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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

 

Coping Through the Holidays for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Coping Through the Holidays for Survivors of Domestic Violence

 

Studies show that support groups help women feel more connected and validated. Support groups also reduce isolation and contribute to people’s ability to make needed changes in their lives.

The holidays are often a difficult time for survivors of domestic violence. Compass Center is inviting survivors to participate in an evening of sharing, learning, and community focusing on the particular challenges of the holiday season. Free Child-care is offered.

The event will take place in mid-December. Call  919-968-4610 or email groups@compassctr.org by Dec. 17 to participate.

 

Here’s what former clients have said about Compass Center’s domestic violence support groups:

“I felt supported and a  sense of friendship.  I loved the teachers and advice they gave.”

” Other group members and facilitators were so open, vulnerable, generous & loving.  Everyone listened and shared.”

 

We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

 Compass Center is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions:

Client Services and Volunteer Manager position description (1)

Domestic Violence Housing Coordinator

 

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