News

Winter Warm-Up
January 27, 2017

woman with blanketOur annual winter warmup was held January 27, 2017, and more than 30 volunteers, staff, participants and their families participated!

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, staff and participants, were were able to provide a warm ethnic meal for all, which included curry chicken, vegetarian maqluba and friend rice.

The House Is Open!
September 15, 2016

What a party! We had a fun evening celebrating the integration of Samartian Ministry and STRIVE DC at the September 14, 2016 Open House at the Perry School (the newest Samaritian Ministry location).

SMGW + STRIVE = A Match Made in Heaven
August 16, 2016

SMGW Executive Director Rev. David B. Wolf (left) and Leon A. Samuels Jr., Deputy Director for Program (right)

Great news! In August STRIVE became a component part of the Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington’s innovative Next Step approach to positive life-change. Together we share in enabling participants, women and men from across the metropolitan area, opportunities to be part of an effective and proven workforce development program as well as the Next Step Program's process of setting and reaching life-changing

Change Agents recognized at SMGW Annual Meeting
January 24, 2017

On January 24, Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington held its Annual Partners Meeting: a time to recognize and reflect on our accomplishments during the past year; solidify our leadership team; and provide an overview of new programs. More importantly, this was the first Annual Partners Meeting since our merger with STRIVE in August 2016!

By far the highlight of the evening was the opportunity to engage our partners directly with the Next Step Program! Two of our Intern Caseworkers, Kathleen Roark and Tiara Lamberth, spoke about their experiences in providing direct service as Intern Caseworkers; and our Senior Case Workers and employment trainers discussed some of the challenges and opportunities they experience in helping participants meet their goals.

SMGW Joins in Responding to Hate with Love
November 14, 2016

As many of you already know from news accounts, on Saturday night one of SMGW’s partner parishes and satellite sites – Church of Our Saviour, Silver Spring – was desecrated by an act of hate. Scrawled on a sign for the church’s Sunday service in Spanish and on a wall of the church’s memorial garden were the words: “Trump Nation. Whites Only.” As a result, our faith community, led by our Bishop Marianne Edgar Budde, and several other clergy leaders including the Rev. David B. Wolf, our Samaritan Ministry's executeive director – stood in solidarity with our Latino brothers and sisters at Our Saviour at their Sunday afternoon mass. Inspired by words from Fr. Francesco Valle and Bishop Marianne Budde that, as Christians, our response to hate is love – we g

Announcing our 30th Anniversary Gala Honorees!
October 21, 2016

Peggy Beers

Samaritan Ministry is pleased to announce this year's honorees.

2016 Compassionate Samaritan Award - for extended and exceptional service to SMGW
Ms. Peggy Beers
St. Patrick's, DC

Yolanda Jeter2016 Outstanding Participant Award - for outstanding achievement as a SMGW participant
Ms. Yolanda Jeter
NW office

2016 Outstanding Partner of the Year Award - for exceptional sharing of their collective time, talent and treasure as members of the Partner Council

Buy your gala tickets today!

 

The NW office conference room set to receive preGED students
Pre-GED Class: Getting Prepared
July 21, 2016

Throughout the year, Samaritan Ministry offers free Pre-GED class sessions. Developed and implemented by SMGW, these classes provide opportunities for participants to improve vital skills as a pre-requisite to enroll in GED classes, employment skills or everyday English and math skills. Students gain confidence in the material at hand and develop vital skills before starting GED coursework.

Instructors graciously donate their time and knowledge for each session allowing Samaritan Ministry to provide this opportunity free of charge to our participants. 

SMGW satellite office staff
New Satellite Office in Silver Spring
July 10, 2016

Welcoming participants and volunteers Tuesday's from 9am-1pm is Samaritan Ministry's newest satellite office at the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, 1700 Powder Mill Road in Silver Spring.

Thank You for Taking Your Step Along the Way
November 02, 2015

A peek into our 2015 Fall Gala and Auction!

Empower the Homeless 2015: Community Walk on May 30th
June 15, 2015

      Saturday, May 30th brought together a group of individuals fiercely devoted to change. Some with signs in hand and all with dedication in their hearts, approximately forty people, eight partner parishes, and even four loyal dogs came together for the Empower the Homeless Community Walk.

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