News

5k success!
June 14, 2018

“I had never participated in a 5K before,” says Doris Warrell, SMGW’s Development Director, “but even soaking from the rain, we all achieved our goal!”

'One of the Best' Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy
June 06, 2018

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy! As it Celebrates its 16th Anniversary Serving the Greater Washington Region, the Catalogue for Philanthropy is Proud to Honor Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington.

Holy Impact
June 01, 2018

How does the Holy Spirit inspire our mission to make a holy impact in this world?  When we think about social impact we typically think more about how we “help” others, less about how the helping changes us disciples. Yet that change may be as important and impactful as the other – or so I would suggest!

Our Neighbors: Returning Citizens
May 29, 2018

As of 2015, more than 23,000 individuals in the DMV area are returning citizens, or previously incarcerated people. In Maryland, 4,411 men and women are returning citizens. In addition, Virginia has more than 12,000 returning citizens, including more than 500 juveniles.

These returning citizens face many barriers, including homelessness and joblessness. In our nation’s capital, these problems are often compounded with additional challenges, such as finding affordable housing, employment, and equitable access to health care.

Summer interns!
June 14, 2018

Samaritan Ministry is pleased to welcome Alya Simoun (inset) and Eduardo Umana (pictured right in center) as this summer's development interns!

"I just finished my first year of undergrad at the University of Massachusetts Amherst,” says Alya. “I am pursuing a double major is Journalism and Sociology. I’m very excited to engage in my passions through remote social media work with the SMGW this summer!"

Southeast for Southeast Volunteer Initiative
May 29, 2018

Every month across our five locations Samaritan Ministry hosts about 50 regular program volunteers as Front Office Coordinators (FOC), Computer Mentors and Resume Writers. We are fortunate to have three "on call" substitute volunteers for emergencies in our Northern Virginia and Northwest DC.

Unfortunately, we have no regular substitutes for our Anacostia/SE DC office. Gloria Ducker (FOC), Naima Harrison (Lead Caseworker), Sy Jones (Volunteer Manager), and others have been working together since March to launch a new initiative to strengthen the Anacostia/SE DC office.

City Year Volunteers: Giving Back
April 19, 2018

On March 28th, Samaritan Ministry partnered with City Year to celebrate Student Service Week, an annual service-learning opportunity for high school students in the DMV area.

Hope and HIV Testing in Anacostia
April 19, 2018

On April 6, more than a dozen participants and local community members joined James Perry, PrEP specialist with Family & Medical Counseling Service, at our Anacostia/SE DC office for a conversation about HIV/AIDS prevention, medical assistance, and local resources.

SMGW Receives 2018 Diana Davis Spencer Fellowship!
January 18, 2018

We are excited to share that Samaritan Ministry and our Executive Director, Rev. David B. Wolf, are recipients of a Diana Davis Spencer Fellowship for 2018. The Fellowship is a part of the Global Good Fund, an organization committed to investing in the leadership potential of social entrepreneurs in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors. The Fund supports such leaders over a 15-month period through assessment, coaching, and the crafting of a personal leadership development plan that includes addressing a significant entrepreneurial challenge. 

Pages