October 2015
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Among the many programs and services offered through Compass Center, we are proud to serve as Orange County's primary organization offering domestic violence services. Of the 6,000 clients we served last year, 1,168 were victims of domestic violence. We're also focused on prevention. Our relationship with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools helped us educate nearly 3,000 students about bullying and safe relationships. Thank you for supporting this important work.

Compass Center stands together with several area partner organizations to offer a variety of events creating awareness and offering community education about domestic violence. Check the calendar below and join us: 

Continuous Events:
  • ALL MONTH: City Kitchen is featuring a specialty cocktail during October, benefitting Compass Center.
  • ALL DAY (10/21): The Yogurt Pump is offering 10% of sales to Compass Center on Wednesday, October 21.
One-Time Events:
Welcome Volunteers

More than 60 new volunteers attended Compass Center trainings in September. These volunteers will be serving in essential roles throughout the year, serving as hotline advocates, first response volunteers and community education presenters. Compass Center is fortunate to work collaboratively with more than 200 volunteers each year, helping to expand the programs and services we are able to provide. 


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


Consider nominating a local non-profit employee for the Steve Schewel Award. Nominees must be under 35 years of age, earning a salary under $35,000. Full details on our website. Nominations will be accepted through 10/5/15.


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:

Compass Center is proud to announce the release of, 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