June 4, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

A group of Philadelphia third graders went before City Council Thursday to draw attention to the problem and let officials know the community needs to come together to end it. http://bit.ly/9EqzB5 Ma…
May 28, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

Under a new city proposal, those who are homeless in New York City and live in shelters, but have jobs, would be required to put part of their wages into savings. http://bit.ly/9XlGT9 As Memorial Day…
May 25, 2010

Hope Awards Dinner

Last Tuesday night over 150 people came out in support of Calvary’s Ninth Annual Hope Awards Dinner. These folks, some past supporters of Calvary, some new friends, celebrated some local heroes, hea…
May 21, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

***It’s been a busy week at Calvary with all our Hope Awards Dinner preparations and post-event follow-up-Here are some pictures from the event! Check back next week for a recap of the night. Seven…
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…
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…
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