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15th Annual Hope Awards Dinner Draws Attention to Empowerment through Employment
Calvary Women’s Services continued a long tradition of celebrating women’s achievements and raising awareness on the issues facing women who are homeless during its 15th Annual Hope Awards Dinner yesterday. More than $300,000 was donated through…
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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 Calvary, like abiding by a curfew and maintaining a clea…
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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 comfort zone. “It made me tough,” she said. When he…
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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 one of her sons was tragically killed in a car acci…
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Fewer Women Homeless with Support from Step Up DC Job Placement Program
Step Up DC, a job placement program for women experiencing homelessness, demonstrates that stable employment can be a critical element in a woman’s ability to overcome homelessness. Calvary Women’s Services launched Step Up DC in October 2014 in…
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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 become homeless, but she recently had knee surgery…
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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 an abusive husband. She said that before she came t…
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Calvary Women’s Services Partners with Hogan Lovells on Empowering Girls and Women Initiative
Calvary Women’s Services is proud to partner with international law firm Hogan Lovells on its Empowering Girls and Women Initiative to address gender-based violence and support educational and work-related opportunities for girls and women. Hogan L…
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Step Up DC Volunteer Opportunities
Step Up DC connects women in Calvary’s housing programs with employers in the community, empowering them to find jobs and end their homelessness. The program is currently seeking experienced volunteers to work with women as they pursue their career…
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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 she loved. On top of that, she had just started her…
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