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Ready to Make a Change From Day One
When Pamela first came to Calvary Women’s Services, she was ready to change her life from day one. “You’re here to get yourself together,” she told herself. “I had a plan when I walked in the door.” In the months prior to coming to Calvary, she had been in an abusive relationship. She thought she’d found relief when a family member, r…
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The Need to “Dress for Success”
Women at Calvary preparing for a career fair For many, looking good means feeling good. This is a notion that the women enrolled in Step Up DC (Calvary’s job placement program) know can be especially important when job searching. But finding clothe…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Emily Haigh
July is the perfect month to spotlight our summer 2018 Community Engagement Intern, Emily Haigh. Emily hails from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains out in the remote Western regions of the US, otherwise known as Colorado. She is an undergraduate…
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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Victoria Terry and Catherine Gorman
At Calvary Women’s Services, we are so thankful to have 2 amazing interns with us this Spring: Victoria Terry and Catherine Gorman. Victoria Terry is our Community Engagement intern. Currently a student at Howard University, she is in her senior ye…
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