Testimonials

The Proclamation
The Proclamation
When City of Farmington Hills Councilwoman, Theresa Rich, approached Mayor Kenneth Massey about Proclaiming May 7th as Michigan Foster Care Awareness Day in the City of Farmington Hills, he immediately said, “Absolutely!”  That’s when we learned that Foster Care... Read More
Family Center
Family Center
In partnership with Wayne County, The Samaritas Family Center offers emergency shelter for homeless families. We welcome: two-parent families, single mothers or fathers with children and pregnant women. Watch this latest testimonial to fully understand the impact this center has on so many... 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
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
Sandy's Service
Sandy's Service
My name is Sandy. I began my journey with Samaritas in 1990 serving some of our most vulnerable citizens with disability support. My work is close to my heart serving as a friend and caregiver.    I’ve  learned to go with the moment and have fun to enhance... Read More
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
Ivy's Story
Ivy's Story
My name is Ivy. I was born on Jan 15 2017, and met my parents on Jan 19 2017. I was born to my birth mom and met my parents through foster care. From the day my foster parents picked me up, I never left them. We just didn’t know that would be the case. I can’t remember life before... 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
Testimonials from Our Resident Council
Testimonials from Our Resident Council
Finding a place to call home in your later years can be a hard task. Not only do you want a place you feel safe and secure, but you also want a place where you can thrive and stay busy. Our Resident Council shares their testimonials on why they chose Samaritas. “Seventeen years ago I... 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
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