Ken needs a home and help with addiction. Margaret, grieving her motherís death, needs a home and a job. A handout isnít enough; they need a hand up. Samaritan Ministry works with homeless, unemployed, or hurting neighbors to transform their own lives. At five locations, caseworkers coach participants to take small, manageable next steps toward their life goals. In home-like environments with telephones, computers, and high-speed internet, volunteers provide computer training, resume writing, and tutoring. Basic necessities like personal hygiene items, food, interview attire, email addresses, phone numbers, and Metro cards are provided. Intensive, personal training transforms unemployed individuals into job- ready employees. Samaritan Ministry aids anyone in need, regardless of religious affiliation. Last year, more than 300 volunteers gave 15,731 hours to support over 1,800 people taking their next step. You can be part of the journey.