The women who come to Calvary have always been among the most vulnerable members of the DC community Ė survivors of trauma, in recovery from addiction, living with mental illness, or suffering from chronic health conditions. In the age of COVID, they are more vulnerable than ever. Calvary has always helped them find comprehensive care: permanent and transitional housing, mental health and addiction recovery services, healthy meals, education, job readiness programs, life skills classes, and a sisterhood of support. But the pandemic has proved challenging: a spike in cases of domestic violence will likely increase homelessness and job loss threatens progress. Looking ahead means keeping housing safe and helping women whose progress was derailed get back on track. With hygiene practices in place, Calvary continues to provide a safe place for homeless women: you can ensure that it will do so tomorrow.
Headquarters: DC-Ward 8
Where They Operate: DC-Citywide
Age Groups Served: Adult (25-49)
Population(s) Served: Women/Girls
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Awards & Recognition
Honorable mention winner, The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, 2015
Recipient of Charity Navigatorís 4-Star Rating, 2014 & 2015
Winner, Center for Nonprofit Advancementís Board Leadership Award, 2014
Institutional Giving Coordinator Lisa Buchs named Rising Star, Fundraising Professionals of the Year Awards, 2014
Executive Director Kris Thompson received honorable mention for the Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman EXCEL Award, 2010
Winner, Washington Area Womenís Foundation Leadership Award, 2009
Recipient, Independent Charities Seal of Excellence, 2008
District of Columbia Bar Charity of the Year, 2006
Finalist, The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Management, 2003
- Saris Connect Anacostia and Bangladesh
Wed Jul 1 2015, East of the River
Anna told Elaine Johnson, Calvary's education coordinator, about the project. Johnson decided a group workshop for residents and volunteers
- Hope Awards!
Wed May 20 2015, Bisnow DC
Calvary Women's Services hosted the 14th Annual Hope Awards Dinner at the Reagan Building. More than 300 guests celebrated the successes of
- Meet Post Award Finalist: Calvary Women's Services
Mon May 11 2015, The Center for Nonprofit Advancement Blog
Calvary Women's Services is honored and excited to be a finalist for The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.
- Getting MoneySmart One Woman at a Time
Mon Apr 20 2015, The Georgetown Dish
I wasn't sure what to expect when I approached an unmarked building in Anacostia to participate in a financial literacy training for homeles
- Calvary Women's Services: Creating Possibilities
Mon Oct 13 2014, The Daily Do Good Blog
Kris Thompson remembers the woman who told her, "I could go days at a time with no one speaking to me and no one making eye contact with me.
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