October 13, 2010

Kicking off the 23rd Annual Help the Homeless…

The 2009 Calvary Walkers Have you been looking for an active way to make a positive impact in your community this fall? The Help the Homeless Walkathon is right around the corner! This year, the 23rd…
October 8, 2010

Friday Round-Up: this week in the news

This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Is someone you know affected by a mental illness? Take some time and educate yourself. As a follow-up to our unemployment blog from earlier this week, the…
October 5, 2010

Debunking Myths about Unemployment

Since the economic crisis began, many women who have never been homeless before are coming to our doors for assistance. For many of them, losing their jobs or having their hours cut eventually led to…
October 1, 2010

Friday Round-Up: this week in the news

Florida just passed a bill that makes attacks targeting homeless individuals a hate crime: http://huff.to/d1ZQOU An interesting take on the gender gap – could mental health be a factor in the ongoi…
September 29, 2010

More Than Money

Having a job is about so much more than just earning an income.  Don’t get me wrong, the money is necessary and critical.  But when I talk to the women at Calvary who have recently gotten a job, I…
September 24, 2010

Friday Round-Up: this week in the news

With colder weather just around the corner, D.C. vows to improve homeless services this winter: http://bit.ly/cKXhwD Check out the new documentary, The Other City! The film tells the story of the gro…
September 22, 2010

September is National Drug and Alcohol Recove…

This month is National Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month. Many women at Calvary are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Whether amongst the women themselves, the case managers, the therapist, or…
August 31, 2010

Everything you need to know about HIV/AIDS in…

According to the Whitman Walker Clinic, one in 20 adults in the District of Columbia is infected with HIV, a higher rate than even most sub-Saharan African countries. Needless to say, DC has quite an…
August 24, 2010

Goodbye from Jaclyn

I am writing this on my last day at Calvary Women’s Services. I just wanted to say one last thank you to all of Calvary’s donors, volunteers and, of course, the women who call Calvary home.  As…
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