It is our goal to make Compass accessible to anyone who would benefit from our help. As a result, in our years of service we have never charged a single participant. Many of our families leave their countries with very little and are here working hard to create a new life in our community. Having our program be completely free allows participants access to the skills they need to make Northwest Indiana their home.

With very little overhead, the majority of our funding goes directly to the care of our participants. If you would like to support Compass with funds, supply donations, or your time, we would greatly appreciate your gift!

Donate Online

Make a secure online donation through PayPal using your debit or credit card:

Donate by Mail

Please make checks out to "Compass International Family Center" and mail to:

Compass International Family Center
P.O. Box 324
Valparaiso, IN 46384

What does my donation provide?

We are creatively frugal with every dollar entrusted to us, and have almost zero overhead costs. That means that when you entrust your hard earned dollars to us, you can rest assured that those funds are being used to directly benefit our families. Many of our families arrive with very little. Your generosity with your time and financial resources allows us to offer our program free of charge, making it accessible to any family in need. Below you can find some examples of what is covered by specific donation amounts.

$40 Donation

Provides one month of one-to-one or small group tutoring for a K-12 Student, including transportation and snacks!

$200 Donation

Provides one semester of English Classes for an Adult Student including transportation & conversational practice!

$500 Donation

Provides funding for an all-ages Community-Building Event.

More Ways to Donate!

Throughout the year, our organization is made aware of different individual, family or community needs. We also have needs for different events that we host throughout the year.

We ask for these specific donations through our newsletter and through email communication.

Join our newsletter list at the bottom of this page to stay up-to-date on specific needs.

Some examples of these items may include:


Food and Snacks

These donated items are used for Program Nights to feed our students before they begin classes or tutoring, and during our Community-Building Social Events.

Housing or Clothing Items

We seek to help provide for refugee, immigrant, and asylum-seeking families and individuals who may have recently arrived in our country with very little. We also know of students who may need different sizes of clothing or items for different seasons of the year.


There are always opportunities to donate your time to come alongside individuals and families in our community. Sometimes participants do not have transportation and may need rides. Some participants may need help moving or connecting with someone who can help them in certain areas. If you want to learn more about donating your time to our Educational Programs or Community-Building Events, see our Volunteer Page!

If you have questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected].

Thank you for being a partner with us and taking a neighbor in need by the hand!

Since 2007, we have been generously supported entirely by local churches, faith-based organizations, individuals, and local organizations. It has always been our ambition to be a place where neighbors are helping neighbors. Not only is this happening through the many local community members who volunteer their time year after year, but also through those who fund us.


Thank you to the many local churches, organizations,

and individuals of our community for being a partner with us!

Join the Compass Family Email List and receive our Newsletters!

We send out quarterly newsletters to keep our Compass Family up to date.

Compass International Family Center: December 2023 Newsletter

Compass International Family Center: October 2023 Newsletter