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2020 Vision

By Sadie Hess We will tell our grandchildren about 2020. This has been a decade of events in a year. We have experienced a pandemic, financial upheaval, civil unrest….and it is only June! So many difficulties and trials and feelings. When we chose our theme for the year, 2020 Vision, we had no idea what…

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Building Strong Relationships

Written by MADDELINE THOMAS Why is it hard to form relationships? People with disabilities experience social barriers because people without disabilities are scared to communicate with them. It starts when children with disabilities get pulled away from their peers. Children with and without disabilities do not know how to connect. The barrier continues when they…

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Standing Together

Dear Compass Family, I am writing you to share my thoughts about the state of affairs in our world and our small corner of it at Compass.  These are scary and troubling times. For the past three months we’ve battled the fear of the COVID-19 pandemic, loneliness as we shelter-in-place, the sudden economic downturn, and an…

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Courage over Corona

Courage Over Corona

Written by Cassandra Sales “Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.” – Helen Keller The Light Shines the Brightest Courage is strength in the face of adversity. It is the ability to see everything going on in the world right now and not allowing it to affect your joy….

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Finding the hidden treasures

Finding The Hidden Treasures

By Cassandra Sales  Hallmark Movies Christmas season has passed and if you are anything like me, you binge watched just about every Hallmark Christmas movie ever made.  They all have the same plot.  Fancy city girl goes back to her small home town and ends up falling in love with the boy next door.  Those…

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2020 Vision | Seeing Each Other As Never Before

By Sadie Hess Changing Seasons I love changing seasons.  I love soup in the winter and salad in the summer.  I love tidying in spring and organizing in fall.  Such a lovely rhythm to it all.  But if you know me, you must know that my favorite season is the beginning of the year!  Oh,…

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Compass in Redwood Coast!

by Melanie Anderson Compass is very excited to introduce you to our newest region: Redwood Coast.  As of this writing, Compass is serving 5 people in Supported Living in Fort Bragg funded by Redwood Coast Regional Center.  Compass intends to begin providing ILS services soon as well.   If you have ever been to Fort…

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Janice’s Free Little Library

Connection The weekend is such a glorious time. We can rest, get caught up, adventure or do anything we want to rejuvenate ourselves. Until one minute you blink and it’s not Friday anymore it’s now 7pm on a Sunday and you’ve binge watched Netflix, know all the latest Facebook drama, and did absolutely nothing productive….

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The Social Media Connection

By Aaron Zint #ifyoucanreadthissentencethenyouareprobablyusedtoreadinghashtags Grounded in a Hurricane Your connection with other people will keep you grounded in a hurricane, whole on the chopping block and sane in a crazy world. A hundred years ago our friend options were confined to our family circle or the fifteen square miles around us. Cars and phones expanded…

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