Samaritas Services for Persons with Disabilities

We connect families with the resources they need to help their loved ones lead lives full of purpose and self-determination. We empower people with disabilities to have a voice in their own care and become involved members of their communities. We transform lives through person centered care, individualized disability care and support, and deep, meaningful connections with caregivers.

Our community-based residential programs are tailored to fit the needs of each person who calls them home-from those requiring 24/7 care or to individuals who are more independent.

We serve individuals with developmental / intellectual disabilities (DD /ID) including individuals with autism, down syndrome, mental illness and other DD /ID diagnoses. This support is achieved by providing a licensed home and care for individuals or by providing community living support services in a person’s own home. We have multiple locations throughout the state where we are able to arrange these services and supports, including disability services in Bay City, MI, community living services in Grand Rapids, MI, group homes for disabled adults in Michigan, and other support services for disability clients. We also assist individuals in maintaining independence within their own homes. By providing support services for disability clients on a daily or weekly basis, we have the ability to see first-hand when they have physical/emotional/ mental deterioration and address the issues so independence isn't threatened.

We also work on skill-building with clients to improve ADLs, socialization, communication, and community skills. We integrate our clients into local community activities in order to be among other community members and participate in activities of their choosing. Our disability care and support is both personalized and proactive to ensure we’re providing the best possible support services for disability clients.

Persons with Disability Services

Phone: (231) 722-2400
Bay  ♦  Gladwin  ♦  Midland  ♦  Muskegon  ♦  Saginaw  ♦  Scottville


Lansing, MI

  • Community Mental Health Departments
  • Department of Health & Human Services
  • Multiple counties across the state



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  • Life Skills Development
  • Activities of Daily Living Management
  • Case Management Liaison
  • Family Support
  • Transportation
  • Medication Administration
  • Individual Service Planning
  • Structured Activities
  • Community Integration
  • Program Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Advocacy Services
  • 24-Hour On-Call Support
  • Respite
  • Person-Centered Care
  • Group homes for disabled adults in Michigan
  • Housing for Developmentally Disabled Adults in Michigan

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Support Direct Care Workers

When a Michigan resident experiences a mental illness or developmental disability, they should be able to hire the help they need to ensure their safety and wellbeing. But right now, they can’t.

In today’s tight labor market, it is difficult to find a Direct Care Worker, whether you are looking for care for yourself, a loved one, or hiring an employee for your agency. This leaves our state’s most vulnerable residents at risk.

Our coalition proposes a General Fund appropriation of $127.0 million in FY 23 which would increase the average starting wage rate in the behavioral health system to approximately $18.00 per hour. That’s what many entry-level jobs pay across the state right now and is the least we can do to compensate our Direct Care workforce.

With significant amounts of GF dollars and pandemic-related federal funding available to the state right now, Michigan has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to address the long-standing direct care workforce crisis in a meaningful and sustained manner.

Let’s reach out and make it happen!

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