Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

  • A traditional soup kitchen is being converted into a culinary school to train those who are homeless for work as chefs, sous-chefs, etc. http://tinyurl.com/ykol2at
  • On Wednesday, the Senate, with 11 Republican votes, approved a bill intended to spur employment by providing businesses with incentives to hire new workers. http://nyti.ms/cHzoLU
  • Florida House of Representatives may vote to designate attacks against people who are homeless as hate crimes. http://bit.ly/dfERss
  • From the NY Times: Yet another challenge for poor & low-income persons- “With Medicaid Cuts, Doctors and Patients Drop Out” – http://tinyurl.com/yklbe35
  • The number of people who are homeless in Baltimore County jumped by nearly 25 percent in the past year, with more than a third homeless for the first time.http://tinyurl.com/y8vl2c8
  • Is permanent supportive housing the answer to ending homelessness? http://bit.ly/cpOK2z

**Thanks to all who walked in the Help the Homeless Walkathon. This week we found out we raised $107,000 for Calvary’s programs – the most ever for us! In total, the 2009 Walkathon raised $5.8 million for 134 DC Area Homeless Service Providers. http://ow.ly/1mZyI

Recent Posts

Back to Blog
November 11, 2019

You're Invited to Home for the Holidays

Join Calvary Women’s Services for an evening of holiday festivities in honor of women overcoming their homelessness. We’ll gather together to highlight the season of giving and celebrate our new…
November 26, 2019

Calvary Women’s Services Opens New Housing…

Photos taken of the new Reach Up site during move-in day. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Calvary Women’s Services today announced the opening of a new housing program, Reach Up. As winter approaches and tempe…
December 4, 2019

Tianna's Heart

Tianna’s ‘Storm of Life’ Drawing Made During Her First LEAP Class Last week, Tianna was in her first health class at Calvary. The topic- physical and emotional health of the heart. A…