Compass Center Dream

Our Compass Center Campus is in need of a total makeover! 
Our vision is to provide hope, reach more children and be the model facility for treatment of children with addictions and mental health disorders.
This is a partial list of our dream….we will be focusing a capital campaign on this dream in the near future!
  • Completely remodeling and refurbishing our current building. 
  • Adding a new education center; classroom, computer lab, vocation skills workshop, and creative arts. Part of which will be an indoor physical activities area for yoga, martial arts and basketball. 
  • Refurbishing and adding to our current dorms, increasing our capacity.
  • Caring for the land; creating a hydroponic garden for veggies and herbs, thereby teaching “caring skills” and “providing for others.”
  • Outdoor exercise trail; helping them to understand the importance of ones body and health.
  • Collaboration with pet shelters to teach training and how to care for others; fostering the realization of unconditional love and worthiness.
Compass Center Is located on 4 acres in Punta Gorda. Compass began in Sarasota in 2002 and moved to Punta Gorda in 2009. It is a 120 day dual diagnosis residential center for boys and girls 13-17 years old with drug, alcohol and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our clientele covers all of the socioeconomic spectrum and come from various locations including 14 counties in Florida.
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