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Looking Back: One Year at Good Hope Road

December 3, 2013

From the day we brought the moving boxes through the door, the staff, volunteers, and residents of Calvary Women’s Services have been busy making use of our new home on Good Hope Road. After one year in this amazing space, we’re enjoying the chance to reflect on all of the change and growth that took place this year. For example …

We now offer bedrooms for one to four women with lockable storage space.

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We have private offices for all Case Managers and a clinical office used by the psychiatrist and therapists when they are on-site, and our staff team grew!

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We hired a fourth Case Manager, an Education Coordinator, an Operations Coordinator, and a Communications Development Associate, as well as several new Program Managers.

Our life skills program grew into LEAP, the Life Skills, Education and Arts Program. We have doubled the number of classes offered each day and are able to provide a wide range of classes in the LEAP Center. The LEAP Center includes a computer lab for residents, an arts corner, a private classroom, and an open space that is used for everything from Tai Chi classes to group discussions.

We grew our Addiction Recovery Program and now offer support groups every day – an increase from twice weekly groups  –and we have an amazing commercial kitchen space where women receive nutritious meals each day. This large kitchen space means that a group of residents are now able to work with our Program Chef on meal preparation.

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Of course, if you’ve been out to visit us, you’ve seen our beautiful reception area, complete with the Calvary logo and an award-winning donor wall recognizing the people who made this building possible!

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Throughout our expansion, Calvary’s programs have continued to empower women to reach their own goals for good health, financial stability, and independence. Our new space has it made it possible for us to serve more women than ever before! In the last year, Calvary served 140 women with safe housing and life-changing services. Of those women, 75% successfully moved into their own homes.

Many thanks to our wonderful friends and supporters who made our expansion possible. Here’s to the first of many more successful years on Good Hope Road!

 

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