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.

Make a difference

The 18th Annual Hope Awards Dinner

Join us for a fun and inspirational evening celebrating women achieving their goals and ending their homelessness.

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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:

20,000+
Nights of Safe Housing
30,000+
Nutritious Meals Served
500+
Sessions with a Therapist
700+
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.

Get Involved

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

Become a Volunteer
Not able to volunteer? Make a donation instead.

What's New At Calvary

Events

March 14, 2019

Cocktails for Calvary - Spring Edition

Join Calvary Women’s Services for an evening of signature cocktails and delicious hors-d’oeuvres at Baby Wale, a hip gastro-pub in DC’s Mount Vernon Square.

On the Blog

February 6, 2019

Loretta's Story

Loretta had moved away with her husband. She found a good job as a nurse’s aide at a hospice center. Things were going well until he became abusive. Loretta prayed that it was just a phase, but it…

Volunteer Spotlight

January 31, 2019

Volunteer Celebrates Incredible Hike by Fundr…

Would You Hike 20 Miles A Day for 4 Months to End the Cycle of Homelessness for Women in the DMV? Well, that is exactly what Stacy Sawin, a volunteer at Calvary Women’s Services, has planned as she…

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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