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Cocktails for Calvary
Looking for a great opportunity to learn more about the mission of Calvary Women’s Services in a fun, relaxed environment? Join us on Thursday, September 20th for an evening of craft cocktails and delicious hors-d’oeuvres at stylish Prov…
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Life Skills, Education, and Art’s Program – LEAP
Friday afternoon watercolors class, women recreate artwork by Jacob Lawrence that they saw during a visit to the Phillips Collection At Calvary Women’s Services, our mission is to empower homeless women in Washington, DC, to transform their lives t…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Delia Antemie
Delia Antemie began as as a facilitator for our education classes, and eventually transitioned to an overnight volunteer role when her schedule changed. When asked why she volunteers, she responded “I volunteer because I want to be that perso…
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Summer Job Fair at THEARC
THEARC is a beautiful town hall, education, and arts campus located in Washington, DC’s Ward 8. Dressed in professional attire, carrying polished, well-crafted resumes and brimming with optimism, three women participating in Step Up DC, Calvary…
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Ready to Make a Change From Day One
When Pamela first came to Calvary Women’s Services, she was ready to change her life from day one. “You’re here to get yourself together,” she told herself. “I had a plan when I walked in the door.” In the months prior to coming to Calvar…
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The Need to “Dress for Success”
Women at Calvary preparing for a career fair For many, looking good means feeling good. This is a notion that the women enrolled in Step Up DC (Calvary’s job placement program) know can be especially important when job searching. But finding clothe…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Emily Haigh
July is the perfect month to spotlight our summer 2018 Community Engagement Intern, Emily Haigh. Emily hails from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains out in the remote Western regions of the US, otherwise known as Colorado. She is an undergraduate…
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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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