Calvary Women's Services
WISH LIST: $100: 5 weeks of job readiness classes for 1 woman; $500: 10 days/nights of support services, meals, and housing for 1 woman; $1000: case management for 1 woman for a year
Among homeless women, the place has a reputation: when you're ready to turn your life around, go to Calvary. Each year, 150 women find "a safe, caring place for tonight; support, hope, and change for tomorrow." Of the 10,000 homeless in DC, most are women (and their children); many struggle with mental illness, domestic violence, substance abuse, chronic disease, and broken relationships. Today, Calvary Women's Shelter provides transitional housing and significant support for 35 women a year: healthy meals, education and job readiness programs, mental health and addiction recovery services, life skills classes, and a sisterhood of support. Some women go on to Sister Circle, a permanent housing facility for women with a history of addiction; 15 work toward independent living at Pathways, the only transitional housing program in the District for homeless women with mental illness. Follow-up services ensure that graduates stay healthy and on track in their transition to independent living. Tonight, Calvary will provide a safe place for DC's homeless women: you can ensure that it will do so tomorrow.
Kristine K Thompson
1217 Good Hope Road SE
Washington, DC 20020