Category: in step

  • 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…

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

    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…

  • SMGW’s Arlington Office Gets a Facelift!

    SMGW’s Arlington Office Gets a Facelift!

    Our Arlington office looks brand new after repairs done by the Rebuilding Together Arlington team along with volunteers from St. Mary’s Arlington! 52 volunteers pitched in to make the day a great success! Repairs done included painting the porch ceiling and tailings, painting all wood trim around windows, fixing front screen door and kitchen floor,…

  • 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…

  • 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…