Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington is a community partnership bringing together homeless people and others in need in Greater Washington, with support and volunteers from Episcopal and other churches in a joint effort to improve the lives of all. Samaritan Ministry pursues this goal by:
- Promoting awareness of community needs,
- Fostering partnerships at all levels,
- Breaking down barriers imposed by poverty, and
- Developing participants’ abilities to help themselves to better lives.
Our Core Values
The following core values reflect the essential and enduring tenets, and philosophy of our work together. They are the basis for our mission, and for all our goals and activities. They are the principles that unite us with one another - program participants, volunteers, staff and partners.
God’s Love –We believe that we are called to love our neighbors as God loves us, with kindness and compassion, sharing one another’s suffering and joy, and treating each other as we would like to be treated.
Dignity – We believe that we are called to honor the dignity of all persons, promoting each other’s self-respect and self-confidence, celebrating our shared humanity, and rejoicing in the journey that binds us together.
Partnership – We believe that we are called to work in partnership with others, both inside and outside our organization, embracing diversity, holding ourselves accountable to one another and, thus, accomplishing more together than we can do alone.
Transformation – We believe that we are called to be a part of one another’s transformation in ways that encourage each other’s strengths and abilities, bringing positive, life-enhancing changes, and empowering each other to lead fuller lives.