To celebrate our 45th year, we plan to keep doing what we’ve always done – support youth and families in need. With your help, we can provide families with resources to overcome financial emergencies.
For a donation of $10 per ticket,
You’ll receive a COMPASS 45th Anniversary commemorative ticket with each of your entries.
Enter our Spring Drawing to help us raise over $4,500 for our Help Fund!
$500 Visa Gift Card
Two2 – $250 Visa Gift Cards
Five5 – $100 Visa Gift Cards
Have you ever worried about providing shelter for your family? What if you lost your job and could not put food on the table for your family? Where would you turn?
In order to mitigate the short and long-term effects that come with the intersectionality of poverty, health, and child development, COMPASS established the Help Fund. This fund provides families with emergency assistance with groceries, clothing, housing, education, and other financial emergencies.
Over 50 Help Fund requests have been granted this year alone, totaling more than $15,000 in assistance to youth and families.
Examples of the Help Fund in action:
A COMPASS School student and their family were living in a homeless shelter with winter approaching. The Help Fund provided assistance for the student to purchase pants and other warmer clothes to be prepared for colder weather.
A family served by COMPASS’ Worcester Office received support from the Help Fund to attend a welding class. The family recognized that they needed to have some additional certifications and qualifications to obtain better jobs to support their child.
A family served by COMPASS’ Lawrence Office received a furniture donation from a local organization, but they did not have any way to transport it to their new housing. The family received support from the Help Fund to rent a truck to transport their new furniture.