CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- For nearly 40 years, a center in our state has been empowering women, men and teens who've gone through tough times and abuse.  The Compass Center for Women and Families, once known as The Women's Center, may have evolved through the years, but is still working to help thousands of people each year during their time of need.  

For quite some time, the organization held an art show fundraiser every year, but they decided to change things up in 2018.  Instead, they deployed the storytelling skills of the founder of the wildly popular podcast, Criminal, to help the center share stories and raise money for their worthy cause.

Cordelia Heaney, the Executive Director for the Compass Center for Women and Families sat down with Spectrum News anchor Caroline Blair, share more on the Empowering Journey's Luncheon, and how the money raised is helping people in North Carolina, often in their desperate times of need.

If you would like to come and support the Compass Center for Women and Families through their Empowering Journey's Luncheon, the event takes place Wednesday, April 18 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Sheraton on Europa Drive in Chapel Hill.

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