2009
Many Thanks
Over the last few weeks we’ve been musing on this blog about the impact of the community’s generosity to the women at Calvary.  All of the build-up – the donations, the holiday parties, the hard work of volunteers and staff – culminated in a…
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Happy Holidays
I’ve been living in DC for a few years now, but I’ve never truly felt at home here. The city has seemed so cold and unforgiving. But I now know, I was just looking in the wrong places.  This is my first Holiday Season with Calvary Women’s Ser…
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Friday Round-Up: This week in the news
An article in the WaPo on preparing home-cooked meals for local shelters- with Calvary ED Kris Thompson and volunteer Chef Juliette! http://tinyurl.com/y8ccby5 This upcoming Monday is National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day in Washington, DC &…
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The Spirit of Giving
My children made their Christmas lists.  They combed the toy-filled aisles of Target, called their grandparents to convey their wishes, and talked about how they should get their list to Santa.  And when I started worrying about how they had been c…
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Friday Round-Up: This week in the news
Miracle, a local college student, shatters many stereotypes of what it means to be homeless…and she is just one of the many women Calvary has helped this year. She is the focus of this article in the Washington Post. http://tinyurl.com/ybdxc3q An…
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Giving Back this Holiday Season
Every December I find myself spending a lot of time in the basement at Calvary Women’s Shelter.  Usually I try to get out of going down there.  It looks a lot like what you are picturing, and, not being a huge basement, it can be challenging to n…
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Friday Round-Up: This week in the news
The man who led the nation’s homelessness policy for seven years starts his own nonprofit in San Francisco: http://bit.ly/8hXgx2 Fellow twitterer @hardlynormal was the focus of this great CNN article, which documents his own personal story and…
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‘Tis the Season for Sobriety
This is a challenging time of year for those who struggle with addiction. Routines are interrupted. There is eggnog at Christmas and champagne at New Years, and let’s not forget the holiday parties/celebrations where you are surrounded by alcohol.…
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22nd Annual Help the Homeless Walkathon
This past Saturday, November 21, Calvary’s volunteers, residents, Board of Directors, donors and staff members gathered on the National Mall for the Help the Homeless Walkathon.  The annual event, organized by Fannie Mae, raises funds and awarenes…
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Friday Round-Up: This week in the news
This week is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week. Are you doing your part to make a difference? Unemployment rates have risen in 29 states and DC, as these rates rise, more will end up facing homelessness- http://bit.ly/3yjppV 12.4 Percen…
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