Sisters Rise: Calvary Adds New Housing Program

We are thrilled to announce that we will welcome home 25 more women in time for the holidays. As our community’s needs have grown, Calvary continues to grow to meet the challenge.

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Our Partners for Tomorrow are a dedicated group of donors who are committed to supporting the women at Calvary Women’s Services every single month. Learn more about the impact you can have by joining today.

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Inspiring Hope.

Last year, Calvary served over 135 women.

Success Stories

Transforming lives.

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

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A Year of Impact:

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Nutritious Meals Served
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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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What's New At Calvary


May 18, 2022

2022 Hope Awards Dinner

After two years of virtual events, we are excited to bring this celebration back in-person at the Capital Hilton. Please join this community event that supports women in ending their homelessness for…

On the Blog

January 12, 2022

Dignity Through Food: Meet Chef Meghan

“One of the things I remember most about my time at Calvary was having a home-cooked, delicious meal every single night. It made me feel cared for and seen.” – Patricia, former Calvary resident…

Volunteer Spotlight

September 8, 2021

Volunteer Spotlight: Catalina Castro

Catalina with her dog, who has made special guest appearances in the virtual yoga classes. In the fall of 2019, Catalina joined Calvary Women’s Services as a volunteer teaching Spanish. While workin…

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.

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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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