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Friday Round-Up: This week in the news
DC shelters are already at or over capacity. What’s going to happen when the cold weather hits? http://tinyurl.com/yzhucxm Families take shelter anywhere they can, including storage units- http://tinyurl.com/yh6eqzz Here’s a change.org comme…
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Calvary Holds Women’s Health Fair
Blood pressure screening “There was a great feeling in the room. It was wonderful to see all the smiles on the faces of the women,” said Trish, a volunteer at Calvary’s recent Women’s Health Fair. Women come to Calvary with a myriad of health…
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Friday Round-up: This week in the news
Monday of this week was International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Read the statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights here:  http://is.gd/4r6fh Tackling homelessness will lead to lower health care costs.  http://ow.ly/viC7 97 y…
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Success Story: New Style Leads to New Opportunities
"Before" shot of Maureen Maureen was homeless for over two years before she came to Calvary.  In the last few months she has worked hard to make changes in her life, and now she is looking for a job that will enable her to support herself…
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Friday Round-Up: This week in the news
• Budget Cuts: The DC City Council has held two hearings about the funding cuts to homeless service agencies – including Calvary – and there is pressure to restore the funds. We will keep you posted as events continue to unfold. http://…
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Everything you need to know about schizophrenia in four easy answers
Many of the women at Calvary live with mental illnesses. Today is the first of many blog posts in which we aim to provide you with a better understanding of some common illnesses. First up: Schizophrenia. What is schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a sev…
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Friday Round-up: This week in the news
Here’s all the news from this week: Mental Illness Awareness, Budget Cuts Updates and more! • DC budget cuts will impact families like these, can you help? http://tinyurl.com/ycx7wyr • A Washington Post piece on Chef Juliette Tahar, a Calvary v…
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Welcome!
We’re starting this blog to keep you—the volunteer, donor or casual non-profit blog surfer—in the loop about Calvary Women’s Services. If you don’t know already, Calvary is a non-profit organization in Washington, DC, that provides housing…
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DC Government Slashes Funding to Calvary, Other Agencies
A Note From Kristine Thompson, Executive Director The District of Columbia Department of Human Services slashed funding this week for some of the city’s most vulnerable women. Calvary Women’s Services was notified Monday, September 28, by The Com…
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Under Construction
Please forgive our current appearance. Check back on October 6th for the official launch of Calvary Comments and expect regular updates every Tuesday and Friday to follow!
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