employment
National Conference Focuses on “Employment First” Initiatives
By Jen Van Ness First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a keynote address during the conference on efforts to end homelessness for veterans. Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness sponsored by the Na…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
A source of stress-relief for the 600 homeless children at D.C. General shelter: http://wapo.st/WLMLB3 A “history” of homelessness in D.C.: http://wapo.st/XKyPVl What the sequestration may mean for homelessness, hunger, and jobs: http://bit.ly/1…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
Cool business model – this bike rack business in Cleveland employs men who are homeless to help give them a fresh start: http://bit.ly/XNru70 “Successful and Schizophrenic:” one woman’s inspiring story about how a mental illness diagnosis di…
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A Chance to Start Over
Anna is just one of the women who has used Calvary’s STRIDE program to build a better future for herself and her family.  STRIDE – Search Together to Resume Dignified Employment – offers women who have experienced homelessness the opportunity…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
There’s been a recent drop in government donations to food banks, what does this mean for hungry families during the holiday season? http://wapo.st/S7BuZD Domestic violence arrests rise in the District and Northern Virginia: http://bit.ly/WrMQr0 T…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
The White House reports on poverty: http://wapo.st/nV03z6 For some with mental illnesses, it’s not only finding a job – but finding the right job – that’s important: http://huff.to/s1IiXo “Female veterans contend with the same stresses tha…
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Getting the Job!
Calvary was grateful to be joined by a group of volunteers from Mark G. Anderson Consultants last week who led a special series of Employment Prep classes for Calvary’s Life Skills educational program. This two-day session gave the women at Calvary…
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Not Just a Job
The music in the church was loud and joyful.  There were tears streaming down the faces of family and friends.  There was a pride in the graduates’ steps that brought tears to my eyes as well.  Sharon had invited me to attend her graduation, and…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
This chart from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that women only earn a median of 81.8% of what their male counterparts make – and the numbers vary by race and occupation. See the break-down here: http://bit.ly/efFxyT HUD reports 20% jump in …
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