que dieron “.

“Otros miembros del grupo y facilitadores eran muy abiertos, vulnerables, generosos y amorosos. Todos escucharon y compartieron “.

Estamos registrando participantes hasta el 17 de Diciembre.

Habrá merienda y cuidado de niños gratis.

Mas información: 919-968-4610 o por correo electronico latinxgroups@compassctr.org

 

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