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2018 Gala: Celebrating the Future Together
July 27, 2018

Celebrate with us the good work of Samaritan Ministry's participants and volunteers, and the future we are making together! Join us to:   

  • Laugh and enjoy an evening with Good Friends
  • Honor an Outstanding Participant & Volunteer
  • Win a wide variety of new and favorite items in the Live & Silent Auctions
  • Taste delicious Hor d'Oeuvres and Buffet
  • Drink a Toast with great wine, beer and non-alcoholic options!

5k success!
June 14, 2018

“I had never participated in a 5K before,” says Doris Warrell, SMGW’s Development Director, “but even soaking from the rain, we all achieved our goal!”

Holy Impact
June 01, 2018

How does the Holy Spirit inspire our mission to make a holy impact in this world?  When we think about social impact we typically think more about how we “help” others, less about how the helping changes us disciples. Yet that change may be as important and impactful as the other – or so I would suggest!

Our Neighbors: Returning Citizens
May 29, 2018

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.

Meals on the Move
July 13, 2018

Samaritan Ministry is proud to provide Walking Food to participants in need. Many of our participants are homeless and/or have no place to prepare meals that require cooking. Other participants come to attend our 3-week, 6 hour-a-day STRIVE job readiness training and need sustenance to get them through the day!

How much do you know about homelessness?
July 13, 2018

On a typical night in Greater Washington, 10,480 of our neighbors are homeless. While this is a 6% decrease from 2017, homelessness is still a reality for far too many of our neighbors.

Summer interns!
June 14, 2018

Samaritan Ministry is pleased to welcome Alya Simoun (inset) and Eduardo Umana (pictured right in center) as this summer's development interns!

"I just finished my first year of undergrad at the University of Massachusetts Amherst,” says Alya. “I am pursuing a double major is Journalism and Sociology. I’m very excited to engage in my passions through remote social media work with the SMGW this summer!"

'One of the Best' Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy
June 06, 2018

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy! As it celebrates its 16th Anniversary Serving the Greater Washington Region, the Catalogue for Philanthropy is Proud to Honor Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington.

Southeast for Southeast Volunteer Initiative
May 29, 2018

Every month across our five locations Samaritan Ministry hosts about 50 regular program volunteers as Front Office Coordinators (FOC), Computer Mentors and Resume Writers. We are fortunate to have three "on call" substitute volunteers for emergencies in our Northern Virginia and Northwest DC.

Unfortunately, we have no regular substitutes for our Anacostia/SE DC office. Gloria Ducker (FOC), Naima Harrison (Lead Caseworker), Sy Jones (Volunteer Manager), and others have been working together since March to launch a new initiative to strengthen the Anacostia/SE DC office.

City Year Volunteers: Giving Back
April 19, 2018

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.

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