veterans
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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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
“The percentage of women among sheltered veterans increased by 1.8 percentage points between 2010 and 2011 and by 2.3 percentage points since 2009.” http://huff.to/15CgTT9 Today we celebrate International Women’s Day! How are you getting invol…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
Story of a homeless, single dad in DC – “if this is the process to simply cash a check when you’re without an anchor, imagine how hard it is to find work, housing and child care when your address is a shelter and a 1-year-old is clinging to yo…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
An NPR story from this week: “Homeless at 60”: http://n.pr/uf4Cyl Predictions on how homelessness in America might look in the New Year: http://huff.to/uaoMFW Progress for homelessness among veterans? http://nyti.ms/u7YVmS Overseas study shows t…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
New report: “1 in 4 women surveyed by the government say they were violently attacked by their husbands or boyfriends.” http://huff.to/roG4Z6 Did you see this story last week about the rising number of young parents in need of shelter in DC? htt…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
In honor of Veteran’s Day, a study about veterans who are homeless – on average they stay homeless longer than others: http://nyti.ms/v9a6cm. You can listen to an NPR story about this here: NPR http://n.pr/sONcyC. Plus, a Washington post article…
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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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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
 The Washington Post’s reported this week on the changing Anacostia neighborhood that Calvary Women’s Services will soon call home. The number of recent veterans experiencing homelessness has doubled three times over the past five years: http:/…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
 This week’s heat wave puts people who are homeless at risk: http://huff.to/oEWxJY 32% of DC residents who are unemployed have been out of a job for over a year. http://on.wsj.com/oQDCz7 Renovating homes, gaining job skills: http://wapo.st/ph…
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Can We End Homelessness Among Veterans?
As fireworks are going off and flags are flying, July 4th is a time when our minds turn towards the veterans who have served our country. Over the years, Calvary has served a number of female veterans who came to our programs. Last July, we brought y…
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