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  • A Motivational Moment at St. Andrew’s Lower School

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    Partnership is a core value here at Samaritan Ministry, we all have something to gain when we join together. This was very apparent at our recent virtual visit to the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Lower School, where Executive Director David B. Wolf and Participant Ben Morgan came to speak to the students about how to stay motivated in life and how…

  • Thanksgiving Comes Early at NOVA, Northwest, and Anacostia!

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    Thanksgiving came early on Wednesday, November 17, for the Participants and members of the NOVA team. The bags were filled and prepared by Jane Bishop and Susan Weinbeck on Tuesday.  Since gratitude is the root of joy, it was joyful! Looking into the bag, Willie exclaimed: “I LOVE stuffing!” When told that Nancy Calvert has made the…

  • Remembering a Samaritan Saint: Robert Trautman

    Remembering a Samaritan Saint: Robert Trautman

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    Robert Trautman lived a long and fulfilled life, but he also helped others do the same. After retiring from his correspondent position at Reuters, Robert Trautman learned about Samaritan Ministry through his parish, the Church of the Epiphany. “At my church, there was a notice on the board for volunteers at Samaritan Ministry. So, I started working there,” Robert said. He began…

  • March On for Voting Rights!

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    By Louise McCormick As a rural New Yorker by upbringing, the culture shock of coming to Washington, DC initially blew me away. For such a small area, Washington DC is remarkably passionate about telling and building our nation’s history and progress, with good reason– they are the home of our nation’s president, home to our…

  • In Memory of Ellen Compton-Tejera

    In Memory of Ellen Compton-Tejera

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    As an expression of her faith, Ellen Abbie Compton-Tejera served on the committee that organized and launched Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington (SMGW) in 1986. She subsequently served on the SMGW Board of Directors (1987 – 1991), representing St. Thomas Episcopal Church (DC), one of SMGW’s founding partner parishes. Her service on the Board culminated with being…

  • Christmas and Kwanzaa in July

    Christmas and Kwanzaa in July

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    Last Friday, Jane Bishop, the Lead Caseworker in our Arlington location, hosted a Christmas / Kwanzaa in July event for current and potential participants. It was a huge success as Jane and her team provided food, toiletries and COVID supplies (i.e. masks, hand sanitizer, etc.) to more than 35 participants and potential participants.

  • NOVA Office of Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington Opens: What Goes Around Comes Up Roses!

    NOVA Office of Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington Opens: What Goes Around Comes Up Roses!

    What does it take to continue to serve vulnerable people during the treacherous time of the COVID Pandemic? Grit, determination, a sense of humor, flexibility, and science.  When it became clear in March 2020 that the Pandemic was real and dangerous, all SMGW (Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington) offices closed for in-person services and made…

  • Charles Hopkins’ Story

    Charles Hopkins’ Story

    Charles Hopkins: “All In” Meet Charles Hopkins, a July 2020 graduate of Samaritan Ministry’s STRIVE job readiness training. As a returning citizen after 47 years of incarceration, Charles was immediately challenged to find employment and housing upon his release and re-entry to society. . With the help of his parole officer he found transitional housing,…

  • The 2021 Empower our Neighbors in Need Campaign is here!

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    May was the start of our annual Empower our Neighbors in Need (ENN) campaign, which  runs through the month of September and it is truly something we look forward to each year Why?  Because it is both an opportunity to share the impact of our mission with you – our partners – usually through the experience of our program participants – and to invite you to engage in its accomplishment with your time, talent and treasure.   You see, this campaign…