domestic violence
Friday Round-Up: This week in the news
Domestic violence and homelessness are, in many cases, interwoven issues At least 25 percent of homeless women in America are homeless because of domestic violence. (from Change.org) http://bit.ly/cjgvXL HUD’s Sandra Henriquez writes about the imp…
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Everything you need to know about Post-Truamatic Stress Disorder in four easy answers
As we have discussed before on this blog, many women at Calvary are survivors of abuse and trauma. And, often, this can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder. However, many who come through our doors are completely unaware of the long-term affects t…
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Friday Round-Up: This week in the news
In this San Francisco Gate piece, read how women find solace at the Mary Elizabeth Inn, a supportive housing program in SF:  http://bit.ly/aEVa1V The Florida House voted 80-28 to add those who are homeless to the list of people protected under the…
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Those who are homeless are at a much greater risk of being victims of sexual assault. And histories of sexual assault or domestic abuse are some of the many factors that can lead to homelessness. Thus, these two issues are very entwined. Just last we…
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Friday Round-Up: This week in the news
Report finds rise in DC poverty to nearly 1 in 5 residents http://bit.ly/9coAOw Homelessness puts women at increased risk for rape and sexual assault http://bit.ly/cfLj3E 12-yr-old begins a 2,478-mile “March Across America” to raise mone…
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Everything you need to know about Domestic Abuse in four easy answers
Many women at Calvary are survivors of abusive relationships, and many women and families become homeless because of domestic violence. In fact, through our Life Skills program we offer classes on healthy relationships, as well as offer mental health…
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Friday Round-Up: This week in the news
November is Homelessness Awareness Month. Did you know that over 12,000 individuals are homeless in the DC Metro area? Domestic violence and homelessness are entwined issues, especially among the women at Calvary. This is one couple’s crusade-…
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