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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February 3, 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. We’ll come together to celebrate w…
January 9, 2019

Grace's Story

“I was panicked. I had relied on my husband for so much, but just like that, he turned on me. I felt like I was endlessly falling in a deep hole.” Before Grace arrived at Calvary Women’s Se…
December 4, 2018

Home for the Holidays: Monique's Story

“My first night here I held my daughter’s stuffed animal and cried until I fell asleep.” The week before Thanksgiving last year, Monique came to Calvary Women’s Services. She was…