October 9, 2018

Christie's Story

Christie came to Calvary Women’s Services after fleeing from a violent husband. His last assault was so severe she wound up in the hospital. When she was released from the hospital, she stayed with…
September 5, 2018

A Journey to Independence: Betty Finds Hope

“It was a bad situation, and I knew I needed to get out.” Betty was desperate to make a change. Her husband had begun using drugs. He had also become abusive.  After successfully grappling with…
July 11, 2018

Ready to Make a Change From Day One

When Pamela first came to Calvary Women’s Services, she was ready to change her life from day one. “You’re here to get yourself together,” she told herself. “I had a plan when I walked in th…
May 22, 2018

Video: Verlette's Story

Verlette embraces her case worker at Calvary Women’s Services. “I’m excited about my new life.” After years of struggling with alcohol and substance abuse, Verlette decided it was time to…
December 20, 2017

I'll be (in my own) home for the holidays

Just in time for Christmas, Jane will be moving out of homelessness and into her own home. She has spent much of 2017 at Calvary Women’s Services, working on improving her health, reconnecting with…
September 7, 2017

Learning to Not Settle for Less

Linda had a traumatic year. After leaving an unstable relationship, she was robbed and all her identifying documents were stolen, causing her to lose her apartment. She spent time living with various…
July 24, 2017

Angelica's Pursuit of Happiness

Angelica has been there for others her entire life. Her humble and meek personality made her the peacemaker during difficult family situations, but at the same time, she was used to people taking adva…
June 27, 2017

Sister Circle: Where Friends Are Made and Hom…

Nine years ago, Camila was evicted from her apartment in downtown DC. She was using drugs and fell behind on rent. When recounting that time in her life, she said, “I didn’t know what to do. I wan…
May 16, 2017

Bringing Balance Back Into Life

Betty (in the middle) with Senior Manager, Community Engagement Arielle (L) and Program Director Robin (R). Photo courtesy of Don Baker. “I felt like my life didn’t fit the profile of the oth…
April 18, 2017

Interviewing Her Way to Success

A year and a half ago Joan was struggling with addiction, and her living situation was unstable. She craved stability and structure, and she found just that at Calvary. Now living at our permanent hou…
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