Giving Tuesday with Do More 24!
May 02, 2020


It is Giving Tuesday! Please consider donating to Samaritan Ministry.

Adaptive Change: Empowering our Neighbors-in-Need!
May 01, 2020

The health crisis has changed many things about the way Samaritan operates, but the needs of our community are still there. Please read this update from ED David Wolf on our operations and how we are continuing to serve participants ongoing needs as well as preparing them for changes in the job market!

SMUG-WA Staff Transitions - Spring 2020
May 01, 2020

As Executive Director, I am happy to say that – in this crisis period of great challenge and change – our staff members have really “stepped up” their game.  They – and we as an organization – continue to creatively adapt to the virtual human-touch starved environment that is, at least temporarily ours. One practical piece of the “good news” is that our staff has both come together and stayed together – even as we are apart! 

CARES Act - Information for Donors
April 23, 2020

If you are a donor to Samaritan Ministry, please read this important information about changes to tax deductibility under the 2020 CARES Act.

A Message to Samaritan Ministry Participants
April 06, 2020

If you are a SMGW Participant, please read this important message regarding our ongoing services during the COVID-19 crisis.

Remembering Jim Johnstone: Samaritan Saint!
February 28, 2020

Not as many of us may recall those early years of SMUG-WA’s founding (1986) when handful of key leaders, and 12 symbolic Partner Churches came together to form the faith-based community partnership that came to be known as Samaritan Ministry.   One of those key leaders was a Senior Warden – one of two top lay leaders in an Episcopal parish – at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, DC, which one of those original 12 parishes.  

Maryland Community Walk Success
April 06, 2019

We say we care for our neighbors, and on April 6, 2019 60 people from the Silver Spring area showed it at the SMGW Maryland Partner Parishes Community Walk for the Homeless in Our Midst!

2018 Gala: Celebrating the Future Together
October 01, 2018

Join us at our 2018 Gala & Auction “We’re All In This Together” on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (SAES) in Potomac, MD.

This event is a mission-critical fundraiser to support our work to bring together our neighbors who face poverty, homelessness or other debilitating challenges – with partner leaders, donors, volunteers and staff in a shared ministry that improves the lives of all throughout the Washington area, one next step and neighbor at a time.This fun evening includes silent and live auctions of unique items, music by an SAES ensemble, delicious hor d'oeuvres and buffet by Mindy’s Catering, Rock Bottom Brewery beer and participant, volunteer and Partner award presentations. The Rev. Glenna J. Huber, Rector at Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in DC, will be our Emcee. Tickets are $100 each and sponsorships are still available!

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.