February 16, 2010

Everything you need to know about Domestic Ab…

Many women at Calvary are survivors of abusive relationships, and many women and families become homeless because of domestic violence. In fact, through our Life Skills program we offer classes on hea…
February 12, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

There is a record number of those who are homeless in New York City. http://tinyurl.com/ybeketw With the number of homeless children completely skyrocketing over the past two years.  http://tinyurl.…
February 9, 2010

And Here Comes the Snow....Again

Another crazy snowstorm is about the blanket the DC metro area…it has already started to come down as I type!  We’ve done our very best here at Calvary to be very prepared. However, there are man…
February 5, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

It is estimated that 1 in 8 Americans turned to food pantries and soup kitchens in 2009. http://tinyurl.com/yeoxqgw A recently founded nonprofit, Clean the World recycles soap, shampoo and lotion dis…
February 2, 2010

Thank You Calvary Board of Directors

It’s not every executive director who can brag about her Board of Directors.  I consider myself quite lucky on this account.  In fact, in most gatherings of nonprofit executives that I attend the…
January 29, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

Over 15 million women are poor and women were 35% more likely to live in poverty than men in ’08 http://bit.ly/dzK9CX At least 43 states have imposed cuts that hurt the most vulnerable resident…
January 26, 2010

Unemployment Rates on the Rise...

It has recently been announced that, in the month of December, the unemployment rate in the District of Columbia reached 12.1%. This is the highest rate in DC since they began collected the data over…
January 22, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

Interesting article on The Neediest Cases Fund in NY and how it helps those facing homelessness stay in their homes http://tinyurl.com/ybeezdn Bessie, the 97yr woman, we posted about a few months ago…
January 15, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

From over the weekend- one local woman’s experience with homelessness. http://tinyurl.com/ybooqjt This past Monday was Human Trafficking Awareness Day. This blog explains a little bit more abou…
January 12, 2010

2009- Oh What a Year!

At Calvary Women’s Services, 2009 was a fantastic year.  The women at our programs had many successes – gaining employment, earning diplomas, starting mental health services, maintaining sobriety…
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