ENN Tri-Parish Walk

On Saturday, Sept. 25, Samaritan Ministry, St. Columba’s, St. Alban’s, and Friends of the National Cathedral will gather to participate in a Samaritan Ministry ENN Community Walk!  ENN is Samaritan’s campaign to Empower our Neighbors in Need that invites Partner Churches and Schools to organize and engage to support SMGW’s mission.  At approximately 9:30, leaders from participating churches and SMGW will say a few words …

The SMGW Partner Council Returns!

A total of 26 Partner Council members and staff gathered at St. Patrick’s Church on June 20 for our first in-person Partner Council meeting since January 2020, with great enthusiasm and delight at being together in person!  We were greeted by Karen Melchar, Partner Council member from St. Patrick’s, one of SMGW’s longstanding partner churches, and by Rev. Kurt Gerhard, St. Patrick’s Rector, who welcomed …

All Systems, GO!

It feels great to welcome back participants. We’re still not back to “normal” – whatever that is – but we have participants back indoors with us in a limited capacity, and as you’ll see later, they are glad to be back, too! We are also seeing more new people who are interested in learning about the Next Step Program as they begin exploring …

2021 ENN Wishlist

Our Amazon Wishlist is available here Donations can be dropped off at our Northwest office: 1516 Hamilton St NW, Washington DC 20011 Make sure to fill out this form to receive a tax receipt for your in-kind donation. Gift Cards:  Uber ($25)   Smart Trip ($25)   Best Buy  Target   Walmart   Giant  Safeway   Electronics  Ear Buds   Earphones   …

Do More 24

Do More 24 has begun- help us get off to a strong start! Our goal this year is $15k, can we make it by the 19th? We can with your support! Anyone can help. If you’d like to donate, visit https://www.domore24.org/SamaritanMinistry. You can also spread the word by sharing our posts on Facebook and Twitter. Your support will help us continue to serve our neighbors …

Empower our Neighbors in Need (ENN) Campaign – 2021

While increasing numbers of folks are getting vaccinated (more than 20% of the population in the District at the time of this writing!) the pandemic is far from over.  It remains a harrowing time for our participants as they continue to be disproportionately affected by the pandemic, in addition to being disproportionately affected by our nation’s ongoing struggle with systemic racism and gun violence.   So, as we begin to think of summer, we call on YOU – our Samaritan …

2020 Program and Financial Results Recap

Despite the many challenges that were thrown at us by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is hard not to view the year as a great success. Over and over, you heard the word ‘pivot’ used to describe how we were adapting to the changing landscape brought on by COVID-19 and finding ways to engage our participants despite the obstacles.  The various charts you see really help to illustrate all …

Remembering a Samaritan Ministry Saint: Irene B. Shelton

Please join me in pausing to remember a true Samaritan Ministry Saint – Irene B. Shelton. Irene played a critical role in developing our Pre-GED program from 2012 – 2016, in addition to being an outstanding volunteer who cared deeply about our participants.  In 2013, just a year after she joined us as a volunteer Pre-GED Instructor, we presented Irene with Samaritan Ministry’s Change Agent Award for her dedication and effort on behalf of the organization.  Irene was tireless and provided hundreds …

From Ashes to Go to Easter Sunday

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington does not proselytize and there are no religious requirements to take advantage of our services. But we take great pride in the fact that we are deeply rooted in the faith of the Church and that our name and work is inspired by Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan. As millions of Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Easter this Sunday, we look back on the beginning of our Lenten journey this …