Step Up DC
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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Volunteer Spotlight: Aarthi Ananthanarayanan
Aarthi Ananthanarayanan’s volunteer experience at Calvary Women’s Services demonstrates just how flexible and unique our volunteers can be. She currently offers her professional skills as a Job Lead Facilitator for Step Up DC and is assisting…
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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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Thankful for a “Nice Roof” and More
At the last minute Dorothy canceled her first meeting with Calvary’s program director because she was scared. She said that even though she knew Calvary was a transitional housing program, she couldn’t stop thinking of a shelter, and everything t…
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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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Calvary Women’s Services Selected as Hogan Lovells Touch Charity
Hogan Lovells has selected Calvary Women’s Services to be the law firm’s local Touch charity, strengthening its commitment to empowering women in the region who are homeless. Over the next two years, Hogan Lovells will host fundraising events and…
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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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Women Pursue Job Opportunities at Step Up DC Career Fair
Yesterday more than 30 women attended the first Step Up DC Career Fair at Calvary Women’s Services, where they met with employers and explored job openings at several well-known businesses. The Step Up DC Career Fair was open to women currently or…
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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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