May 18, 2010

Being Inspired

When I moved into my office at Calvary Women’s Shelter 15 years ago, I couldn’t have imagined that I would still be here.  Why have I stayed so long?  Because Calvary is an amazing place and I c…
May 14, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

In California, the state fails to prepare Foster Youth for Adulthood. “From Foster Children to Homeless Adults” http://tinyurl.com/2cs25p6 From the Washington Post- “Federal funds to jump-start…
May 11, 2010

Thank You Calvary Volunteers!

Last week, Calvary volunteers, staff and residents gathered at Bar Louie in Chinatown for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Event. The event not only offered an opportunity for Calvary staff and resid…
May 7, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

From From the Associated Press- “California law would add homeless hate-crime protection” The legislation approved Thursday would add the state’s estimated 157,000 homeless to the l…
May 4, 2010

Everything you need to know about Post-Truama…

As we have discussed before on this blog, many women at Calvary are survivors of abuse and trauma. And, often, this can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder. However, many who come through our doors…
April 30, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

Preliminary results of a recent survey indicate that the DMV’s homeless population decreased by 1.7 percent between 2009 and 2010. However, homelessness increased 5% in the District – bit.ly…
April 27, 2010

Making the Difference

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”– Margaret Mead For many here in DC, April means cher…
April 23, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

In this San Francisco Gate piece, read how women find solace at the Mary Elizabeth Inn, a supportive housing program in SF:  http://bit.ly/aEVa1V The Florida House voted 80-28 to add those who are h…
April 20, 2010

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Those who are homeless are at a much greater risk of being victims of sexual assault. And histories of sexual assault or domestic abuse are some of the many factors that can lead to homelessness. Thus…
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