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 …

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 …

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, building an invisible “draft stopper” …

Do More 24 is on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Did you know that 17% of district residents lack access to a computer? Think about everything you use your computer for- applying for jobs, updating your resume, accessing results from medical tests… now imagine if you had to commute to a library or even to the Samaritan Ministry office to complete these tasks. We’re making life easier for our neighbors …

2021 Results

A Message from Executive Director, Rev. David B. Wolf As I reflect on the last calendar year, I am struck by how much we accomplished, despite the ongoing pandemic. I’m reminded of a word that I used often in the early days of the pandemic to describe our participants, volunteers and staff: resilient. They continue to be the very embodiment …

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. It was a lucky day …