The Calvary Connection
March 2019
"A few months ago I honestly couldn’t have imagined my life taking such a positive turn. I will be forever grateful to Calvary for all of their support.” - Helen, former resident
Helen's Story
Before coming to Calvary Women’s Services, Helen had a good job as a clinical technician at a DC hospital. Unfortunately, during one of her shifts, she suffered an injury. Initially, she was able to take paid leave.

When the hospital hired new management, however, they told Helen she had to be terminated.

Still injured, Helen spent most of her time alone at home. She began to feel empty, that her life lacked a purpose. To cope with her developing depression, she turned to drugs. Without an income, she was no longer able to make rent payments. She began desperately searching for support.

Luckily, a former coworker recommended Calvary. Get the rest of the story about Helen's path toward recovery and independence on our blog.
The 18th Annual Hope Awards Dinner
Join us for an inspirational evening honoring leaders who uplift and empower women, and celebrate the success of women at Calvary who are ending their homelessness for good.

Enjoy a delicious cocktail reception while mingling with community leaders, bid on incredible items and unique packages during the exciting live and silent auctions, and hear uplifting stories about Calvary’s impact and the women we serve.

Find out more information and purchase tickets here.
Volunteer Spotlight: The Price Family
Anna and Everett Price are meal volunteers at Calvary Women's Services. Once a month they bring dinner to women at Calvary, but they don't do it alone.

Each month the Prices bring their children and a group of friends. "We have a lot of help from many people. It’s a big meal and we split it up among all of us."

We had a chance to talk to them about their experiences volunteering at Calvary, and why they think it's important to volunteer as a family. Read the interview on our blog.
Cocktails for Calvary - Spring Edition
Our next Cocktails for Calvary event is one week from today on Thursday, March 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Join us for an evening of signature cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres at Baby Wale, a hip gastro-pub in DC's Mount Vernon Square. We'll come to together to celebrate women overcoming homelessness and look forward to the arrival of spring.

This is a great opportunity to invite friends, family, coworkers, and other networks to learn more about Calvary’s mission and the women we serve. Tickets are $25 each. You’ll also receive a discount when you purchase two or more tickets.
March Open House
Come learn about what makes Calvary so special and see our facility in person on Good Hope Road in Aanacostia. Our next Open House event is on Friday, March 29th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM.

Guests will be led on a tour by a staff member. Individuals and groups are welcome. Please sign up in advance.
Volunteer Opportunities
We are on the hunt for additional day time front-desk volunteers! This is a pivotal role as you will ensure everyone’s first impression of Calvary is a warm and welcoming one.

If you or anyone you know might be interested, please contact Sandrine Uwera. More information on this and other volunteer roles is available on our website.
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