Domestic Violence Crisis Services

Do you think you might be suffering from domestic violence? We can help.

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

Compass Center works with individuals who are experiencing or have experienced emotional, verbal, physical, sexual or other forms of abuse. Compass Center’s comprehensive services provide emotional and practical support to help survivors of abuse find safety and self-sufficiency for the long-term.

 

Our domestic violence services are free and confidential. They are also available in English and Spanish. Services are provided to people of all races, classes, religions, ethnic groups, sexual orientations and gender identities.

Domestic Violence Support Group


This 8-week group is open to persons who have experienced or are currently experiencing abuse in an intimate partner relationship including emotional, verbal, economic, sexual, or physical abuse. Topics discussed include dynamics of domestic violence, the relationship between thoughts and feelings, boundaries, managing emotions, self-esteem, and self-care.




Domestic Violence Support Group, Part II


This 8-week group is a continuation of the Domestic Violence Support Group and open to those participants who would like to go further in their group-support experience. This group covers healthy relationships, sexuality, identity, setting boundaries, self-care and setting goals.




Domestic Violence Writing Group


This 8-week group is open to women who have experienced or are currently experiencing abuse in an intimate partner relationship including emotional, verbal, economic, sexual, or physical abuse. The group is a space to explore the use of writing in the service of healing and share writing in a safe, non-judgmental space.




Divorce, Separation, Relationship Endings: Healthy Relationships


This 8-week group is open to women who have experienced or are contemplating separation and/or divorce/termination of a long-term relationship. The group will address common issues that women face during this process, such as grief, loss, anger, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, legal and financial concerns, parenting/co-parenting issues, and managing change. The focus of the group will be to provide support, encouragement, and information in a safe, nurturing, and confidential environment.




Self-Esteem Support Group


This 8-week group is open to women who want to work on building their self-esteem and encourage others in their own journey of personal growth. Topics discussed in the group include self-compassion, self-care, and building connections with others.




Art of Healing Workshop


This workshop is offered monthly. Participants are invited to and afternoon of art-making, processing, self-care, creative expression, mindfulness and community. Participants will be led through art and writing activities with a focus on expression, hope, healing, and strengths. No previous art-making or writing experience is required.




Coping Through the Holidays Workshop


This workshop is offered annually in December as the Holidays are often a difficult time for survivors of domestic violence. Compass Center is inviting survivors to participate in this evening of sharing, learning, and community, focusing on the particular challenges of the holiday season.




Friends & Family / Secondary Survivors Workshop


Your presence and support can be an invaluable benefit to your friend or loved one. This workshop will help family; friends, and secondary survivors understand why someone stays in an abusive relationship and how to help safely. As a witness of abuse, you may want to do anything you can to make it better, yet also feel like there is nothing you can do to make it better. Join us to find answers to some of your questions and to gain a deeper understanding.





24-Hour Crisis Hotline

Domestic violence advocates provide emotional support and discuss strategies to keep victims of abuse safe before, during, and after domestic violence incidents.

919-929-7122

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Emergency Housing

The most dangerous time for a victim of domestic abuse is when they leave their abuser. In July 2020 Compass Center launched the Safe Homes, New Lives campaign to provide emergency housing to survivors of domestic violence and their families in Orange County. As of March 2021,we already have 2 operational apartments available for our clients. We plan to have 2 more apartments available by June 2021. 

Crisis Counseling

We talk to people over the phone or in person at our office. We can also help people who are unsure if their relationship is abusive and would like to talk to someone about this.

Legal Support

Compass Center court advocates help people navigate both civil and criminal court as they take legal action to find safety and move forward with their lives. Court advocates help victims file Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

Safety Planning

We provide information and options and allow those we assist to make their own choices about the best options for them. Safety planning is an important technique to consider when victims are staying in an abusive relationship or intend to leave. Several things should be considered.  Personalized safety planning is available in English and Spanish.

