Friday Round-up: this week in the news

  • We’re so grateful to our amazing staff who stayed at our programs during this week’s storm to make sure women at Calvary were safe and sound. Here’s a story about some of the other local organizations that offered food and shelter throughout Hurricane Sandy: http://wapo.st/TSmsEQ
  • With public transportation shut down for the storm, some homeless men and women had difficulty accessing services and shelter during the storm: http://bit.ly/Rxj3N9
  • Election Day is next week. Are you voting? Volunteers have been helping people who are homeless in D.C. get registered to vote: http://to.pbs.org/SfbGce
  • “Mental disorders contributed as much to a lifetime of disability as do cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and surpassed all cancers and HIV.” http://huff.to/Rxq80n
  • In a six-year study, children who experienced homelessness had consistently lower academic achievement than other students. http://bit.ly/WYBqzr

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November 6, 2019

Felicia Recalls Her First Days at Calvary

“When I saw the bed made for me I knew I was in the right place. I felt lucky and blessed, and I knew this journey was going to be great.”  Felicia thinks back fondly on those first days…
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Calvary Women’s Services Opens New Housing…

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November 7, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Ezell Battle

Ezell Battle has joined us this fall through the Oramenta Newsome Fellowship at our partner organization, LISC (the Local Initiatives Support Corporation). With her background in human services work,…