July 13, 2010

Honoring Women Veterans

Last week my kids and I were in Detroit for a Tigers baseball game.  We joined everyone in the stadium on that 4th of July weekend in honoring veterans.  As the screen on the scoreboard projected th…
July 9, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

The National Alliance to End Homelessness’s first installment of “Examining the Federal Plan”- they begin on their blog with Youth Homelessness. http://bit.ly/du0soX Expenses Up + Wages…
July 7, 2010

Female Veterans and Homelessness

As we’ve talked about before on the blog, many of the women who come to Calvary are survivors of past trauma and abuse. And post traumatic stress disorder, a common illness for veterans, is somethin…
July 2, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

From the Washington Post: Area foundations’ giving dropped 9.6% in 2009 after economy crashed http://bit.ly/b8S8Bk Sen.Tom Coburn (R-Okla) blocks a bill that would provide benefits to female vet…
June 29, 2010

Ask the Nurse Returns

As I reported in our most recent newsletter, one of Calvary’s most popular Life Skills Education classes, Ask the Nurse, has returned! This past week I was able to attend a session with our new volu…
June 25, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

An excellent article from the The Huffington Post about the TANF Emergency Fund and what’s at state if the Senate doesn’t act soon: Subsidized Jobs Programs Peaking as Expiration Looms. h…
June 22, 2010

Wow is it HOT outside...Summer at Calvary

During the winter we hear so much about people who are homeless and the dangers posed by the cold winter weather.  What people don’t always realize is how dangerous the hot weather can be for those…
June 18, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

Families crowding together into single homes because of the bad economy increased the number of homeless families last year, even as the total number of homeless individuals dropped. http://bit.ly/a4…
June 15, 2010

Summer Heat

I sat down to write this post on what was being called the hottest day of summer so far.  With temperatures 10 degrees higher than normal, I was reminded of how challenging (and even life-threatening…
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