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…
February 2, 2017

Signing the Lease for Her New Home

I thought, “Wow, anyone can end up in this situation.” On the day she signed the lease for her new apartment, we sat down for a conversation with Joan, a woman who lived at Calvary as part of our…
June 30, 2016

Calvary Women’s Services Receives $25,000 f…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Calvary Women’s Services today announced that it has received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to further its mission of empowering women to end their homelessness an…
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