Author: SMGW

  • The Rev. David B. Wolf- Next Step Breakfast 2023

    The Rev. David B. Wolf- Next Step Breakfast 2023



    Who we are, What we do, and Where we’re going!  The Rev. David B. Wolf, Executive Director SMGW’s Next Step Breakfast – 22 March 2023  The National Press Club    Thanks for that generous introduction, Colby. We’re delighted to have you back as our emcee a second time, 10 years after the first!  Please acknowledge…

  • What I’ve learned at SMGW: A Testimony from Onysha Boak

    What I’ve learned at SMGW: A Testimony from Onysha Boak



    My name is Onysha, and I am a casework intern at SMGW. Before I started working at Samaritan Ministry, I studied philosophy and classics at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Being a philosophy major, I was both excited and pretty nervous about being a caseworker. After all, in my honest opinion, if…

  • Meet The Hon. Colbert I. King: Emcee for Samaritan Ministry’s 2023 Next Step Breakfast

    Meet The Hon. Colbert I. King: Emcee for Samaritan Ministry’s 2023 Next Step Breakfast



    Colbert I. King was nominated by President Jimmy Carter in the fall of 1979 to serve as U.S. Executive Director to the World Bank. Upon his confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Mr. King became the first African American to represent the United States in that global financial institution. He was awarded the Secretary of the…

  • Kicking Off the Holidays!

    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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • ENN 2022 In-Kind List

    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…

  • 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…