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community impact grant

We are thrilled to be a recipient of the 2019 Town of Chapel Hill's Community Impact Grant.

 

Town Awards $446,500 to Nonprofit Organizations to Address Community Needs

07/03/2019

efiling for domestic violence victims

Orange County becomes the 10th state to offer eFiling for protective orders.

In Orange County, domestic-violence victims can now get protection online

4/19/2019

Compass center

provides housing

Compass Center will provide housing assistance to domestic violence victims and their families.

Domestic Violence Survivors Often Need Housing, Grant Will Offer Help In Orange County

7/19/2020

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Campaign for emergency dv shelters

The Compass Center for Women and Families in Orange County launched a campaign in July 2020 to help domestic violence victims.

Orange County does not have a domestic violence shelter. But ‘Safe Homes’ are coming.

7/21/2020

Emergency housing for domestic violence survivors 

97.9 The Hill’s Aaron Keck recently spoke with the Director of the Compass Center to hear how they are working to meet that need.

Orange County Campaign to Finance Emergency Housing for Domestic Violence Survivors

7/27/2020

NC Domestic violence shelters many awaiting a surge

Many shelters report little increase in domestic violence calls but say that is about to change as isolation caused by the coronavirus leads to abuse.

Orange County Campaign to Finance Emergency Housing for Domestic Violence Survivors

4/3/2020

Triangle domestic violence organizations see uptick in cases

When COVID-19 started to affect North Carolina and stay at home orders were issued, domestic violence agencies across the state predicted the move would result in an increase of cases.

Triangle domestic violence organizations see uptick in cases, make changes during stay-at-home orders

5/16/2020

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

3/29/2020

Mandolin orange donates to compass center

The duo donated half of the evening’s contributions from fans to the Compass Center, a service center in Chapel Hill, N.C., that provides critical resources to people experiencing domestic violence.

The magic of an evening with Mandolin Orange

4/27/2020

Isolation Exacerbates Abuse. Crisis Centers Are Still Helping Survivors.

Compass Center explains that the amount of reported cases doesn't accurately reflect the number of crises. Quarantine can place increased pressure on a victim’s ability to seek help. 

Isolation Exacerbates Abuse. Crisis Centers Are Still Helping Survivors.

3/31/2020

N.C. domestic violence shelters awaiting a surge

"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."

N.C. domestic violence shelters awaiting a surge

4/3/2020

some are trapped with abusers during COVID-19

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

4/1/2020

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