The 2023 Change Agent Award

The Samaritan Ministry Change Agent Award is given quarterly and annually to any SMGW staff member – paid or volunteer, full-time or part-time – who gives exceptional service above and beyond their “regular duties.” Since one of our core values is “participating in one other’s transformation” this award invites staff to name individuals who stands out over the particular period …

Kicking Off the Holidays!

The week before Thanksgiving began our annual holiday giveaway at Samaritan Ministry’s Northwest, NOVA/Arlington, and Anacostia/Southeast locations! The Southeast team served a grand total of 39 neighbors in need and our participants were overflowing with gratitude. Lead Caseworker, Jane Bishop, signed up ongoing SE Participants and Jobs First. Gloria Ducker, Melissa Hyatt, and Helen Douglas staffed the FOC desk and …

Gala 2022 Event Awardees

Outstanding Achievement – Mr. Benjamin T. Morgan Benjamin Morgan initially came to Samaritan Ministry seeking a source of supplemental income and stable housing. With guidance from his Caseworker, he identified not just one life goal, but several – in housing, employment and education. The pandemic may have slowed him down on his Next Step journey, but clearly it did not …

Welcoming the Poor People’s Campaign to DC! 

Our communities are suffering under the weight of systemic racism, poverty, lack of access to healthcare, rising prices, and a distorted moral narrative that tells the richest country in the world there is not enough to go around. And at the center of these interlocking injustices are 140 million people who are poor or one emergency away from losing everything.  …

ENN Community Walk

Join Samaritan Ministry and Partners on Saturday, June 25th for a community walk to support the Samaritan Ministry Empower our Neighbors in Need Campaign. We will meet in the Courtyard at St. Columba’s (4201 Albemarle St NW) and walk a short distance to Washington National Cathedral, where we will have light refreshments and a closing prayer.

ENN 2022 In-Kind List

Items can be dropped off at our Northwest Office To receive a tax receipt for your in-kind donation, fill out our form here. Want to make an impact every time you shop? Use Amazon Smile and select Samaritan Ministry, and a portion of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to Samaritan Ministry! Gift Cards Giant ($25) Always Needed …

Participants Take “Next Steps” to Healthy Living

Our Next Step Program is all about meeting goals, and last week, participants and guests took a step towards their health goals by attending our “Healthy Eating on a Budget” Workshop. The workshop was led by Giant Nutritionist Kristen McGill via zoom, but some attendees joined us in person at our Arlington office, where Lead Caseworker Jane Bishop and Casework …

Seabury Resources for Aging Recognizes SMGW Volunteers

Our volunteers play a vital role in our mission, and in our community. On Wednesday, May 4th, Seabury Resources for Aging recognized not just one, but two SMGW volunteers for their exceptional service! Congratulations to Gloria Ducker and Mary Fromeyer!  Gloria Ducker is a veteran volunteer. She has served as Front Office Coordinator for seven years at our Anacostia Office, greeting …

St. Mary’s Lay Assistance Ministry Finds a New Home at SMGW’s Arlington Office

On Wednesday, April 27, the Lay Assistance Ministry (LAM) of Saint Mary’s, Arlington, began meeting Neighbors in Need at the Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington (SMGW), NOVA office. This new partnership has marvelous potential as SMGW works with Participants in the Next Step Program and STRIVE toward long-term, life-transforming goals, St Mary’s is a one-stop shop for one-time help with …