Calvary Women’s Services… by Numbers

Curious for some cold, hard facts about Calvary Women’s Services and the women who come to our doors? Here’s a look at Calvary, by numbers:

Who comes to Calvary Women’s Services?

  • Residents are 90% African-American.
  • 70% of women are between the ages of 31 and 50.
  • 65% of have at least a high school diploma.
  • 25% have a mental illness, 20% suffer from substance addiction, and 55% have a dual diagnosis of both.

How do women use Calvary’s programs to make positive changes in their lives?  In the last year…

  • 89% of the women at our Pathways program built new skills through our Life Skills educational programs.
  • 75% of the women at our Calvary Women’s Shelter program actively engaged in mental health services, addressing both mental illnesses and histories of domestic violence.
  • 64% of all women at Calvary accessed addiction recovery services.
  • 61% of all women at Calvary engaged in medical services to stabilize their health.

What impact can donors have?  Donations in these amounts can provide the following for one woman at Calvary:

  • $50 for a night of safe housing, nutritious meals and comprehensive support services.
  • $75 for a month of nutritious meals.
  • $250 to provide an entire year of mental health services.
  • $1,000 for one on one support from a case manager for a full year.

What impact do volunteers have?

  • In 2010, over $70,000 worth of in-kind goods were donated by supporters.
  • Volunteers provided over 10,000 hours of their time in direct services and pro bono support to Calvary in 2010.

What impact does Calvary have?

  • Last year Calvary provided over 15,000 nights of safe housing and over 20,000 nutritious meals to women in our community.
  • Every 5 days a woman moves from Calvary into her own home.

Recent Posts

Back to Blog
February 10, 2021

Celebrating Black History Month at Calvary

“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” This is the quote by Angela Davis that hangs on the wall outside the classrooms at Calvary…
February 26, 2021

Calvary Women's Services Recognized with the…

Calvary Women’s Services is honored to have been recognized with the 2021 Nannie Helen Burroughs Humanitarian Award at the DC Courts’ Second Annual African American Impact Awards. Calvary’s…
March 12, 2021

"You have to be patient with yourself."

2020 was a tough year for Quiana. Quiana lost a close family member to COVID-19, was laid off from her job, and after leaving an abusive relationship she found herself homeless. Arriving at Calvary W…