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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 on one…
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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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