Friday Round-up: this week in the news

  • For the first time in more than six years, the unemployment rate for adult women has surpassed that for adult men: http://nyti.ms/XDmsAr
  • Colder weather in the southwest means more people are seeking shelter than usual in some parts of the country: http://n.pr/VgoyCF
  • Community-based mental health care providers serve 140,000 Maryland residents with mental illness, but reduced budgets leave them struggling to keep up with the need: http://bsun.md/WWtw4g
  • The term “poverty” doesn’t just apply to the unemployed.  http://bit.ly/ZTkDuS

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January 21, 2019

Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr.

Since 1986, Americans have observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a way to honor the life & achievements of the civil rights leader. To celebrate, women at Calvary Women’s Services took a…
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Loretta's Story

Loretta had moved away with her husband. She found a good job as a nurse’s aide at a hospice center. Things were going well until he became abusive. Loretta prayed that it was just a phase, but it…