Homelessness
Taking a Leading Role on Women’s Homelessness in D.C. – Introducing the Women’s Services Task Force
Written by Kris Thompson, Executive Director, Calvary Women’s Services On Friday, June 9th, Calvary hosted a meeting of the Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH)* Women’s Task Force. I was thrilled by the number of people who attended and…
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Empowering Women to Change their Lives
A guest post from our 2016 Hope Awards Dinner Honoree, Erica May-Scherzer. By operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline, we know homelessness is a vulnerability traffickers can prey upon to exploit victims. In fact, hom…
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Looking at Homelessness in DC
If you live in Washington, DC, you probably encounter homelessness on a regular basis. Maybe you see someone sleeping on a bench in a public park, read a story online about a new housing initiative, or purchase a Street Sense newspaper on your way to…
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National Conference Focuses on “Employment First” Initiatives
By Jen Van Ness First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a keynote address during the conference on efforts to end homelessness for veterans. Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness sponsored by the Na…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
“’It’s OK to have a voice,’ she said. ‘Your voice has been silenced for years. You can remain anonymous, but you can have a voice.’”  Domestic Violence Survivor Helps Abused Women Regain their Voice (News One) “For me, education was…
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JC Hayward Features Calvary Women’s Services on WUSA 9’s Hero Central
Calvary Women’s Services was featured today on WUSA 9’s Hero Central – a segment that highlights those who give of themselves to help others. Hero Central is hosted by longtime Calvary supporter and Hope Awards honoree JC Hayward, w…
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Increasing Digital Resources for People Who are Homeless
Last month, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced the winner of their Project REACH (Real-time Electronic Access for Caregivers and the Homeless) initiative: a mobile application that provides resources for people who are homeless and those…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
“The percentage of women among sheltered veterans increased by 1.8 percentage points between 2010 and 2011 and by 2.3 percentage points since 2009.” http://huff.to/15CgTT9 Today we celebrate International Women’s Day! How are you getting invol…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
“A shortage of affordable housing for larger families with four or more children is a big factor behind crowded conditions at the District’s main family homeless shelter…” http://wapo.st/YJMTCL How the Affordable Care Act will help incre…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
A source of stress-relief for the 600 homeless children at D.C. General shelter: http://wapo.st/WLMLB3 A “history” of homelessness in D.C.: http://wapo.st/XKyPVl What the sequestration may mean for homelessness, hunger, and jobs: http://bit.ly/1…
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