Mission and Values

We are a faith-based community partnership serving the greater Washington, DC area. We are bringing together our neighbors who face poverty, homelessness or other debilitating challenges with partner leaders, donors, volunteers and staff in a shared ministry that improves the lives of all throughout the Washington area, one next step and neighbor at a time.


We seek to:

Empower our Participants

to develop capacities and address barriers they face in order to live sustainable purpose-driven lives, guiding them to set goals, and take “next steps” to meet those goals

Engage our Partners

to share in this ministry by offering their time, talent and treasure, cultivating relationships that nurture both their missions of community outreach and the mission of the Samaritan Partnership as a whole.

Identify the Basic, Systemic and Unmet Needs

of our community that underlie poverty – and engage in organized, collective education and action to address those needs.