THE COMPASS CDC
Who we are
Engaging communities, changing lives, building futures.
To provide the surrounding area with educational, economic and enrichment opportunities and resources thereby influencing all to take steps in the right direction.
Our core values define how we interact and how we achieve our results. Living these values and habits will build
a culture of trust, respect, kindness and collaboration. The Compass Community Development Corporation is:
INCLUSIVE: Serving community members across all age, cultural, class and social backgrounds.
EXPANSIVE: Continually developing programs and activities that address diverse community needs.
EMPOWERING: Offering information, education, tools and support to help our community grow.
COLLABORATIVE: Partnering with local businesses, libraries, schools, and other non-profits to create
cooperative opportunities for our community.
INVITING: Providing a safe place to connect with essential resources in a supportive environment.
Our programs include
My Sisters Closet
The mission of My Sister’s Closet is to assist women who have experienced economic hardship due to divorce, domestic violence, and/or natural disasters by providing them with professional attire, thereby aiding them in securing a better life for themselves and their children.
The four core services of MSC are:
1. Clothing Assistance
2. Cover Letter Assistance
3. Job Readiness Workshops
4. Resume Assistance
Dee's Haven & Rev's House
Dee’s Haven is our transitional home for women, while Rev’s House is our transitional home for men. Our mission is to provide safe living accommodations for individuals who are financially unable to secure housing due to economic hardship or life crisis.
Our transitional home program is a comprehensive therapeutic and educational program designed to incorporate awareness, accountability, responsibility and empowerment.
The Hub Community Learning Center
- Tutoring Services
- Homework Assistance
- Computer Lab with free internet and printing
- Life Skills and Professional Seminars and Training
The Compass Food Pantry collects and distributes nonperishable goods to the hungry and working poor. The
Compass Food Pantry also provides a limited amount of personal and household items.
CDC Signature Events
Annual Coat Giveaway
Be Beautiful Prom Dress Giveaway
Quarterly Stuff-a-Bus Canned Food Drive
Lunch on the Lawn (partnership with Resurrected Ministries)
Real Men Read (Pine Grove Elementary School)
Vita Tax Preparation (partnership with The Cooperative Ministires)
5K Run/Walk (Inaugural date September 2019)
Thanksgiving Baskets to local families in need
annual coat giveaway
vita tax preparation
stuff-a-buss canned food drive
Donations will go to support clothing, transitional housing, our Community Hub and Compass Food Pantry.
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Join us on our volunteer team!
1234 St. Andrews Rd. Columbia, SC 29210