March 6, 2019

Helen's Story

Before coming to Calvary Women’s Services, Helen had a good job as a clinical technician at a DC hospital. Unfortunately, during one of her shifts, she suffered an injury. Initially, she was able to…
February 6, 2019

Loretta's Story

Loretta had moved away with her husband. She found a good job as a nurse’s aide at a hospice center. Things were going well until he became abusive. Loretta prayed that it was just a phase, but it…
January 9, 2019

Grace's Story

“I was panicked. I had relied on my husband for so much, but just like that, he turned on me. I felt like I was endlessly falling in a deep hole.” Before Grace arrived at Calvary Women’s Se…
December 4, 2018

Home for the Holidays: Monique's Story

“My first night here I held my daughter’s stuffed animal and cried until I fell asleep.” The week before Thanksgiving last year, Monique came to Calvary Women’s Services. She was…
November 1, 2018

Janet Finds Her Strength

Janet always wanted the best for her family. When her mother’s health began to decline, Janet put her own life on hold. She gave up her job and moved in with her mother so that she could care for he…
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…
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