2018

Our Neighbors: Returning Citizens

As of 2015, more than 23,000 individuals in the DMV area are returning citizens, or previously incarcerated people. In Maryland, 4,411 men and women are returning citizens. In addition, Virginia has more than 12,000 returning citizens, including more than 500 juveniles.

These returning citizens face many barriers, including homelessness and joblessness. In our nation’s capital, these problems are often compounded with additional challenges, such as finding affordable housing, employment, and equitable access to health care.

City Year Volunteers: Giving Back

On March 28th, Samaritan Ministry partnered with City Year to celebrate Student Service Week, an annual service-learning opportunity for high school students in the DMV area.

Hope and HIV Testing in Anacostia

On April 6, more than a dozen participants and local community members joined James Perry, PrEP specialist with Family & Medical Counseling Service, at our Anacostia/SE DC office for a conversation about HIV/AIDS prevention, medical assistance, and local resources.

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