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WHF Foundation Spotlight: Open Arms Housing is Transforming Lives with Housing Support Services
Open Arms Housing, located in northwest DC, is one of the WHF Foundation’s nonprofit partners, having received grants from the Foundation for several years. Open Arms serves some of the hardest to reach homeless population, chronically homeless women, including those with mental illness. Their impact comes from removing long term homeless women with mental illnesses from prolonged street living or stays in emergency shelters, taking them from under bridges, sleeping in public places, using wheelchairs while living in shelters, and suffering from cancer while living on the street.
Foundation President Mary Martha Fortney said, “The WHF Foundation congratulates Open Arms Housing for their consistent work in helping some of the most endangered, vulnerable women from the streets to a supportive, stable living environment.  We are proud to support to this important organization as it works to transform women's lives." 
Click here to read the full press release.

Volunteer Opportunity: WHF Foundation Financial Literacy Program
The WHF Foundation is pleased to announce its continuing financial literacy program partnership with residents of Calvary Women's Services. Two 8-week sessions are scheduled as follows:
Session 1 – May 5 to June 23, 2015
Session 2 – October 6 to November 24, 2015
Taught by WHF volunteers who received training on the FDIC Money Smart curriculum, the program helps the women gain the knowledge they need to make wise financial decisions when they leave Calvary to live independently. Each weekly session lasts 1.5 hours at Calvary, located just minutes past the National's baseball stadium. A volunteer training opportunity is planned for March 17, 2015 at KL Gates. See website calendar for details. For questions and to volunteer, please call the WHF Foundation at 703-683-4742 or WHF Foundation President Mary Martha Fortney at 703-507-4088 (email at mmfortney@verizon.net). 

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