Calvary News
Friday Round-Up: This week in the news
A traditional soup kitchen is being converted into a culinary school to train those who are homeless for work as chefs, sous-chefs, etc. http://tinyurl.com/ykol2at On Wednesday, the Senate, with 11 Republican votes, approved a bill intended to spur…
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Taking Charge of Your Health
Women who are homeless often feel out of control, isolated, and unable to dictate the paths of their own lives. This is especially true when trying to navigate the  myriad  social services  around DC. It can be so hard to take your life in your ow…
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Friday Round-Up: This week in the news
DC’s approach to homelessness- ‘It’s Still Big Buildings Full Of People’ http://bit.ly/dmV3h9 Startling revelations about DC’s shelter for homeless families at DC General: http://bit.ly/aeGInp Fascinating new display being used by Path…
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Friday Round-Up: This week in the news
A story about youth homelessness – and the importance of building a bridge for former foster youth http://bit.ly/a0a8iD The Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project began a program to donate extra food from two dining halls to New Haven’s…
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Women at Calvary are writing themselves back into their own stories
March is Women’s History Month, and the National Women’s History Project made “Writing Women Back into History” their theme this year. Their website says, “It often seems that the history of women is written in invisible ink.” It’s not…
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Friday Round-Up: This week in the news
According to a study by the National Center for Family Homelessness, homeless children experience double the rate of learning disabilities as non-homeless children. This report from Medill Reports Chicago on Chicago Public Schools shows similar resu…
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Friday Round-Up: This week in the news
A New York Times article discusses new research showing that eviction is a particular burden on low-income minority women, often single mothers, who are vulnerable to losing apartments because their wages or public benefits have not kept up with hou…
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Friday Round-Up: This week in the news
There is a record number of those who are homeless in New York City. http://tinyurl.com/ybeketw With the number of homeless children completely skyrocketing over the past two years.  http://tinyurl.com/y9b8awz One Minnesota Elementary school doing…
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Friday Round-Up: This week in the news
It is estimated that 1 in 8 Americans turned to food pantries and soup kitchens in 2009. http://tinyurl.com/yeoxqgw A recently founded nonprofit, Clean the World recycles soap, shampoo and lotion discarded by hotels, and distributes the recycled pro…
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Thank You Calvary Board of Directors
It’s not every executive director who can brag about her Board of Directors.  I consider myself quite lucky on this account.  In fact, in most gatherings of nonprofit executives that I attend the conversation normally includes complaints about bo…
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