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…
May 26, 2016

Living at Calvary and Going to College

Yolanda recently earned her associate’s degree in corrections administration from the University of the District of Columbia. The process took three years of determination and hard work. What makes…
May 9, 2016

Living on Her Own

“This was nothing new to me,” Glenda said. When she moved into Calvary Women’s Services, it was not the first time she had been homeless. She was not surprised by the “house rules” at Calvar…
April 14, 2016

Stepping Stones to Independence

Within the next few days Joyce will be moving from Calvary Women’s Services into her own private room. She will live among a new community of people who are committed to sobriety and making healthy…
March 14, 2016

Angela’s Plans Pay Off

Angela attributes some of her disciplined attitude to the six years that she spent in the Army. She said that she joined the military right after high school for the experience, and to leave her comfo…
February 2, 2016

Next on Her “To Do” List: Move into a Hom…

Patricia describes the position she was in before coming to Calvary like being in a tornado. Her life had been derailed by domestic violence, and she plunged into depression. “Going through that put…
January 15, 2016

Shedding Her Old Skin

Terri has deep ties to this community. She was born and raised in Southeast DC and raised her children here. For many years she worked in the public library system and in public transportation. When o…
December 10, 2015

A Mother-Daughter Reunion

Both of Rhomika’s parents died before she was 10 years old. Until recently, she spent most of her life in foster care and moving from place to place. Now she is doing everything she can to be a stro…
November 20, 2015

Thankful for a "Nice Roof" and More

At the last minute Dorothy canceled her first meeting with Calvary’s program director because she was scared. She said that even though she knew Calvary was a transitional housing program, she could…
September 1, 2015

No Choice but to Move Forward

Cora became homeless when she was hit by two serious events around the same time – she lost her job and her house. She says that the last year of her life has been especially hard. Not only did she…
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