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Compass Center Feels like Coming Home

Valerie Sauer has joined Compass Center as Director of Education Programs, a position focused on outreach and education in the community and in schools.

“Compass Center, for me, feels like coming home. I was working for a domestic violence agency in another county and it was a tremendous opportunity for growth, both personally and professionally, but I really owe so much to Compass Center. They provided me with great opportunities for growth and development, and it’s largely due to Compass Center that I chose this profession. I’m excited to be working for an organization that I believe aligns with me in terms of my organizational values.

My first volunteer position with Compass Center was in 2013.  I started as a child care volunteer and then moved to hotline advocate, community outreach intern, and then to part-time childcare specialist. It was the because of the encouragement from the staff that I got to try on different hats and see what was going to fit best with my interests. The more I learned about Compass Center’s mission, the more I got involved in the community, and the more I invested myself in the work.

Compass Center is a place of resources, healing, and hope for so many folks in our community. I’m so grateful to be back at Compass Center and explore this new role! I’m looking forward to working with people across all of Orange County, serving my hometown,  and continuing to challenge the perceptions of what domestic violence looks like in our community.”

Compass Center is a place of resources, healing, and hope for so many folks in our community. I’m so grateful to be back at Compass Center and exploring this new role! I’m looking forward to working with people across all of Orange County, serving my hometown,  and continuing to challenge the perceptions of what domestic violence looks like in our community.”

-Valerie Sauer
Director of Education Programs
Compass Center for Women and Families

 

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