SMGW Welcomes New Board Members!
February 27, 2020

At SMGW’s Annual Partners’ Meeting on Jan. 28 @ Our Saviour Church in Silver Spring, 4 NEW Board members were elected and commissioned: Carl Keiser, a long-time volunteer instructor in our Pre-GED program; Errol Arthur, also an instructor in our Pre-GED program and a Partner Rep from Christ Lutheran Church, DC; Annie Scrimenti, a Partner Rep from Washington National Cathedral, DC; and, Paula Singleton, a member and active donor well-known to many from partner parish St. Luke’s, DC.  Their brief bios follow below: 

2020 Change Agent Awards!
February 27, 2020

At the Annual Meeting this year, we honored Samaritan's 2019 Change Agents, JJ Jaskot and Charlie Day!

Samaritan Ministry's 2020 Next Step Breakfast
January 30, 2020


Mark your calendars! Samaritan Ministry’s annual Next Step Breakfast at the National Press Club is set for Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 am. Register for the Breakfast here!

Meet Benja Reilly, This Year's Casework Intern
December 23, 2019

Samaritan Ministry is fortunate to have Benja Reilly as a Casework Intern at the Northwest Office through the Westmoreland Service Corps in Bethesda, MD. Benja was called to service early in his life. At age seven, he began to serve as an interpreter for his mother, who is deaf. He calls ASL (American Sign Language) his first language because that is how he first communicated with his mother. 

SMGW Gala 2019 - A Night to Remember
December 20, 2019

The 2019 Samaritan Ministry Gala was a resounding success! Lots of great auction items were bid on as we honored participant Teresa Batts, caseworker Kathy Staudt, and Church of Our Saviour Silver Spring. 

SMGW Staff Profile: Welcome to Ms. Jamie Odle, our NEW Development Director!
October 21, 2019

After a thorough search process involving several organizational leaders and staff, it was my privilege to call Ms. Jamie R. Odle to serve as our next Development Director.  Jamie began her work and ministry among us on September 19 – so is about to pass her one-month anniversary!   

New Hires for Summer 2019!
July 18, 2019

3 New and RETURNING Staff Join SMUG-WA...and Counting! 

I share the exciting news with you that SMGW recently hired 3 “new” staff – or re-hires as the case may be – all of whom started in July!   The truly exciting news is that 2 of our 3 hires are current or former staff, and the 3rd is a graduate of our STRIVE job readiness training! They are...

Join SMGW: Job Announcements
March 25, 2019

Samaritan Ministry is currently looking for new staff members to join us in our rewarding work. Please see our listings on or read the position descriptions below if you are interested in working with us.

“This retreat has changed my life.”
January 11, 2019

On December 7, 2018, 40 people with HIV from SE DC and beyond gathered together for a rejuvenating retreat. The weekend started with introductions followed by the assignment of prayer buddies. Each participant drew the name of another participant from a hat, and throughout the weekend each participant left notes of encouragement for their buddy, and/or made a special arts/crafts project for their buddy. This is always a highlight of the retreat!

Christmas Parties 2018
December 07, 2018

'Tis the season for SMGW's annual Participant Christmas Parties!

Part of our ministry is to provide opportunities for participants to celebrate the season and our community together. These family-friendly events each have their own unique activities, yet all share in crafts, music and wonderful food. They also share in giving. Participants with children aged up to 12 are able to shop (for free) from among new donated toys, while participants received donated gift cards for children 13-17. Participants without children receive gifts cards.