poetry
Women Make their Voices Heard at “In Her Words” Breakfast
Calvary Women’s Services hosted the “In Her Words” Breakfast on Tuesday, October 27, and invited a full room of supporters from all walks of life to join in a new fundraising campaign called Women Empowering Women. Women Empowering Women is mor…
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Women Combine Words & Art in Poetry Workshop
Poetry and writing workshops offered through the Life Skills, Education and Arts Program (LEAP) are consistently popular classes among women at Calvary. Over the last eight weeks, women have been exploring different themes and subjects, reading poems…
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“Freedom Song: For My Sisters and Me” by Freda Denis-Cooper
DC poet Freda Denis-Cooper composed the poem below for the occasion of the 14th Annual Hope Awards Dinner happening this Thursday, May 14. Freda has been featured numerous time on NPR’s “News & Notes” program with Ed Gordon. Sh…
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Pausing for Poetry
  PICTURE FRAME Such a nice and pretty frame Full of memories Laughter, Joy, Happiness Hidden in the image could it be Anger, Rage, Guilt or Shame Putting it up; please take it down So afraid of what the frame truly holds Frame keeps all emotio…
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Courage to Dream Again
One of the recent accomplishments Helen is proud of is overcoming her fears and making the decision to call Calvary a few months ago. “I love it here,” she says. Over the course of the last several weeks, Helen has renewed her commitment to pursu…
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Poem: Road of Hope
If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you may already know that writing is an integral component of our Life Skills, Education and Arts Program (LEAP). Many women find that this introspective act can bring healing from past traumas or clarity…
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Words of Wisdom
In our Life Skills, Education and Arts program (LEAP) classes, women at Calvary are encouraged to express themselves creatively through music, art, and writing. For many women, the act of writing can provide a sense of agency that emboldens and empow…
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Soul Centering at Calvary
Janae reads a poem accompanied by guitar This past Friday, women at Calvary took part in a fun and inspiring celebration of music, poetry, dance, and self-reflection. The event was the culmination of the Soul Centering sessions that Calvary voluntee…
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No Room on the Bus
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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Pathways: A Poem
Today’s guest post comes from Janet, the Case Manager at our Pathways program. In her first post for the Calvary Comments blog, Janet shared her thoughts on what a day in the life of a case manager looks like. Today, she’s written an acrostic poe…
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