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2017 Women’s Need Assessment Report
On a given night, 882 unaccompanied women are experiencing homelessness in the District of Columbia. Recognizing that their experiences differ from those of men or of women in families, the DC Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) Women’s Task…
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A Miracle Birth at Calvary
Written by Kris Thompson, Executive Director at Calvary Women’s Services   I opened the envelope from a long-time supporter and out fell an old newspaper article. “We had a baby on Jan. 19 – all 31 of us,” it began. “We were all up…
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Hunting for a Job in the Summer
Even though it’s the summer, women in Calvary’s job placement program, Step Up DC, are as busy as ever. In late July, Step Up DC was honored to host a table at the Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School’s Career Fair, and later on, we join…
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Echoes in These Streets: A Poetry Reading Series for Women Overcoming Homelessness
This post was originally published on the Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops Blog. “Poetry is people conveying their dreams through words,” mused Sonja Berry, who attended all three of the Echoes in These Streets poetry readings…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Michelle Engmann
Michelle Engmann wears many hats – a local on both coasts, she is a non-profit professional turned culinary expert who, in her free time, facilitates classes through our Life Skills, Education and Arts program (LEAP) and organizes karaoke night…
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Angelica’s Pursuit of Happiness
Angelica has been there for others her entire life. Her humble and meek personality made her the peacemaker during difficult family situations, but at the same time, she was used to people taking advantage of her. She would always calm down everybody…
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Step Up DC Joins Skyland: First to Offer Job Placement Services Specifically to Women
Calvary Women’s Services recently expanded its job placement program, Step Up DC, to Skyland Workforce Center. The nonprofit collaborative and pilot site for The Work Place DC offers employment services to adults working toward self-sufficiency and…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Charles Henderson
Charles Henderson has volunteered at Calvary since 2014 as one of our dedicated meal volunteers. He regularly serves delicious food (such as fried chicken, tuna salad, and potato salad) as well as refreshing drinks to women at Calvary. He’s alw…
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Calvary Kicking Off Step Up DC @ Skyland
We invite you to celebrate the expansion of Calvary Women’s Services’ job placement program, Step Up DC, to Skyland Workforce Center! To kick off our job placement services for women at Skyland, we’re hosting a block party on Friday…
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Frederick Douglass House: A Captivating Neighborhood Visit
Last week, the women at Calvary enjoyed a fun and educational visit to Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Historic Anacostia. The site preserves the home of Frederick Douglass (1818 – 1895), the African-American civil rights leader, aboli…
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