Success Story: New Style Leads to New Opportunities

Maureen "before"

"Before" shot of Maureen

Maureen was homeless for over two years before she came to Calvary.  In the last few months she has worked hard to make changes in her life, and now she is looking for a job that will enable her to support herself and build a more stable financial future.

Maureen’s hair had not been cut since she became homeless, and she has felt the impact on her job search.  Especially in this economy, the little things can make the difference in getting a job offer or not.

“It’s hard to find a job out there,” she said.  “At interviews they look at everything, including appearance.”

Ready for a new look to celebrate all she has already accomplished, Maureen hoped that a new

Patrick, of XYZ Salon, going to work.

Patrick, of XYZ Salon, going to work.

style would help her feel more confident in upcoming job interviews, as well.

Patrick McKee, the co-owner of XYZ Salon in Dupont Circle and a long-time supporter of Calvary, donated his time and talents to give Mary a fresh new look.  Recently he spent an afternoon

giving her a cut that will work well with her type of hair and help her look her professional best.

Maureen was thrilled with the cut.  “I like my new style,” she said.  “I feel better about interviews now that my hair is in shape.”

Thanks so much Patrick!

Thanks so much Patrick!

Maureen- all done!

Maureen- all done!

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