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Women at Calvary often find expressing themselves creatively to be a way to heal from trauma and challenges they have experienced in their lives. Volunteers at our Life Skills, Education, and Art Program lead classes like poetry, creative expression,…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
Stories from last week’s White House panel on child and youth homelessness: http://huff.to/Llypzs One community in South Carolina saw five deaths from domestic violence in a week and local shelters can’t meet the rising need: http://on.wfmy.com/…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
Men and women with mental illnesses “are especially vulnerable to heat-related illnesses and death.” http://bit.ly/KYeExz Another risk during the hotter months – incidents of domestic violence often rise during the summer: http://bit.ly/N2WSPp…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
This recent D.C. heat wave puts people who are homeless at risk: http://huff.to/MXDWiZ. Tips on staying healthy in extreme temperatures: http://bit.ly/LKttne Helpful summary of the ways the Affordable Care Act will benefit people with mental illnesse…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
 With housing scarce in DC, homeless families must make tough decisions: http://wapo.st/NsjHHN  How this week’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act will keep Americans healthier: http://wapo.st/NX72jM  Temperatures are expected to top 100 degrees…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
New report shows that three-quarters of “millennials” (ages 20-35) gave to a nonprofit organization last year. More interesting facts in this study: http://bit.ly/MvvlE6 “The last day of school last week was the last day of stability for many…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
Inspirational story about a student overcoming the challenges of being homeless to go on to college at Harvard: http://bit.ly/Nke5Uc UNICEF reports that the US has the second-highest rate of childhood poverty in the developed world: http://bit.ly/KF…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
Help for homeless female veterans in the community: http://wapo.st/N5CbiT Nutrition and homelessness: “Without healthful foods to eat, homeless people have very few chances of avoiding obesity.” http://huff.to/Kh1Uqv Hundreds in District to lose…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
The numbers are in – homelessness in Washington, DC rose 6% last year. You can see the full report (here). We’re seeing fewer and fewer low-cost apartments in the District: http://wapo.st/IPWX7f Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness m…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
How does the economy affect domestic violence? http://usat.ly/IlPnOY D.C. area homeless women to tell their stories on stage at the Kennedy Center: http://wapo.st/IPZJIk New report suggests that people struggling with mental illnesses are affected b…
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