compass center taking novel approach to helping survivors
In fall 2019 the Compass Center held a fundraiser to rent apartments in Orange County to use as emergency housing for survivors of domestic violence and their children. Attendees wore purple in support of domestic violence awareness.
Chapel Hill group taking novel approach to helping survivors of domestic violence
"At the Compass Center in Chapel Hill, Executive Director Cordelia Heaney provided figures showing a nearly 16% increase in domestic violence victims served at the center from February through March of this year, compared with the same period in 2019."
Chapel Hill’s Compass Center for Women and Families reported an increase in domestic violence clients in March 2019 compared to March 2020, with 231 clients served last year and 267 this year, a 15.6% increase.
For some domestic violence victims, ‘stay at home’ means being trapped with an abuser