Please call our 24-hour hotline at 919-929-7122 if you would like to speak with an advocate about a personal plan for your daily safety. 

View our Brief Safety Planning sheet for some tips on safety planning.

Mental Health Access Program

Affordable therapy is a gap for trauma survivors looking for symptom relief and healing. We provide 16 one-on-one sessions with a licensed therapist for domestic violence victims and their families.

  Support Groups  

Rebuilding life after abuse can feel lonely and overwhelming. Compass Center’s support groups, led by trained facilitators, allow survivors to find healing and strength through shared experiences.  Support groups offer an opportunity for individuals with shared experiences to come together in a safe space, to work on their own healing processes and offer support and encouragement to one another. The goal of the support groups is to help members cope with stressful life events and as a result, help members feel revitalized and strong.

 

Groups are held in a safe location, and all discussions during group meeting are kept confidential. Joining these groups and attending workshops are free. Our support groups are also offered in Spanish, and childcare is provided at no cost. Please see below for details regarding our various support groups and workshops.

 

For more information about our support groups, please contact the support group coordinator at 919-968-4610 or email groups@compassctr.org  for groups in English and latinxgroups@compassctr.org for Spanish-language groups, or call 919-929-7122..  

  Housing Micro-Grant Program  

Compass Center’s Housing Micro-Grant Program provides access to transitional housing for survivors who have been displaced by violence, or for whom a lack of housing contributes to their lack of safety. Survivors in our housing program receive financial support towards rent, moving expenses, and utilities, along with case management services.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, as funding permits.

Housing Grant FAQs

Hvad koster det at campere på Falsled Strand Camping?


Det kommer an på plads og tidspunkt. Se mere her.




Hvad koster det at leje en hytte?


Det kommer an på, hvilken hytte du vælger, og hvornår du vil leje den. Se mere her.




Hvad er inkluderet, når man camperer hos jer?


Uanset om du kommer i vogn eller telt, er der strøm, miljøgebyr, toilet- og badefaciliteter, indendørs køkkenfaciliteter, fællesrum, adgang til pool (i sommermånederne) og Wi-Fi uden merberegning. Se også her.




Hvad er inkluderet, når man lejer en hytte hos jer?


Det kommer helt an på hvilken hytte, man vælger. Der er noget for enhver, vil vi mene. Læs mere om de forskellige hytter her.




Har I Wi-Fi?


Ja da. Der er gratis Wi-Fi inkluderet i alle ophold på pladsen. Dog kan en hurtigere forbindelse tilkøbes, hvis man skal streame samtlige afsnit af Friends ;)




Har I badeland?


Nej. Vi har noget bedre – det fynske øhav :) Men vi har også en opvarmet pool i sommermånederne, og du har gratis adgang til den med alle slags ophold hos os.




Har I legeplads?


Ja. Der er dog hverken legeland eller hoppepude-park. Den er lille, men charmerende – og der er både trampolin, gynger, rutchebane og en lille snurretop. Vi har også en petanque-bane.




Er jeres campingplads børnevenlig?


Vi er venlige for børn som voksne, men da vi har fokus på natur, nærvær og hygge, finder man ikke et kæmpe legeland og klovneshows her hos os. Til gengæld kan man fx fange krabber på stranden, leje SUP-paddleboards og havkajak, spille petanque eller lege på vores legeplads. Vi har også Wi-Fi. Mht. faciliteter er der familiebaderum, dedikeret puslerum med baby-badekar og man kan leje baby-rejseseng og højstol (blot bestil på forhånd, da vi har et begrænset antal).




Må man have husdyr på jeres plads?


Det er tilladt at have højest to rolige hunde eller katte på campingenhederne og i telt (mod gebyr), og i vores Sovehytter er det tilladt at medbringe én lille rolig hund (mod gebyr).

Hunde skal altid føres i snor og luftes udenfor pladsens område – og husk hundeposer ;)




Kan jeg leje en campingvogn på jeres campingplads?


