"Am I going to have to buy a coffee pot? What about pots and pans? I'm from the South and I like to cook."

This was Mia on the day she moved from Calvary Women's Services into her own apartment.

"Then my case manager opened the cabinets to show me the pots and pans and coffee maker that were already there. I couldn't believe it. Calvary took care of everything."

A few years ago Mia was living with an abusive partner from another state. It got so bad she had to flee to Washington, DC in the middle of the night. Mia was forced to sleep outside on the streets, until she learned about Calvary.

Read Mia's full story on our website to learn about her journey to independence, and why living in her own apartment is so special to her.