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…
August 20, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

An interesting opinion piece on best way to shelter those who are homeless: If we care about reducing number of people experiencing homelessness, must focus on permanent housing http://bit.ly/9FULZk…
August 17, 2010

Another (In) Kind of Giving: Part 2

Last month, I shared how important in-kind donations are to the women that live at Calvary.  Just incase this is your first time reading Calvary Comments, or you’re an avid reader in need of a bit…
August 13, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

An example of how programs can change lives: “Say it Loud, Say it Proud: I Used to Be Homeless” from Change.org http://bit.ly/beX4w8 “Bringing health care to the homeless” on Cape Cod…
August 10, 2010

Stories of Struggle and Hope

I passed by one of the large emergency shelters yesterday afternoon while walking back to my office.  Standing outside, holding a trash bag filled with her belongings, was a woman who had lived at Ca…
August 9, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

A new report says a rising number of older women are losing their homes due to poverty and experiencing homelessness. http://bit.ly/aHkTd6 In Seattle hundreds more could be sleeping on the streets if…
August 3, 2010

Mental Health Budget Cuts Occurring Nationwid…

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in any given year, one in four adults suffers from a mental disorder. This number is even higher amongst those who are experiencing homelessness,…
August 2, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

Under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, passed in 2008 but only now making its way into the workplace, treatment limits for substance abuse and mental health conditions such as depre…
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