Author: SMGW

  • A Saint Patrick’s Day to Remember 

    A Saint Patrick’s Day to Remember 

    On a very cold and rainy March 17, Jane Bishop, Arlington Lead Caseworker, picked up the phone to a very excited voice from a long-time Arlington Participant: “Miss Jane, Miss Jane, I got THE job!” In addition to landing a job, Ms. S has put in paperwork to move into a new apartment in April.…

  • Remembering A Samaritan Saint: Miss Nannie Adair

    In Memory of Miss Nannie Adair   Our beloved Volunteer, Miss Nannie Adair, fondly known as Miss Nannie, passed away on Friday, February 11 from COVID-19. She was a vibrant ninety-one years young and has been the Clothing Closet and Toiletry Volunteer at Samaritan Ministry for 11 years. She was dedicated and took pride in her…

  • SMGW’s Progress on Racial Equity

    SMGW’s Progress on Racial Equity

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    Samaritan Ministry has always strived to make lives better. Through the Next Step Program , we’ve been able to give  individuals and families a hand up so they can lift themselves out of poverty and homelessness. We’ve been there for returning citizens who want to live life to the fullest in the re-entry process. But…

  • Next Step Breakfast Volunteer Speaker: Karen Neal

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    Ms. Karen Neal, this year’s NSB 2022 volunteer witness, served for 34 years as an educator in southern Maryland, wearing many different hats.  Now retired, Karen enjoys exploring other professions, including writing, and producing online courses and training programs, and property management. Karen’s greatest joy has always been working directly with people, so she used…

  • Meet the Emcee: Geoff Bennett

    Geoff Bennett, Chief Washington Correspondent Geoff Bennett is the chief Washington correspondent for PBS NewsHour. He is also a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. Bennett joined NewsHour from NBC News, where he was a White House correspondent and substitute anchor for MSNBC. He has reported from the White House under three presidents and…

  • Looking Back: 2021 Holiday Season Recap

    The Holiday Gift Card Drive was a huge success, donations exceeded expectations! Because of this we were able to increase the gift card amount given to our participants from $25 to $50 at Thanksgiving and $25 to $75 at Christmas. Children received a $25 gift card as well. In total, we distributed $12,975 in gift…

  • From a Shelter to My Own Apartment

    From a Shelter to My Own Apartment

    By Jane Bishop  And now after more than a year of staying in the shelter, Johnny has gotten a subsidized studio apartment in the Ballston area. And how is it different from the shelter?  · On the 11th floor of a new building, there is a great view.  · The apartment is so quiet –…

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Calvert

    Special Holiday Talent from a Special FOC (Front Office Coordinator) Nancy Calvert, Parish Representative from St Alban’s Annandale, also serves as the Wednesday FOC at the Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington Arlington location. Last November when she learned about the annual Thanksgiving distribution of seasonal food and grocery gift cards to ongoing Participants, Nancy had…

  • Covid-19 Operations Update

    Covid-19 Operations Update

    Due to the current spike in Covid-19 cases in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, we’ve implemented new policies to keep our staff and visitors safe. These procedures are likely to change when the number of cases declines below threshold levels, so please check back frequently. Casework Appointments Virtual appointments will continue to be used to the…