May 2015

Did You Know?
Supports such as financial resources, emotional support, and strong mental and physical health increase the likelihood that women who have experienced domestic violence will try new things and persist in their career pursuits. Compass Center's new ACCESS career group focuses on employment attainment for survivors.

Team Compass Center to Participate in
Carrboro's Not So Normal Run: May 15 - May 17
Lillian Mindich,
Team Compass Center
Among the runners entering Carrboro's May 17th Not So Normal Run is a team of 11 dedicated volunteers representing Compass Center. This fantastic team is busy earning pledges in support of our Adolescent Empowerment Programs. Click here to read more about these programs and consider a donation to help Team Compass Center reach its $3,000 goal.

Thank you,
Team Compass Center:
Miha Lucas, Emily and Ben Moseley, Ann Daaleman, NaShonda Cooke, Danielle Jackson, Mary and Hannah Smith, Gloria De Los Santos, Karen Stegman and Lillian Mindich. 

Not So Normal Community Events:
  • Friday, May 15: Free Fashion Show at Carrboro's Hampton Inn - Tickets Limited, RSVP here
  • Saturday, May 16: Community Dinner Benefiting Compass Center at Spotted Dog - Space Limited, RSVP here
  • Sunday, May 17: Not So Normal Run in Carrboro - Team Fundraising Page
(Advancing Career Counseling and Employment Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence) 
This 5-week group is open to women who have experienced abuse including emotional, verbal, economic, sexual or physical abuse in the past, and would like to focus on securing or expanding their career. The focus of the group will be to provide support, encouragement and empowerment in a safe, nurturing and confidential environment. This group will allow for the exploration of career and vocational pathways, while also reflecting upon what aspects of a career are most important to each individual and how to seek those out. In addition, this group will spend time identifying and developing work-related skills on an individual level, and helping participants to plan their short- and long-term goals. Childcare may be available for this group.

Two groups will begin in mid- to late May 2015, one meeting during the day and one in the evening. To find out more, please contact Lauren Kulp, Director of Self-Sufficiency Programs Director, at 919.968.4610 or by email.
Support Group Facilitators Needed!
Compass Center is seeking new support group facilitators to lead divorce and separation, domestic violence, self-esteem and other support groups. We will be offering an extensive facilitator training with our colleagues at Orange County Rape Crisis Center this coming July. Anyone interested in becoming a facilitator can contact Support Group Coordinator, Connie Carringer at 919.968.4610 or
Volunteer with Compass Center at the
Ironman Raleigh 70.3 Race!
Come be a part of the excitement of the 3rd annual Ironman race held in downtown Raleigh, and support the athletes and a good cause by doing so!

We need volunteers for the morning and afternoon shifts. Volunteers will assist athletes on their home stretch of the race by helping to pass out water, snacks, and to cheer them on! The Ironman Foundation will donate money to support Compass Center for every volunteer that signs up! Ironman volunteer t-shirts and lunch will be provided to all volunteers.

May 19, 2015
Whole Foods 5% Day
All Day
81 S Elliot Rd.
Whole Foods will donate 5% of all of their purchases to Compass Center!
12 Ways to
Support Our Work
Family Law Workshop and Summer Support Group Offerings
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, May 21st

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


Compass Center has several support group opportunities coming up.

Survivor-led Writing Group
May 2015

Understanding Anger Support Group
June 2015

Domestic Violence
Support Group

June 2015

Self-Esteem Support Group
August 2015

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