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…
July 20, 2015

Theresa's Life in Transition

Theresa has been through the toughest crises that life could throw at her, including living on the streets of DC for more than a year and being taken advantage of both emotionally and financially by a…
June 16, 2015

Finding a New Home

Sister Circle provides homes for women who are ready for independent living but may still benefit from personalized care and support. It is open to women who have lived at Calvary Women’s Services a…
February 27, 2015

Someone Believed in Me

“I had the most awesome, wonderful case manager in the world.” When Addison first came to Calvary, it was hard for her to adjust. “I was a hot mess,” she said. She had recently lost someone sh…
January 16, 2015

Her Greatest Blessing

Ramona will be moving into her own apartment this weekend after living in temporary and transitional housing for years. One of the things she plans on doing first is cooking food that she loves. Ribs…
November 20, 2014

Staying Strong in Recovery

After working for decades to overcome addiction, Valaida reached a milestone just a few days ago – 15 months of sobriety. Valaida was recently recognized during a celebratory ceremony for graduates…
October 16, 2014

Regaining Independence

Lisa has always been an independent woman. Although she moved all over the country as a young woman, she always found a job. When her marriage collapsed after just a few years, she worked hard as a s…
August 26, 2014

Looking to the Future

Thanks to Calvary I’m finally learning who I really am. Terri*, a Calvary resident, has reached the other side of a painful past. She suffered trauma as a child, and as an adult experienced physical…
August 22, 2014

Sister Circle: An Overview

Calvary is known for its transitional housing programs and services, but we are also proud to help women achieve one of the most significant goals they set for themselves: permanent housing. Sister Ci…
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