Welcome!

We’re starting this blog to keep you—the volunteer, donor or casual non-profit blog surfer—in the loop about Calvary Women’s Services.

If you don’t know already, Calvary is a non-profit organization in Washington, DC, that provides housing and support services to homeless women. A lot goes on at our three housing programs.  We offer a wide range of services–from nutritious meals to mental health services to skills-building classes– to help women address the reasons they became homeless.  Each year 60% of the women who come to Calvary move into their own homes.

On this blog, we’ll post news and updates about our programs.  We’ll also share some of the women’s stories.  In addition, we hope this blog will create a dialogue about some of the issues that women at Calvary’s programs face, such as homelessness, domestic violence, mental illness and substance addiction.

In fact, we were so eager to share program news with you, that Kris Thompson, Calvary’s executive director, posted a note last week before we even officially launched.

Our blog is meant to start conversations both online and off.  We welcome you to join in by commenting or getting in touch with us.  If you’re really excited about getting involved with this blog, email information@calvaryservices.org to find out how you can become a media volunteer.

Check back every Tuesday for a new post and every Friday for a weekly round-up of news that relates to women at Calvary and the support services we offer.  Thanks for joining us, and welcome to Calvary Comments!

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April 8, 2019

Giving Hope, the 18th Annual Hope Awards Dinn…

What does hope mean to you? With the 18th Annual Hope Awards Dinner coming up on May 8th at the Capital Hilton, we asked members of Calvary Women’s Services’ family to reflect on hope and…
April 3, 2019

Amina's Comeback

“After losing my mom I felt entirely alone. But when I came to Calvary all that changed. I found a community – a sisterhood.” Before coming to Calvary Women’s Services, Amina moved back to…
March 6, 2019

Helen's Story

Before coming to Calvary Women’s Services, Helen had a good job as a clinical technician at a DC hospital. Unfortunately, during one of her shifts, she suffered an injury. Initially, she was able to…