Each night in DC, more than 12,000 of our neighbors have no place to call home. And today, more than 30,000 are unemployed. At Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington, we help those with the greatest needs in our community to help themselves. One step at a time, we empower them to make positive changes in their lives.
Come to Samaritan Ministry’s Fall Gala and Auction for an evening of music, drinks, good food, and good friends. We are celebrating another successful year of our signature program the Next Step Program – with our gala, Stepping Out in Faith.
Samaaritan Ministry of Greater Washington is getting ready to launch a monthly support group for those who are infected and afftected with HIV/AIDS in the greater Washington area. Please click here to find out more!
At the 2014 Episcopal Diocese of Washington Convention an informal emergency meeting was held focusing on the District's critical shortage of emergency shelter for the homeless.
As a result of the unrelenting near-constant polar vortex filled winter, the D.C. shelters are struggling to keep up with the demand, with is compounded by the insufficient supply of affordable housing within the District. In an unprecedented move, the local government is placing families in hotels in MD and on the floors of recreational facilities. (link to story)
Posted August 1, 2014 - 10:16am by smgwcommunications
With twenty years of experience, Annette Carver lead caseworker at the Northwest office has had eighty five success stories including individuals and families. Her path to SMGW began with a motivation for community development. Annette worked at SMGW Southeast and Northwest simultaneously. She quickly became an influential affiliate to the Next Step program, and the Empower the Homeless campaign. Read more »
Throughout the last year, Samaritan Ministry has increased its adult education offerings. Since January, a combined 15 participants have graduated from three Pre-GED class sessions. This new program, developed and implemented by SMGW Program Director, Tracy Pindell, provides vital skills for individuals preparing to take a GED class.
Pre-GED instructor, Ms. Irene B. Shelton, graciously donates her time and knowledge for each session allowing Samaritan Ministry to provide this service for our participants. She teaches students basic English and math skills that are a necessary pre-requisite for students to enroll in GED classes. Read more »
During our annual Next Step Breakfast, on May 22 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, the Rev. David B. Wolf, executive director of Samaritan Ministry, spoke of the life change that occurs for all who partner with Samaritan Ministry. Read more »
Samaritan Ministry now offers a series of pre-GED courses to those participants hoping to pursue their GEDs or to refresh their existing knowledge.
Irene Shelton, the volunteer instructor of the sessions, is currently retired, but has taught GED classes for 13 years and continues to do so part-time. She is excited to be teaching reading comprehension and basic math skills and says, “I enjoy teaching adults because when adults come back to school they come with a purpose, motivated to learn.”