SMGW's Spring Gala Wows!
March 21, 2012

Friends and supporters joined together for an evening of fun at SMGW’s Spring Gala on March 10, 2012.

Samaritan Ministry 2012 Spring Gala Wows
March 19, 2012

The Spring Gala raised over $52,000 for Samaritan Ministry’s Next Step Program. Each month, the Next Step Program helps improve the lives of more than 300 people who are homeless or otherwise in need. Click here for more information on the Next Step Program.

David Downes
Downes to Take “Next Step” from Samaritan Ministry
March 05, 2012

David Downes, Executive Director of Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington and its Next Step Program for the past 10+ years, has announced that he will be leaving his position this spring to take his own “next step.” In describing the move, he says, “I’m not calling it retirement, just taking some time to decide what I want to do when I grow up – or if I even want to grow up at all!”

Exciting Auction Items at the Spring Gala
February 24, 2012

Bring your competitive spirit to Samaritan Ministry's Spring Gala on March 10th and bid on the exciting items featured in both our Live and Silent Auction. There is something for everyone so bid early and often! (Internet Explorer users click here for a list of auction items or try using another internet browser.)

Items to bid on include:

Purchase Tickets to March 10th Spring Gala
January 18, 2012

Join Samaritan Ministry for an evening of food, music and fun celebrating our Next Step Program and honoring Excecutive Director David Downes' 10 years of service.

Our Spring Gala will take place on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at The Conference Center at 4000 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest and will feature live music as well as a silent and live auction. Click here for a list of auction items.

Homeless Persons' Memorial Day - 12/21
December 13, 2011

Please join the National Coalition for the Homeless and other members of the community as they come together to honor the names and celebrate the memories of the men and women who have passed away while experiencing homelessness in Washington, DC in 2011. 

Among those honored will be a Next Step program participant from the Northwest office who passed away last week. He was suffering from homelessness until just two weeks before his death. 

Upcoming Employment Workshops
December 09, 2011

The next employment workshop in the Northwest Office will be held on

Wednesday, December 21st at 11:00am

All participants and others who are interested are welcome to attend!

Holiday Party Brings Smiles and Joy
December 06, 2011

Amid tables lined with food and piled high with craft activities such as ornament painting and cookie decorating, Samaritan Ministry participants celebrated the holidays with their families and friends. Thanks to our generous hosts at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Southeast DC, Sunday's Christmas party brought together over 60 program participants, their families, and 25 volunteers and staff members.

Hundreds Gather for Community Walks
December 06, 2011

This year’s Help the Homeless Walkathon season started in October as partner organizations began hosting mini-walks to benefit Samaritan Ministry and the work of its Next Step program.  Over the course of the fall, a total of 23 churches, schools, and service groups participated.

NW Office Pilots "Post Secret" Project
November 02, 2011

Since October 18th, there's been a conspicuous new addition to the lobby in the Northwest Office of Samaritan Ministry. Piled high with markers, stickers, construction paper, crayons, magazines and other art supplies sits a table where participants can spend a few minutes while they wait to meet with a caseworker. To do what, exactly?