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15th Annual Hope Awards Dinner to Celebrate Women’s Empowerment
Calvary Women’s Services will host the 15th Annual Hope Awards Dinner on May 18, 2016 and celebrate the accomplishments of women who overcome homelessness and empower one another to reach their goals. All proceeds from the event will support Calvar…
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Celebrating 15 Years of Giving Hope to Women
Calvary Women’s Services has seen many changes over the past 15 years. Thousands of women have lived at Calvary and moved on to their own homes after accessing services that empower them to make significant changes. We have added new transitional h…
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Volunteer Spotlight: My Sisters My Friends
My Sisters My Friends is a community service group that provides volunteer support to organizations in the Washington region that focus on issues related to women, children, seniors, poverty, homelessness and human trafficking, just to name a few. Th…
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Storytelling Workshop Creates Cross-Cultural Connections
Elaine Johnson, education coordinator at Calvary Women’s Services, first heard about “Storytelling with Saris” from a woman named Anna currently living at Calvary. She decorated a sari on her own and immediately picked up a postcard to share wi…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Jasmine Levy
Jasmine Levy is one of many University of Maryland students who volunteer their time at Calvary. She first learned about Calvary through the “Terps for Change” program that links students with community service opportunities. Oftentimes UMD stude…
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Barbara Dodson Receives Community Service Award from Women Chefs & Restaurateurs
Barbara Dodson, Dinner Program Chef at Calvary Women’s Services, was recognized by Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) last night with their Community Service Award. The “Women Who Inspire” Awards Gala and Dinner was part of WCR’s 22nd Annu…
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Local Production of “The Vagina Monologues” to Benefit Calvary
This Saturday, head to the beautiful Anacostia Arts Center for a bold and engaging performance of The Vagina Monologues! Join community members, advocates and artists in bringing awareness to ending violence against women. The Vagina Monologues East…
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Calvary Partners with Hair Cuttery to “Share a Haircut”
Sometimes a haircut can make a woman feel like a whole new person. Calvary Women’s Services is proud to partner with Hair Cuttery for their “Share a Haircut” program, which will provide thousands of free haircuts to women and men who ar…
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Finding Common Ground through Theater
Calvary Women’s Services had the opportunity last week to join the Theater Alliance for the world premiere of Spark, a play featuring strong female leads that delves into themes including recovery from trauma, poverty, strained relationships and he…
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Community, Home, Hope
We asked Calvary volunteers, staff, board members, and residents to describe how they felt about Calvary’s new home on Good Hope Road in ONE word. Here’s what they said: (You can get a sneak peek at our new home on Good Hope Road and a to…
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