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Nicholas Adamo and Gazi Rashid
Health Literacy Initiative
April 16, 2014

The topic was "Getting to Know Your Health". The first session emphasized the importance of asking your doctor questions and being prepared before the office visit. There was a great discussion around medication.

The facilitators in the photo are Nicholas Adamo and Gazi Rashid, students from NIH in Maryland.

Emergency Action to House DC's Vunerable
February 03, 2014

As a result of the unrelenting near-constant polar vortex filled winter, the D.C. shelters are struggling to keep up with the demand, with is compounded by the insufficient supply of affordable housing within the District. In an unprecedented move, the local government is placing families in hotels in MD and on the floors of recreational facilities.

Emergency meeting at the 2014 EDOW Convention
Emergency Action to House DC's Vunerable
February 03, 2014

At the 2014 Episcopal Diocese of Washington Convention an informal emergency meeting was held focusing on the District's critical shortage of emergency shelter for the homeless.

2013 Next Step Breakfast Participant Testimony
June 03, 2013

During our annual Next Step Breakfast, on May 22 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, Ken Harris, Next Step Program participant, shared his testimony of life change. He spoke of how he lost himself, but through his time at Samaritan Ministry and his dedication to his goals, he experienced true transformation. For more information on our Next Step Program, please visit our Next Step Program page. The the text of his speech is below. 

2013 Next Step Breakfast Volunteer Testimony
June 03, 2013

During our annual Next Step Breakfast, on May 22 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, Margaret Cohen, long-time Samaritan Ministry volunteer, shared her testimony of working with participants and specifically her involvement in our HIV/AIDS services. The text of her testimony is below. For more information about volunteering with Samaritan Ministry, please visit our Volunteer page

SMGW in Colby King Commentary
May 31, 2013

In May 2013, Pulitzer Prize winner Colbert King of The Washington Post named Samaritan Ministry in his commentary below.


Opinions
Colbert King: Four D.C. charities — and a miscreant
By Colbert I. King Opinion writer May 31, 2013

Hope and a Home, Sarah’s Circle, Samaritan Ministry, the Lourie Center, Medicaid Millionaire. What do these five things have in common? Each professes to help those in need.

2014 Next Step Breakfast
April 19, 2013

Join us for a one-hour inspirational breakfast to hear about the incredible work Samaritan Ministry does each day through the Next Step Program. Come enjoy a complimentary breakfast and learn more about how you can help improve the lives of those in need - one step at a time! 

Annual Spring Gala to Celebrate Next Step Program & Life of The Rt. Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon
January 15, 2013

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington's Annual Spring Gala will be a celebration of life and achievement. This year's gala will recongnize the success of the Next Step Program and honor the life and minsitry of the late Right Reverend Jane Homles Dixon.  David "Dixie" Dixon was delighted that Samaritan Ministry chose to honor his wife in this way.

Clothing Donation Bin Placed at St. Andrew's Episcopal School
September 27, 2012

On Tuesday, September 18, MetroAid workers placed Samaritan Ministry's second clothing donation bin at St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, MD.  The bin is located next to the student parking lot and ready to accept donations. This bin is the second of many to be placed all over the DMV area and is part of a newly implemented fundraising project that SMGW has begun with MetroAid, LLC.

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