The Compass Center is dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic and sexual violence through victim/survivor services, batterer intervention programs, education, outreach and prevention. Our vision is to become the area leader in services and education related to sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking, with acknowledged excellence in direct services provision, public relations and outreach efforts, while attracting new grants and donors. We provide the following services: EDUCATION: The Compass Center makes presentations to a variety of diverse organizations about date rape, domestic violence, prevention, safety, sexual assault and witnessing violence. These presentations vary, from training workshops for police officers and shelters, to information sessions for high school and college students. SURVIVOR EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM: The Compass Center is committed to assisting survivors of violence through the healing process. The Survivor's Empowerment Program serves both male and female victims of violence, as well as children. Services include: ongoing or group therapy, advocacy at the hospital, courthouse or police station, assistance with safety planning, help filing protection orders or victims' compensation applications, and information, support or assistance in obtaining necessary resources. PLAY THERAPY: The Play Therapy program serves children, both male & female, ages 3-12. This program is free of charge and services children who have either witnessed or been victims of domestic violence or sexual assault themselves. FAMILY VIOLENCE PROJECT: The Family Violence Project offers opportunity for change through weekly treatment groups for men or women who want to learn non-violent life skills. Learning begins with identifying escalating violence, and presents various ways to handle potentially dangerous situations in the family. The skills are taught in a group atmosphere and each person is treated with respect and dignity, many for the first time in their lives. Participants, either court-mandated or voluntary, attend weekly meetings that are both educational and therapeutic in nature. TEEN VIOLENCE PROJECT: This is modeled after the Family Violence Project and assists teenagers, ages 13-17 in developing skills for healthy, non-violent relationships.