Samaritan Ministries of Greater Washington

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~The STRIVE program “is especially tailored to meet the needs of women and men with multiple barriers to employment, including folks who are unemployed long-term, formerly incarcerated, disconnected youth, recovering addicts, public assistance recipients, veterans, homeless, and/or those who are working on the edge of poverty.”
~The program includes Attitudinal and Job Readiness Training, Occupational Skills Training, Case Work and Supportive Services, Job Placement, and Follow-Up and Retention.
~The STRIVE program lasts 3 weeks and is offered every other month at the Skyland Workforce Center at 2509 Good Hope Road SE, Washington, DC 20020.
~To get started, contact Miss Deirdre Duffy at [email protected] or (202) 793-2141.

~Pre-GED Classes “allow students to continue their education with the goal of receiving a Certificate of High School Equivalency.”
~Pre-GED courses are offered for 6 to 8 weeks each.
~Sessions are composed of “English and grammar from 10-11 AM and math from 11 AM-12 PM, with a break in-between.”
~Classes are free and open to everyone. Students must be at or near the 8th grade reading level/ know the basics of reading and writing.
~To get started, contact Annette Carver, Lead Caseworker, at

~They offer “career attire and other clothing” to men and women
~After scheduling an appointment, participants can “design an outfit that is appropriate for job interviews and the first day of work”
~They specialize in men’s attire but recommend services such as Suited for Change and Dress for Success for women.
~To make an appointment with a caseworker, click here for a listing of their offices and write an email.

Case Management
~The STRIVE program “includes two years of follow-up with graduates. This includes career counseling, support and referral services.”
~Dedicated caseworkers follow up with participants on a case-by-case basis.

HIV/AIDS Resources
~Samaritan Ministries hosts spiritual retreats for individuals living with HIV/AIDS
~Spiritual retreats serve both men and women.
~Many participants are in “recovery from drug/alcohol addiction,” “have formerly been incarcerated,” or have “limited incomes and/or are homeless.”
~Click here to read about their 2018 retreat.
~Samaritan Ministries also provides “burial assistance funds for DC residents who were HIV+ or diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and had less than $800 in liquid assets.”

Northwest DC Office (202) 722-2280
1516 Hamilton Street NW, Washington, DC 20011

Southeast DC Office (202) 889-7702
1345 U Street SE, Washington, DC 20020

Arlington/Northern Virginia Office (703) 271-0938
2207 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204
Open Tuesday-Thursday

Church of Our Savior/Silver Spring Office (301) 439-5944
1700 Powder Mill Road, Silver Spring, MD 20903
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 1pm

Last Updated: 07.26.19

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