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.

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. 

Remembering a Samaritan Saint: Dr. Tucker Battle (1938 – 2017)
January 17, 2018

Dr. Tucker Battle, a passionate SMGW Board leader and Partner Representative from St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, DC, died on December 28. In recent years, Tucker had been battling Parkinson’s disease, which precipitated him stepping off the SMGW Board of Directors three years ago, in January 2015. Tucker’s wife, Jane Battle, survives him as a passionate giver and SMGW leader.  

Twas the Season! Christmas Joy 2017
December 25, 2017

More than 800 gifts were given to participants and their families at last year's Christmas parties! Thank you for making our three parties a resounding success! Your generous support made it possible for more than three hundred fifty participants and their family members to experience Christmas joy at the Northern Virginia, Northwest and Southeast Washington parties. Thanks to all our volunteers, and our Partner Reps who recruited more than one hundred volunteers.

Community Conversation: "Policing and the Criminal Justice System"
November 21, 2017

On Tuesday, November 14th, Reverend Gayle Fisher-Stewart, a retired Washington DC police officer and a partner representative of Calvary Episcopal Church DC, joined Samaritan Ministry at our bi-monthly Partner Council meeting for a community conversation on policing and the criminal justice system.

Sharing the Celebration: Christmas Parties!
November 15, 2017

Every year, SMGW invites Santa and his merry band of helpers to three Christmas parties for Next Step Participants and their families. We anticipate hosting nearly 350 children (from infants to teenagers) and their parents.

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