December 29, 2009

Many Thanks

Over the last few weeks we’ve been musing on this blog about the impact of the community’s generosity to the women at Calvary.  All of the build-up – the donations, the holiday parties, the har…
December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays

I’ve been living in DC for a few years now, but I’ve never truly felt at home here. The city has seemed so cold and unforgiving. But I now know, I was just looking in the wrong places.  This is…
December 18, 2009

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

An article in the WaPo on preparing home-cooked meals for local shelters- with Calvary ED Kris Thompson and volunteer Chef Juliette! http://tinyurl.com/y8ccby5 This upcoming Monday is National Homele…
December 15, 2009

The Spirit of Giving

My children made their Christmas lists.  They combed the toy-filled aisles of Target, called their grandparents to convey their wishes, and talked about how they should get their list to Santa.  And…
December 11, 2009

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

Miracle, a local college student, shatters many stereotypes of what it means to be homeless…and she is just one of the many women Calvary has helped this year. She is the focus of this article in t…
December 8, 2009

Giving Back this Holiday Season

Every December I find myself spending a lot of time in the basement at Calvary Women’s Shelter.  Usually I try to get out of going down there.  It looks a lot like what you are picturing, and, not…
December 4, 2009

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

The man who led the nation’s homelessness policy for seven years starts his own nonprofit in San Francisco: http://bit.ly/8hXgx2 Fellow twitterer @hardlynormal was the focus of this great CNN a…
December 1, 2009

‘Tis the Season for Sobriety

This is a challenging time of year for those who struggle with addiction. Routines are interrupted. There is eggnog at Christmas and champagne at New Years, and let’s not forget the holiday parties/…
November 24, 2009

22nd Annual Help the Homeless Walkathon

This past Saturday, November 21, Calvary’s volunteers, residents, Board of Directors, donors and staff members gathered on the National Mall for the Help the Homeless Walkathon.  The annual event,…
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