Volunteering During the Coronavirus Crisis

During the COVID-19 crisis, SMGW offices have had to adapt to continue to serve participants while maintaining physical distance. We have set up abbreviated hours on our porches, where they receive food, toiletries, mail and schedule phone appointments for assistance with services such as filling out job applications, the Census 2020 form, and arranging Burial Assistance. Although the pick-up times are only a two-hour time slot once a week, they require preparation.

Adaptive Change: Empowering our Neighbors-in-Need!

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!

A Message to Samaritan Ministry Participants

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

Virtual Next Step Breakfast 2020


In light of public health concerns, we decided to move our Next Step Breakfast from a LIVE event to a VIRTUAL one. Take a look!

Remembering Jim Johnstone: Samaritan Saint!

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.