Nej, men du kan leje en af vores hytter. Se dem her.




Er der en oversigt over jeres campingplads?


Ja da. Du kan se en pladsoversigt her.




Skal vi selv have dyner og sengelinned med i jeres hytter?


Det vælger I selv. I Familiehytterne og Sovehytterne kan I tilkøbe det, men I kan også medbringe jeres eget. I Hyttesuiterne er dyner og linned inkluderet i opholdet. Vi har bløde moskusdyner og kvalitetssengelinned i 100% hør. Hør er et naturmateriale som er kølende på varme sommerdage, fugtabsorberende og bedre til at temperaturregulere end fx bomuld. Linnedpakken koster 100kr pr. person (engangsbeløb) og bestilles ved booking.




Hvornår kan man checke ind og ud?


Check-in er mellem kl. 14 og 16 og der er check ud mellem kl. 8 og 10. Gæster med forudbetalt enhedsplads har adgang til pladsen mellem kl. 7 og 22.




Skal jeg selv medbringe service til hytterne?


Nej. Der er service i alle vores hytter.




Hvilke aktiviteter er der på pladsen?


Der er altid strand og pool i sommermånederne og masser af natur at boltre sig i, i nærområdet. Derudover er der petanque og en lille legeplads. Vi udlejer SUP-paddleboards og havkajakker (i somemrmånederne). Endelig vil vi løbende have sæsonbestemte aktiviteter.




Hvad er der i nærheden af pladsen?


Lokalt er der selvfølgelig Falsled Kro, men vi har også Vandkanten ved Falsled Havn og til forår/sommer en tapasbar – alt sammen i gåafstand fra pladsen. Hyggelige Faaborg med masser af cafeer, restauranter og sommeraktiviteter er ca. 10 mins. køretur væk. Svanninge Bakker og Bjerge aka de fynske alper er ligeledes i 10 mins. køreafstand. Fyns 220 km lange vandresti, Øhavsstien, er lige uden for pladsen. Egeskov Slot kan nås på 25 min. og både Odense og Svendborg er 35-40 min. væk. Man er derfor ikke langt væk fra nogle af de mest spændende fynske udflugter og seværdigheder.




Kan man grille på pladsen?


Det kan man da. Vi har en grill til fri afbenyttelse ud for fælleshuset og en ved vandet. Der er også bålpladser på pladsen, som alle må bruge.




Hvor langt er der til stranden?


Vi har vores egen strand med badebro, og alt efter hvor du er på pladsen, har du 0-3mins gåtur til vandkanten.




Er pladsen handicap-venlig?


Hovedstien og vejen er fin til kørestol, og vi har et handicaptoilet og -bad på pladsen. Vores hytter er til gengæld nok lidt sværere at færdes i som kørestolsbruger.




Har I åbent hele året?


Nej. Vi er en sommerplads, og vi har åbent fra 1. april (eller fra påske, hvis den skulle falde tidligere) til og med september.




Hvornår er receptionen åben?


Receptionen er åben hver dag i sæsonen kl. 8-12 (og kl. 14-16 i højsæsonen). Udenfor den betjente åbningstid har vi en drop-in reception, hvor det er muligt at leje en plads uden forudgående booking.




Hvad er jeres handelsbetingelser?


Dem kan du finde her på siden, og når du booker online. Handelsbetingelserne er gældende for alle bookinger – uanset om de er foretaget via mail, telefon eller online.




Er der toilet/bad i hytterne?


Nej, det er camping gone glamping! Til gengæld er der toilet- og badefaciliteter blot 20-30meter væk fra samtlige hytter, alt efter hvor du er placeret. Der er også familiebaderum, puslerum med baby-badekar og handicaptoilet og -bad ved poolområdet. Der er ingen betalingsautomater i vores bade - men husk lige miljøet :)