The Calvary Connection
November 2018
"I finally feel like yes, there is a tomorrow." -Janet, a former resident at Calvary
Janet's Story
Janet always wanted the best for her family. When her mother’s health began to decline, Janet put her own life on hold. She gave up her job and moved in with her mother so that she could care for her full-time. “I was doing nothing for myself,” she recalls. It was physically exhausting and mentally draining.

When her mother passed away last year, it took a heavy emotional toll on Janet. “I couldn't believe she was gone. I always thought she would outlive me.” The loss was so traumatic that she could barely focus on anything else.

Unfortunately, she did not have time to process the grief. She was told by her mother’s housing facility that she had fourteen days to vacate the apartment. Amid the difficult loss of her mother, Janet was about to be homeless. She began to panic.

Luckily, one of her mother’s neighbors recommended she look into Calvary Women’s Services.

Visit our blog to get the full story on Janet's experiences at Calvary, and learn about her journey toward healing... 
Upcoming Event: Home for the Holidays
Join Calvary Women’s Services for an evening of holiday merriment with delicious food and signature cocktails at Altria’s beautiful downtown rotunda. Home for the Holidays will take place on Wednesday, December 5th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

We’ll come together to celebrate the holiday season while also giving back to women in the community who are working to overcome their homelessness. Enjoy a festive atmosphere amidst incredible views of the National Mall as we highlight the season of giving. Be sure to bring a friend (or two!).

Visit the event page for tickets and more information.
Volunteer Spotlight: Crystal Bailey
When Crystal Bailey received an inquiry from Calvary staff about facilitating an etiquette class for women experiencing homelessness, it was a request she couldn’t refuse. Since then, she has facilitated a variety of classes as part of our education program including professional development, networking, and fine dining etiquette training.

Read the full interview on our website to learn more about Crystal's experiences as a volunteer at Calvary.
Tarriona "Tank" Ball Performs at Calvary
Tarriona "Tank" Ball, an award winning spoken word poet and front woman of the group Tank and the Bangas , took time out of her busy schedule to give an inspiring performance for women at Calvary.

Her songs and poetry stressed the importance of preparing for opportunities and practicing self-care. These ideas fit right into the core values of Calvary’s education program.  

Read our blog post for a full account of the event.
Join Us On Giving Tuesday
Kick off this holiday season by joining a global day of giving. Empower women at Calvary to end their homelessness by supporting us on Giving Tuesday. 

Host your own online fundraiser or plan to donate to Calvary on 11/27. For more information on how to get involved, visit Calvary's Giving Tuesday page.
November Open House
Join us on Friday, November 16th from 9:00am to 11:00am for an inside look at Calvary. Get a tour of our facility and hear inspiring stories about the women we serve.

Visit our website  to register and get all of the details. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up soon!
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