SMGW Training Goes Virtual!
May 01, 2020

Establishing relationships of trust and understanding are the essence of Samaritan Ministry’s work. At this time of physical distancing, staff and volunteers are called upon to be creative in maintaining connection with our participants as well as with each other.

For Our Participants

By the NUMBERS and YOUR Generosity: 2019 was a VERY Good Year!
February 28, 2020

Great thanks to ALL our donors who made 2019 so impactful. On the financial side, our individual donors once again led the way giving at a level unsurpassed in our history that allows us so sustain, expand and improve our programmatic impact! That number, nearly $600,000, includes revenue from our highly successful Nov. 2019 Gala at Duke Ellington School for the Arts.  

Reserve your seat at the Next Step Breakfast Now!
February 28, 2020


In less than two weeks on Thursday, March 12, hundreds of us will gather at the National Press Club for Samaritan Ministry’s annual Next Step Breakfast. Come join this high-energy, inspiring event which brings long-time supporters of SMGW together with people who are new to our work and want to learn how they might get involved!

Register here!

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!   

Join us for the 2019 Gala!
September 09, 2019

You won’t want to miss Samaritan Ministry’s Gala on Saturday, November 9, at The Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Georgetown!

Register Here!