November 10, 2009

The Faces of Calvary

In my office there are old photos in boxes and newer ones stored on my computer. There are hundreds of them, faces of hundreds of women who have used Calvary as a turning point in their lives.   Las…
November 6, 2009

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

November is Homelessness Awareness Month. Did you know that over 12,000 individuals are homeless in the DC Metro area? Domestic violence and homelessness are entwined issues, especially among the wome…
November 3, 2009

Volunteering: changing your life while helpin…

Joanna, one of our amazing volunteers,  wrote this blog- her experience in becoming a Calvary volunteer.  Interested in joining our team as well? Email us at volunteers@calvaryservices.org I had the…
October 30, 2009

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

DC shelters are already at or over capacity. What’s going to happen when the cold weather hits? http://tinyurl.com/yzhucxm Families take shelter anywhere they can, including storage units- http…
October 27, 2009

Calvary Holds Women's Health Fair

Blood pressure screening “There was a great feeling in the room. It was wonderful to see all the smiles on the faces of the women,” said Trish, a volunteer at Calvary’s recent Women’s Health F…
October 23, 2009

Friday Round-up: This week in the news

Monday of this week was International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Read the statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights here:  http://is.gd/4r6fh Tackling homelessness will lead to…
October 20, 2009

Success Story: New Style Leads to New Opportu…

"Before" shot of Maureen Maureen was homeless for over two years before she came to Calvary.  In the last few months she has worked hard to make changes in her life, and now she is looking…
October 16, 2009

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

• Budget Cuts: The DC City Council has held two hearings about the funding cuts to homeless service agencies – including Calvary – and there is pressure to restore the funds. We will kee…
October 13, 2009

Everything you need to know about schizophren…

Many of the women at Calvary live with mental illnesses. Today is the first of many blog posts in which we aim to provide you with a better understanding of some common illnesses. First up: Schizophre…
October 9, 2009

Friday Round-up: This week in the news

Here’s all the news from this week: Mental Illness Awareness, Budget Cuts Updates and more! • DC budget cuts will impact families like these, can you help? http://tinyurl.com/ycx7wyr • A Washing…
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