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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 only got worse. “Every night I was a nervous wre…
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Cocktails for Calvary – Spring Edition
Join Calvary Women’s Services for an evening of signature cocktails and delicious hors-d’oeuvres at Baby Wale, a hip gastro-pub in DC’s Mount Vernon Square. We’ll come together to celebrate women overcoming homelessness and look forward to t…
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Volunteer Celebrates Incredible Hike by Fundraising for Calvary!
Would You Hike 20 Miles A Day for 4 Months to End the Cycle of Homelessness for Women in the DMV? Well, that is exactly what Stacy Sawin, a volunteer at Calvary Women’s Services, has planned as she takes on hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) thr…
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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 moment to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy and…
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“A Boost of Confidence” – Calvary’s Spring 2018 Career Fair
Last week over 65 women donned their finest business attire and attended the first biannual career fair of 2018 at Calvary Women’s Services. As part a part of Step Up DC, Calvary’s job placement program, the objective was to introduce women l…
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Video: Verlette’s Story
Verlette embraces her case worker at Calvary Women’s Services. “I’m excited about my new life.” After years of struggling with alcohol and substance abuse, Verlette decided it was time to make a change. She had always relied on her family…
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Marie C. Johns Honored at 17th Annual Hope Awards Dinner
Left to right: Executive Director Kris Thompson, honoree Marie C. Johns, Board Development Chair Kelly Veney Brinkley, and  Board President Colleen Wevodau. Photo courtesy of Don Baker Last night, Calvary Women’s Services celebrated the achiev…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Mark Stone
For this month’s volunteer spotlight, the thought of highlighting our Mindful Meditation class instructor Mark Stone fills us with serenity and gratitude. Mark has been working with the women at Calvary since August of 2016. Upon retiring from his…
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2018 Hope Awards Dinner – Auction Items
At our annual Hope Awards Dinner on May 16th we’ll have a lot of amazing items for both the silent and live auctions. We’re also rolling out a Proxy Bidding option for those who can’t attend – download the form to participate. Fo…
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In-Kind Drive: 2018 Mother’s Day Wish List
Announcing our next in-kind drive: this Mother’s Day, take the opportunity to give appreciation to the women who love us and greatly influence our lives. Show women at Calvary – sisters, daughters, mothers, and providers – that you care with a…
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