Ending women’s homelessness.

Calvary Women’s Services empowers homeless women in Washington, DC, to transform their lives through housing, health, education, and employment programs.

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You're Invited to Our Home for the Holidays Reception!

Join us for a delightful evening of holiday merriment in celebration of women overcoming their homelessness.

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Our Wish List for Reach Up

Help us turn our new housing program into a home by providing comfortable furnishings and supplies.


Inspiring Hope.

Last year, Calvary served over 150 women.

Success Stories

Transforming lives.

More than 70% of women who complete our programs move into their own home.

Our Programs

A Year of Impact:

Nights of Safe Housing
Nutritious Meals Served
Sessions with a Therapist
Hours of Education Courses

Making a Difference

Our programs are designed for women who are survivors of violence and trauma, are living with mental illness, or are in recovery from substance abuse. Through personalized services and with peer support, each woman identifies and builds on her own strengths in order to meet her goals for safe housing, good health, and financial independence.

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The ongoing success of our programs would not be possible without the dedication of volunteers.

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What's New At Calvary


December 10, 2019

Home for the Holidays Reception

Join us for an evening of holiday festivities in honor of women overcoming their homelessness at Altria’s beautiful downtown rotunda. We’ll gather together to highlight the season of giving an…

On the Blog

December 4, 2019

Tianna's Heart

Tianna’s ‘Storm of Life’ Drawing Made During Her First LEAP Class Last week, Tianna was in her first health class at Calvary. The topic- physical and emotional health of the heart. A…

Volunteer Spotlight

November 7, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Ezell Battle

Ezell Battle has joined us this fall through the Oramenta Newsome Fellowship at our partner organization, LISC (the Local Initiatives Support Corporation). With her background in human services work,…

On any given day, 882 unaccompanied women are experiencing homelessness in the District of Columbia.

2017 Women's Needs Assessment
Women at Calvary are achieving their goals

Watch Verlette tell her story in her own words.

After years of struggling with alcohol and substance abuse, Verlette decided it was time to make a change. She had always relied on her family as a safety net, but when her father passed away she knew the moment had come to tackle her difficult personal issues head on. That’s when she came to Calvary Women’s Services.

Watch Verlette's Story

About Calvary

We support women as they use their own strengths and skills to reach their goals. Women here form a community of support – a sisterhood – that fosters an environment where everyone can reach their highest potential. Each woman who comes through our doors has unique needs. With the right services and encouragement, they are empowered to transform their own lives.

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Kris Thompson
"All of the women who come to Calvary want to achieve good health, safe housing, and financial independence — and they can! I strongly believe that each woman has the gifts and strengths she needs to be successful."
Kris Thompson, Chief Executive Officer
Serena Agaba Rwejuna
"I am proud to be part of a team that is working to ensure we are able to continue to empower women to transform their lives. Seeing the results that are borne out of Calvary’s services and programs is nothing short of inspirational!"
Serena Agaba Rwejuna, Calvary Board of Directors Member
Natalia Li
"I am inspired by the wonderful women I meet at Calvary, and I admire their dedication and perseverance under the most challenging circumstances."
Natalia Li, Volunteer
Jeff Wood
"Working with Calvary Women’s Services allows us to provide support for an organization committed to ensuring women across the D.C metro area are leading healthy lives and are on the right track toward improved financial well-being."
Jeff Wood, Greater Washington market president, Bank of America

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