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Reaching Our Goals...Together
October 11, 2018

So far this year, Samaritan Ministry has served 1,252 individuals, including 830 Next Step Program participants across our five locations. More than 350 of our participants are new this year. Participants have achieved over 200 employment-related goals, including 42 participants who completed STRIVE job-readiness training. Our congratulations to each person who has persevered in working toward their goal!STRIVE logo

Martha, Dewayne, Yolanda, James, Kenneth…these are just a few of our Next Step Participants who are working on their goals to have better housing, better employment, or another component of a good life for themselves. SMGW works with participants, not clients, as each person is actively engaged in setting their own goals and taking their own next steps. While each participant has their own story, Samaritan Ministry is a part of every person story of addressing challenges and overcoming barriers.

Beautiful Day, Beautiful People: 2018 Volunteer-Staff Leader Appreciation Cruise
September 12, 2018

We give thanks to our numerous volunteers, staff and leadership for making the 2018 cruise a resounding success! It turned out to be a beautiful day, and more than 30 volunteers and guests joined Samaritan Ministry staff for a leisurely cruise from Alexandria to Georgetown to Navy Yard and back to Alexandria.

Community Walk for the Homeless
September 01, 2018

Join the Empower the Homeless Community Walk in Silver Spring! You are welcome!

This event is sponsored by Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington and Episcopal congregations: Church of the Ascension, Silver Spring; Christ Church, Kensington; Grace Church, Silver Spring; Church of Our Saviour, Silver Spring, and; Church of the Transfiguration, Silver Spring.

Walking Food
July 13, 2018

Samaritan Ministry is proud to provide Walking Food to participants in need. Many of our participants are homeless and/or have no place to prepare meals that require cooking. Other participants come to attend our 3-week, 6 hour-a-day STRIVE job readiness training and need sustenance to get them through the day!

How much do you know about homelessness?
July 13, 2018

On a typical night in Greater Washington, 10,480 of our neighbors are homeless. While this is a 6% decrease from 2017, homelessness is still a reality for far too many of our neighbors.

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!"

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.

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