Henry's Story

Henry* calls Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington, D.C.’s “best kept secret.” After spending time in prison for a drug charge, Henry knew he needed to turn his life around. With the assistance of Samaritan Ministry, he began mental health counseling and completed a substance abuse program. He now celebrates over two years of sobriety. In recent months, Henry has been diligently attending Computer Mentoring classes at Samaritan Ministry to improve his job search skills. He is currently working as a cook in temporary positions and living at a friend's house. Henry is hopeful, though, with the interviews he has secured, that he will soon have a stable job and the resources to have a place of his own.


*Name has been changed for privacy