WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA 9) --- Food, water and shelter are the basic items needed when women pull away from the clutches of homelessness. The three-level building of Calvary Women's Services is transforming lives. Women stay at their facilities in Southeast Washington.
Latoshia Jordan, 36, knows firsthand the benefits of Calvary Women's Services. For the past six months, she has been staying in their transitional housing program.
"I've learned that I can't use drugs no matter what. I've learned how to be more responsible, take care of my business more," she said.
The women eat nutritious meals and many attend healthy cooking classes. Mental health, legal and medical services are available to those who need them.
"So Most of the women who come to Calvary have experienced trauma," said Kristine Thompson, Executive Director of Calvary Women's Services.