Testimonials

Coming to America
Coming to America
My name is Benedicte. I fled my home with my two children and only the clothes on our backs. We went to Togo to seek shelter, not knowing what to do or what will happen to us. After five long years of living in a refugee camp, taking one day at a time, my children and I finally arrived in... Read More
The Keberlein Story: Foster Care and Adoption
The Keberlein Story: Foster Care and Adoption
On December 2, 2015, we sat down with Lisa and John Keberlein to discuss the process and importance of foster care and child adoption. "​The people that we worked with were phenomenal. They held our hands when it was tough and helped us navigate through this entire process, so I... Read More
Don and Joe
Don and Joe
My name is Josephine. My husband Don & I moved into Samaritas in June of 2014. We were both in good health  but well into our 80s, and we knew the time would be coming when we would need permanent plans. We heard about Samaritas and came for a tour. After that, we decided... Read More
Ivan: ​A Little Taste of Hope
Ivan: ​A Little Taste of Hope
In this short film, we follow Ivan as he takes us through his life growing up in Michigan - up until he first arrived at Samaritas Senior Living, Traverse City. This heartwarming piece is a reminder to all of us that life is just too short, and every day should be treated as a precious... Read More
National Adoption Day 2018
National Adoption Day 2018
The number of new #adoption families was so large for #NAM2018 that Wayne County 3rd Circuit Court in #Detroit had to move their hearings into an auditorium :) #ClickOnDetroit Read More
Family Center Love
Family Center Love
The attached pictures and information below highlight Samaritas' Impact on a family who recently stayed at the Family Center. We’ve removed all names to respect their privacy... "In the latter part of 2018 we provided shelter to this single mom with four minor... Read More
Samaritas Fosters A Future
Samaritas Fosters A Future
James DeMoines, 23, grew up in a turbulent household. One of six children of two mentally ill parents, life at home was violent and unstable. “Things were always hectic at home. My mom was bi-polar and abused drugs and my dad was violent toward my mom and us kids. But the situation was... Read More
Myrt's Triumph
Myrt's Triumph
Amazing If You Try JULY 2011 Sharing in Life “My family gets together every July 4th for a reunion,” explained 87-year-old Myrtle “Myrt” Moerdyke. “The past three years, I wasn’t able to get into my son’s swimming pool because I couldn’t... Read More
​Precious: From Foster Youth to Certified Nursing Assistant
​Precious: From Foster Youth to Certified Nursing Assistant
This video highlights Precious' journey from former foster youth to Certified Nursing Assistant! "This is the best agency! They're very helpful through anything, whether it's college, high school or just talking on a regular day basis. I would recommend anyone to switch to... Read More
From Foster Care to College
From Foster Care to College
How ETV scholarships help children succeed at secondary education
Malaysha White had the end of childhood in sight when everything for her family fell apart. A high school senior at Cass Technical with college on the horizon, White’s world turned upside down when her mother to fell into a deep depression and her father spiraled downward with his... Read More
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