September 2015
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A Letter from Executive Director Cordelia Heaney
Dear Compass Center Friends,

I am thrilled to be joining the Compass Center team at this exciting time of the year. We are building toward the launch of fall support groups and volunteer trainings. Our adolescent empowerment staff is gearing up for another impactful year, offering education and prevention programs in area middle school health classrooms. Our programs connecting clients to career, financial and legal resources continue to thrive and we're serving record numbers of domestic violence victims, helping them find safety, security and self-sufficiency. Compass Center's unique model, offering each of these services under one roof, means that we have the ability to better address the interconnected nature of issues many of our fellow community members face, and that we can provide greater wrap-around services for the clients we serve.

I am moved and impressed by the size and commitment of the Compass Center community. We would not be able to do any of this important work without the contributions of volunteers and community supporters. Engaging over 200 volunteers each year is impressive and essential to our continued success, providing vital services to fellow members of our community. As a newcomer to North Carolina, this exceptional level of community engagement speaks volumes to me about the generosity of spirit this community has for its neighbors, its belief in our collective ability to create the change we want to see in the world, and about Compass Center's long-standing ability to collaborate with our friends and partners to meet needs in our community.

Thank you for the many notes, calls and kind words I have received, welcoming me to Compass Center. It's truly an honor to lead the efforts of such an important, long-serving organization. I look forward to meeting you and to working together to continue the successful work this center is known for in our community.

With gratitude,
Cordelia Heaney
Executive Director, Compass Center for Women and Families

Yoga In The Forest - Thank You Franklin Street Yoga!

Yoga enthusiasts filled the Forest Theater on Saturday, August 30, 2015 for a donation class offered by Franklin Street Yoga. What a fun and unique way to spend a Saturday morning in support of Compass Center! 
Nonprofit Votes Count
As part of the National Council of Nonprofits' "Nonprofit Votes Count" campaign, Compass Center for Women and Families would like to encourage all our eligible staff, board, volunteers and community supporters to register by the week of National Voter Registration Day on September 22nd. Please visit this website to register.
Volunteer With Us
Volunteer trainings 
will be held soon at Compass Center:

Join Our Team

Development Director


Community Education Internship


Fall means new 8-week 
support group sessions at Compass Center. Our groups focus on issues related to 
divorce and separation, self-esteem or domestic violence. 

Help someone you know 
connect with these 
life-changing resources. 

Call 919-968-4610 or visit 
our website for details:

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 
1:30-4:00 p.m. 
Orange Co. Courthouse 
Hillsborough, NC

Our New Book
Compass Center is proud to announce our recent publication, A War Against the Mirror: Reflections on Domestic Violence. This book offers a collection of art, representing a variety of work done by clients in Compass Center support groups, including the Survivor Led Writing Group. The project was generously funded by the Orange County Arts Commission. Thanks to this funding and to Wild Musette Publishing, we are able to share this work with the greater community. Copies can be obtained at our office and e-books will be available soon. 
Business line: 919.968.4610
For help with domestic violence issues, please call our 24-hour hotline: 919.929.7122