success story
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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Finding a New Home
Sister Circle provides homes for women who are ready for independent living but may still benefit from personalized care and support. It is open to women who have lived at Calvary Women’s Services as well as women who are referred by other housing…
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Lena’s Story
After many years of abusing drugs, Lena knew she had to make a change. She began using drugs as a young adult, a habit that spiraled out of control after she married her husband. When he was incarcerated, she found herself unable to pay her rent or k…
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Monica’s Story
“When I came to Calvary, I knew this was my chance to better myself.” Monica moved to the Washington, DC area with her sister, but after a death in the family, she was left alone. She explains, “I just wasn’t prepared. I didn’t have any mon…
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A Leap of Faith
Ever since she was little, Tamara has struggled with many phobias. Years of instability in her early life led to a long struggle with anxiety, and her mental health issues contributed to her homelessness as an adult. So last month, when she received…
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One Year at Good Hope Road: Jill’s Story
Jill had survived many years of trauma and abusive relationships when she came to Calvary Women’s Services. She was in 6th grade when she dropped out of school and started using drugs. When she lost her apartment, she began working on her sobriety…
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Kris’s Story
After graduating from University of Maryland-College Park’s graduate program in urban studies and planning in 1991, Kris Thompson knew she wanted to work to address social inequities in housing. She grew up in a household that emphasized social j…
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Beverly’s Story
Beverly, right, cuts the ribbon at our opening ceremony last December. Beverly Sellers-Robinson, Calvary Women’s Services addiction recovery counselor, has been a long-time familiar face at Calvary. Five days a week, she wakes up at 5 am, gets dres…
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JC Hayward Features Calvary Women’s Services on WUSA 9’s Hero Central
Calvary Women’s Services was featured today on WUSA 9’s Hero Central – a segment that highlights those who give of themselves to help others. Hero Central is hosted by longtime Calvary supporter and Hope Awards honoree JC Hayward, w…
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A New Life
“I never thought I’d say it, but living at a shelter was the best thing that ever happened to me. I’m proud to say I was at Calvary. It set me free.” After many years of abusing drugs, Paula had finally had enough. “Coming to Calvary, I…
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