domestic violence
V-Day Performances in Anacostia will Benefit Calvary Women’s Services
Every year around Valentine’s Day, groups and individuals around the world observe the holiday by bringing awareness to women’s issues. They do this through dramatic readings, advocacy-focused events, fundraisers, film screenings, social sharing…
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Creating a Safe Space to Understand Domestic Violence
By Schwanna Cockerham-Qualls, LPC, MA More than half of the women living at Calvary Women’s Services have a history of domestic violence, whether they have directly experienced violence or witnessed it in their families. Unhealthy relationships are…
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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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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
“The 288,000 figure for April was the best monthly increase since January 2012.” U.S. Payrolls Gained 288,000 Jobs In April, Jobless Rate Falls to 6.3% (New York Times) “From Regina, a veteran who now builds houses for people in need, to Lane,…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
“Of the ten programs DCSEU runs, five are specifically aimed at affordable housing in the low-income community.” What do solar panels have to do with affordable housing? A lot. (Elevation DC) “Among the many provisions in the bill is one that w…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
“The SAMHSA paper comes amid increasing scrutiny of the ability of America’s health care system to handle issues of mental illness.” Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Suffers From Mental Illness Each Year (Newsweek) “In the year since revealing his sec…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
“Something is deeply wrong here, and we need to step back, take a look and listen.” Petula Dvorak: Devastating toll of mental illness demands our attention (Washington Post) “Even as the United States as a whole makes steady progress in its fig…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
“The minimum wage in the District would increase to $11.50 per hour by 2016 under a bill approved by a D.C. Council committee Monday afternoon.” D.C. Council committee passes minimum wage increase (Washington Business Journal) “The months seem…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
“[Poverty] sucks up so much mental bandwidth – capacity spent wrestling with financial trade-offs, scarce resources, the gap between bills and income – that the poor have fewer cognitive resources left over to succeed at parenting, education, o…
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Every October, advocates against domestic violence all across the nation prepare themselves for the kickoff of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which begins October 1. At Calvary Women’s Services, many of the women who have entered…
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