Join us for the 2019 Gala!
September 09, 2019

You won’t want to miss Samaritan Ministry’s Gala on Saturday, November 9, at The Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Georgetown!

Register Here!

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!

Unsung heroes at Samaritan Ministry are fighting cold with kindness
March 26, 2019

Thanks to Ken Martin, a Street Sense volunteer and friend of Samaritan Ministry, for covering our January 28, 2019 Winter Warm-Up in the Northwest office.

Read the full article by clicking here.  You may see more of Ken's photos on our gallery page.

We Want You 5K Run/Walk
January 18, 2019

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington is part of Generosity DC’s multi-charity 5K Run/Walk that taking place on June 23, 2019 at Bluemont Park in Arlington, Virginia.

All funds raised by our runners and walkers goes to Samaritan Ministry to support our Next Step Program in which participants improve their lives one next step and neighbor at a time.

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.

By the NUMBERS and YOUR Generosity: 2019 was a VERY Good Year!
February 28, 2020

Great thanks to ALL our donors who made 2019 so impactful. On the financial side, our individual donors once again led the way giving at a level unsurpassed in our history that allows us so sustain, expand and improve our programmatic impact! That number, nearly $600,000, includes revenue from our highly successful Nov. 2019 Gala at Duke Ellington School for the Arts.  

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.  

Reserve your seat at the Next Step Breakfast Now!
February 28, 2020


In less than two weeks on Thursday, March 12, hundreds of us will gather at the National Press Club for Samaritan Ministry’s annual Next Step Breakfast. Come join this high-energy, inspiring event which brings long-time supporters of SMGW together with people who are new to our work and want to learn how they might get involved!

Register here!