April 2015

Did You Know?
For a child born in 2009, middle-income families can expect to spend $222,360 to raise that child from birth through age 17.

More Than $50,000 Raised at Annual Art Exhibition!
Photo Credit:
Bridget McEnaney
With good food and drinks, great company and amazing art work, it was hard not to have a great time at our 31st annual Through Women's Eyes, By Women's Hands art exhibition and sale. More than 300 guests gathered as we celebrated 102 emerging and established North Carolina women artists, by displaying diverse works ranging from 5 x 7 canvases and larger auction pieces to hand-crafted pottery and jewelry. The Ken Broun Jazz Group and DJ Fifi Hi-Fi provided entertainment for the evening. We honored our presenting sponsor DWM Advisors, LLC with The Joseph P. Davis Award for Corporate Sponsorship to recognize the company's $100,000 financial commitment as a sponsor for more than a decade. Zach Ward, of DSI Comedy, rounded out the night with a fun-filled live auction featuring pieces by Kristen Dill, Frank Penta, Carol Retsch-Bogart and Barbara Tyroler.

Thanks to the support of our artists, corporate sponsors, media sponsors, board members, committee members, volunteers and attendees, we raised more than $50,000 to support our programs and services.

To view and purchase art from this year's show, click here.

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month!
Compass Center is lucky to work with 200+ volunteers year-round! Volunteers are vital to our service delivery, community outreach and fundraising efforts. This April, Compass Center is celebrating and appreciating our amazing volunteers. Click here for a description of our volunteer opportunities.

Agency volunteers are invited to an appreciation party on Tuesday, April 28th from 5-7 p.m. at Back Bar at Top of the Hill (100 E. Franklin St.) Come enjoy food, games and fun! To RSVP, email us at dvvolunteers@compassctr.org.
Compass Center Attends Innovations in Domestic and Sexual Violence Research and Practice Conference
The Innovations conference, hosted by UNC Greensboro, sought to promote innovative approaches to building relationships among community partners, as well as promote innovative approaches to intersectionality, cross-culturalism and anti-oppression. The conference featured updates from North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV) and North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA), as well as several talks from innovative community organizers. Compass Center staff attended presentations related to criminal justice responses to domestic violence and sexual assault, judicial decision making regarding domestic violence protective orders, and the effects of violence on pregnancy, mothering and sexual health.

Compass Center extends a huge thank you to UNCG, NCCADV and NCCASA for sponsoring this conference!

12 Ways to
Support Our Work
Family Law Workshops
Join Compass Center for our series of monthly legal education workshops.
Topics will include but are not limited to: separation, divorce, spousal support, property distribution, child support and child custody, and domestic violence and the law. All workshops are held from 6 - 7:30 p.m. with registration sign-in at 5:45 p.m. Workshops will be presented by licensed attorneys, John Miskey and Sarah Carr D'Amato.

Next Workshop:
Thursday, April 16th

In addition to our legal workshops, Compass Center offers one-on-one Legal Information Services and Community Legal Project appointments.

Contact Us
For help with domestic violence issues, please call our 24-hour crisis hotline: 919.929.7122

For career, legal and financial programs: 919.968.4610