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On June 19th Calvary Women’s Services participated in Do More 24, a day when the DC community came together to support over 500 local nonprofits. As part of our celebration, 24 members of the Calvary community – residents, staff, volunte…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
A recent study shows that financial strain significantly impairs the ability to make good decisions. http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/sciencefair/2013/08/29/poverty-decision-experiment/2727439/ (USA Today) ThinkProgress shares the story of one man…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
The Nation’s “This Week in Poverty” blog shares some of the written testimony submitted to the House Budget Committee by Tianna Gaines-Turner, whose family of five struggles to make ends meet and has experienced homelessness twice in the last…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
A new study demonstrates positive impacts of meditation on recovery from addiction – but questions remain about benefits to those struggling with mental illness. http://healthland.time.com/2013/08/07/does-meditation-help-or-hinder-mental-illnesses…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
The Washington Informer examines how some members the African-American community are challenging the stigma of mental illness in minority communities. http://washingtoninformer.com/news/2013/jul/24/blacks-battle-mental-health-stigma/ (The Washington…
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When Art Supplies are a Treasure
Women at Calvary crafting with donated supplies When Elaine Johnson, Calvary Women’s Services’ Life Skills, Education and Arts Program (LEAP) Coordinator, joined the staff this spring, one of the great surprises was closet full of craft supplies.…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
The Economic Policy Institute says a family of four in the Washington, DC area would need to earn $88,615 each year “to live modest, not even middle class, lives.” http://wamu.org/news/13/07/11/dc_families_need_88615_just_to_get_by_study_says?ut…
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Worth more than a thousand words? Definitely.
Recently Michael Skinner – a photographer, filmmaker and longtime friend of Calvary Women’s Services – spent an afternoon taking portraits of Calvary residents, graduates and staff members. We wanted to share some of our favorites.…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
The Atlantic Cities website explores a new mapping tool created by the Urban Institute to compare Census data on poverty for every metropolitan area in the U.S., comparing data from 1980 to data from 2010. You can try out the tool for yourself at th…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Sharnikya Howard
Sharnikya, in green, volunteering with friends last month When Sharnikya Howard started volunteering at Calvary Women’s Services, she had no idea that she would get back more than she gave. But her positive experiences have kept her coming back…
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