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Next Step Breakfast 2022

Join us on Saturday, March 19th for our 2022 Next Step Breakfast! You'll hear from Participant Speaker Chares Hopkins, Volunteer Speaker Karen Neal, and more! Watch from home or from a Watch Party!

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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. Amazon Wishlist Want to make...
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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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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2021 Year-in-Review
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...
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SMGW COVID-19 Guidelines
To keep our staff, participants, and community safe, the following guidelines will apply depending on reported spread of Covid-19. Before visiting any...
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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:...
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SMGW's Progress on Racial Equity
Samaritan Ministry has always strived to make lives better. Through the Next Step Program , we’ve been able to give  individuals and families...
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Next Step Breakfast Volunteer Speaker: Karen Neal
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...
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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...
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What’s It Like to Go from Living in a Shelter to Your Own Apartment?
By Jane Bishop  You may remember Johnny, a Mongolian immigrant, and Participant served by the Arlington office. We highlighted his success as an English-language...
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...
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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...
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A Motivational Moment at St. Andrew's Lower School
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...
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Thanksgiving Comes Early at NOVA, Northwest, and Anacostia!
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...
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Giving Tuesday
Thank you for your support on Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is an annual day-long giving event. It’s a day to promote and support your favorite...
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35th Anniversary Gala
Missed the Gala or want to watch it again? The recording is available below. 35th Anniversary Gala Program On Saturday, November 6th our Gala was...
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Tri-Parish Community walk: Empowering our Neighbors in need!
Executive Director David Wolf makes opening remarks Participant Charles Hopkins Executive Director David Wolf and Board President Joe Kolar Participant...
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Remembering a Samaritan Saint: Robert Trautman
Robert Trautman lived a long and fulfilled life, but he also helped others do the same. After retiring from his correspondent position...
March On for Voting Rights!
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...
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In Memory of Ellen Compton-Tejera
As an expression of her faith, Ellen Abbie Compton-Tejera served on the committee that organized and launched Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington (SMGW)...
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Christmas and Kwanzaa in July
Last Friday, Jane Bishop, the Lead Caseworker in our Arlington location, hosted a Christmas / Kwanzaa in July event for current and potential participants....
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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...
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