Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington
WISH LIST: $100: 2 face-to-face visits with a trained case worker; $500: 5 months of internet access for 3 offices; $1000: all services for 1 participant for an entire year
More than 20 years ago, 12 Episcopal Churches in the DC metro area committed themselves to a simple idea: they could do more together than they could separately to help those in need. Today, Samaritan Ministry is a community partnership of more than 45 area churches — all working one-on-one with homeless and low-income individuals as they build new, independent lives. Through the Next Step program, caseworkers help participants take small, manageable steps toward their goals. At three non-residential service centers, individuals meet regularly with their caseworkers in a supportive job search environment complete with telephones, fax machines, and high-speed internet. Volunteers provide aid in obtaining health care, food assistance, interview attire, and the small but critical necessities: an email address, phone number, or Metro card. Spiritual retreats and support groups are available for those living with HIV/AIDS, as well as a burial assistance program for grieving families. Samaritan Ministry aids anyone in need -- regardless of religious affiliation. Last year, volunteers helped over 1,100 people take their Next Step. You can be part of their journey.
1516 Hamilton Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
202-722-2280 ext 318