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Signing the Lease for Her New Home
I thought, “Wow, anyone can end up in this situation.” On the day she signed the lease for her new apartment, we sat down for a conversation with Joan, a woman who lived at Calvary as part of our transitional housing program. She talked about her life prior to coming to Calvary, and her experience while living at Calvary. At Calvary, Joan worke…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Henry
Meet Susan Henry. Susan has been an overnight volunteer with Calvary for two years, and covers the same Friday shift each month. Susan goes above and beyond the typical responsibilities of an overnight volunteer – if there isn’t a planne…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Emily Kathryn Winship
Emily Kathryn Winship has been a loyal Calvary volunteer for nearly five years. Since May 2015, she has lead an art-focused LEAP class every Friday. She is consistent and very involved in many aspects of Calvary’s programs, and is also one of o…
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Holiday Wish List
As the holidays approach, Calvary is seeking donations of items on our Holiday Wish List. Items will be given out in holiday gift baskets, and will be used throughout the coming year as we welcome more women to Calvary. Please consider making a donat…
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Support Calvary Women’s Services for Giving Tuesday 2016
UPDATE – Giving Tuesday is live! Donate to support Calvary’s goal of raising $10,000 to support critical programs for women who are homeless in Washington, DC.    Join Calvary Women’s Services for a global day of giving on Giv…
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In Her Words: Women Share “Songs of Myself” Original Poetry
Brown Skin Brown like bubbling brown sugar Soft as silk I love the skin I’m in Brown skin, talk about your brown skin I don’t know where yours ends or where mine begins Like a deep pot of chocolate, smooth Velvety, shiny, brown     Nos…
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Volunteer Spotlight: The Williams Family & Friends
Sharon Williams, along with a group of her family and friends, has served meals at Calvary since 2012 and now serves on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Sharon’s consistent meal service once per month benefits Calvary both because it’s va…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Frances Smok
Frances Smok is joining Calvary this fall as our community engagement intern. She works closely with the operations and development departments to support the volunteer team, in-kind donations program, and fundraising events. Frances will be internin…
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Calvary to Host Fall Career Fair
Calvary Women’s Services will host a Fall Career Fair on Thursday, October 6th to introduce women at Calvary to a variety of local job opportunities and employers. Step Up DC, Calvary’s job placement program, connects women in Calvary’s…
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Money Smart: Personal Finance Education at Calvary
As part of Calvary’s life skills education program, members of the Women in Housing and Finance Foundation have been leading a personal finance course for women at Calvary since 2013. The course, FDIC’s Money Smart, has always been a favo…
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