On Sunday, December 9th, local nonprofit Calvary Women’s Services held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open their new, state-of-the-art facility in the Anacostia neighborhood of Southeast Washington.
Since 1983, Calvary Women’s Services has offered housing and support to women who are homeless in Washington, DC. The organization undertook this expansion project in 2010 as a response to the growing crisis of homelessness in the nation’s capital. In their new home, Calvary will grow to serve even more women every year and expand the range of support services they offer to homeless women.
As winter temperatures in DC continue to plummet, the opening of this new facility also means even more women will be offered a safe, warm home before the coldest days of winter hit, and just in time for the holidays.
Over 120 donors, volunteers, and other supporters of Calvary’s expansion project attended Sunday’s celebration. With the ceremonial cut of the ribbon, Executive Director Kristine Thompson, Addiction Recovery Group Leader Beverly Sellers-Robinson, Board President Tracy Ballard, Campaign Chair Cindy Schwarz, and Deputy Director of Operations at The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness Cornell Chappelle officially welcomed women into their new home.
“We are so glad to be able to welcome all our friends and supporters into our new home to celebrate this important achievement,” said Calvary’s Executive Director Kris Thompson. “This expansion project allows Calvary to provide even more opportunities for women to move out of homelessness and change their lives for the better.”
The facility includes a brand new Life Skills, Education, and Arts Center for women to build new skills and prepare for employment. The ribbon-cutting also marked the official opening of the organization’s new Wellness Center and Good Hope Kitchen.
For additional information about Calvary Women’s Services or the Good Hope Road expansion project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 678-2341.