The Calvary Connection
July 2018
"I had a plan when I walked in the door." - Pamela, Calvary resident
She Was Ready From Day One
When Pamela first came to Calvary Women’s Services, she was ready to change her life from day one. “You’re here to get yourself together,” she told herself. “I had a plan when I walked in the door.”

In the months prior to her coming to Calvary, she had been in an abusive relationship. Pamela knew she needed to escape, but she didn’t know how. She had been in shelters before, and although they had provided a much needed safety net during times of intense crisis, they proved to be only a temporary solution. Fortunately, she was referred to Calvary's Housing Program.

Thanks to our personalized and multi-faceted services, her time with Calvary's housing program would end up being a very different experience from her previous stays at shelters...
Volunteer Spotlight: Emily Haigh
July is the perfect time to spotlight our summer 2018 Community Engagement Intern, Emily Haigh. Emily has joined us for the summer as part of her undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Within one month of joining Calvary, she has already been involved in a variety of activities like teaching a cooking class, working the front desk, putting together volunteer appreciation gifts, database management, and accompanying women on field trips. Read more about Emily's volunteer experience on our blog.
Deloitte Impact Day
On June 8th, 19 volunteers from Deloitte came to Calvary for their annual Deloitte Impact Day. This year's theme was 'Impact That Matters', and the team at Calvary definitely lived up to it.

Volunteers split into 2 groups. One group accompanied the women on a field trip to George Washington's beautiful Mount Vernon home, while the other group stayed behind to give our facility a very nice deep clean.
Dress for Success Program
As part of Step Up DC , our job development program, women at Calvary have the opportunity to participate in Dress for Success workshops. These programs emphasize the importance of looking professional during the job search process, and they provide women in the DMV area with complimentary professional attire. Learn more about this partner and their impact on our blog .
July Open House
Curious about Calvary? Join us on Friday July 27th from 9am to 11am for an open house event. Get a tour of our facility and hear inspiring stories about the women we serve. Get all of the details and RSVP on our website . Hope to see you there!
Summer Garden Update
Our backyard garden is in full bloom for the summer. Women have enjoyed the opportunity to get outdoors, and to learn how to grow healthy fruits and vegetables. Earlier this season, everyone enjoyed fresh strawberries. These days we have colorful flowers, green peppers, home-grown peaches, and more! Check out all our fun garden photos here .
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