You might not have heard the story of Compass. To survey Compass now, you will see a company passionately committed to pursing the dreams of clients and employees. You will also see an agency serving over 500 clients in seven counties and four regional centers (RCEB, SARC, RCRC AND FNRC). However, at first glance, you might not know that Compass itself sprang up from a dream. Through love and hard work, it has blossomed into the company that it is today.
In 1996, the founders were working for a large nonprofit in Redding, CA and were directing the Supported Living Services (SLS). The cost effective definition had just been approved, along with the permanent SLS regulations, resulting in a 40% cut to the contracts. Due to the cuts, the nonprofit decided that the program would not be cost effective and gave a 30 day notice to all of its clients.