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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 but herself, which took a deep emotional toll on her. Things took a turn for the worst when she was…
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A Trip Back in Time at Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Hillwood Estate
Last week, women at Calvary had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Hillwood Estate, former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, here in Washington, DC.  We incorporate trips like this into the education program at Calvary as a way to open up new…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Charles Henderson
Charles Henderson has volunteered at Calvary since 2014 as one of our dedicated meal volunteers. He regularly serves delicious food (such as fried chicken, tuna salad, and potato salad) as well as refreshing drinks to women at Calvary. He’s alw…
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Step Up DC Joins Skyland: First to Offer Job Placement Services Specifically to Women
Calvary Women’s Services recently expanded its job placement program, Step Up DC, to Skyland Workforce Center. The nonprofit collaborative and pilot site for The Work Place DC offers employment services to adults working toward self-sufficiency and…
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Breathing New Life into Calvary’s Patio with the U.S. Green Building Council
Calvary’s patio is officially re-vamped and open for the summer! Thanks to generous funding, in kind donations and labor support from the U.S. Green Building Council – National Capital Area, Calvary’s patio has never looked better o…
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Calvary Kicking Off Step Up DC @ Skyland
We invite you to celebrate the expansion of Calvary Women’s Services’ job placement program, Step Up DC, to Skyland Workforce Center! To kick off our job placement services for women at Skyland, we’re hosting a block party on Friday…
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Sister Circle: Where Friends Are Made and Home Begins
Nine years ago, Camila was evicted from her apartment in downtown DC. She was using drugs and fell behind on rent. When recounting that time in her life, she said, “I didn’t know what to do. I wanted to escape but I didn’t know how.” She deci…
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Frederick Douglass House: A Captivating Neighborhood Visit
Last week, the women at Calvary enjoyed a fun and educational visit to Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Historic Anacostia. The site preserves the home of Frederick Douglass (1818 – 1895), the African-American civil rights leader, aboli…
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Taking a Leading Role on Women’s Homelessness in D.C. – Introducing the Women’s Services Task Force
Written by Kris Thompson, Executive Director, Calvary Women’s Services On Friday, June 9th, Calvary hosted a meeting of the Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH)* Women’s Task Force. I was thrilled by the number of people who attended and…
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Seeking Volunteer Groups for Calvary’s Job Placement Program
We are currently seeking dedicated teams of 4-5 individuals to volunteer with Calvary’s job placement program – Step Up DC (SUDC). These volunteers will empower women seeking employment to build stronger futures for themselves. SUDC connects elig…
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