My friend and coworker Raquel Brown has for years worked at Calvary, a women’s center that provides holistic services to support and empower women who experience homelessness, are survivors of violence and trauma, live with mental illness, or are in recovery from substance abuse in D.C. They are primarily women of color. We are all looking for ways to support the BLM movement and I have heard from Raquel of the immense impact Calvary can have in these women’s lives. Even during these times, Calvary continues to offer much needed services and support during the pandemic. Please join me in supporting Raquel and her “girls,” as she calls them.
More information about Calvary Women's Services: Calvary Women’s Services empowers homeless women in Washington, DC, to transform their lives through housing, health, education, and employment programs. Calvary is committed to providing these services in Anacostia, a neighborhood with the highest poverty rate in the District. Our programs are designed for women who are survivors of violence and trauma, are living with mental illness, or are in recovery from substance addiction. Through personalized services and with peer support, each woman identifies and builds on her own strengths in order to meet her goals for safe housing, good health, and financial independence.
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