Our Centennial Celebration was an inspiring night of hope and you can catch it in its entirety on demand!
While the 1960s were filled with civil unrest, countless murders and assassinations of civil rights activists, and changes on a global scale, Compass remained a constant in Pioneer Square. Additional recreational and job training activities were added to the daily activities to help give men things to keep busy. This list is of course a … Continue reading Compass in the 1960s
The 1950s brought exciting new changes to the Compass Center building and helped us dramatically expand our services.
In 1941 the Compass Mission (that's one of our older names) purchased the building at 77-79 South Washington Street for $15,000.
Our founder Otto Karlstrom believed strongly in the healing power of connecting with family and loved ones. Because of this, Compass has always been a place that people could send and receive mail. “Send Home” cards were just one of the many things the Compass Mission offered in its early days. This is a tradition … Continue reading The Healing Power of Connecting with Family
Over 100 years ago, Compass Housing Alliance was founded by Pastor Otto Karlstrom and his wife Alva. As we tell the stories and histories of Compass, we believe it’s important to start with the story of the Karlstrom family and their vision.
Ezekiel McShan has been with Compass as a Housing Navigator for the past 3.5 years. He believes in the impact that Compass has and the work that we do because “our numbers do not lie."