We are happy to start off 2012 with great news about Calvary Women’s Services’ program expansion! The permits have been approved for the renovation of our building on Good Hope Road, and construction is underway. Our new location will help us serve more women where the need is great and to support these women as they gain the skills, confidence and resources to return to end their homelessness and live independently once again.
Calvary’s new home in Anacostia will be completed this spring, and we plan to move our programs by May. You can see more of our progress in photos (here).
We are grateful to have received more than $300,000 in pro bono support for this project from some of the city’s best firms. In addition to the donors and foundations who have also invested their resources so generously, the pro bono support from the community has helped make this project possible.
We are also looking forward to making a positive contribution to the Anacostia community. Our leadership met with members of the community on January 7th. We have begun to create a monthly “Community Update” to share with our new neighbors, and you can read the first one on our website. We are excited to be a part of a community that is committed to economic development and improving the neighborhood for all of its residents.
Of course, we will continue to provide other updates, too, as Calvary’s new home progresses. You can always stay connected to Calvary through Facebook, Twitter, and of course this blog to make sure you have the latest on our program expansion project!
We look forward to your continued involvement and support of Calvary and the women we serve during this exciting time.