Above: Participants, guests and volunteers enjoy hospitality, games, crafts, and a visit from Santa at this year's Christmas party in Northwest DC.
With Crushed Spirits, What Inspires People to Change?
For Michael Hood-Bey, recipient of our 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award (pictured on the left with Rev. David B. Wolf), and so many more participants at Samaritan Ministry, it’s a sense that they can do ANYTHING with support from SMGW staff . That sense is instilled through the rigorous compassion, expert coaching and close collaboration that all define the Next Step Program. Read more.
2018 Christmas Parties:
Joy Inspires
Part of our ministry is to provide opportunities for participants to celebrate the season and our community together. These family-friendly events each have their own unique activities, yet all share in crafts, music and wonderful food. They also share in giving. Participants with children up to age 12 are able to shop (for free) from among new donated toys, while participants receive donated gift cards for children 13-17. Participants without children receive gifts cards. More on Facebook!
Congratulations Faye on
Your New Job!
Faye, one of our Next Step participants at the Silver Spring office, stopped by for her Thanksgiving food bag and also to get a little computer help applying for the benefits that come with HER NEW JOB! Congratulations Faye! She is pictured (left) in her uniform for her full-time job as a health aide at Kingman Farms. Also pictured is Kathy Staudt (right), our Lead Caseworker at the office. Click here to read more about Faye's journey and successes.
Celebrating the Future Together: Our 2018 Gala!
What a fun and successful evening we had at this year’s Gala on Saturday, November 3 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. We raised over $80,000! Our awardees were Michael Anthony Hood-Bey (Outstanding Achievement Award), St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (Outstanding Partner Award), and Tom Bauder (Compassionate Samaritan Award.) Click here to read more.
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More than a third of Samaritan Ministry's participants lack food security. Our supply is not enough to meet the needs of all participants -- click here to discover how you can help.
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