family is everything

Samaritas has been providing services for children and families since 1934. Samaritas is Michigan’s largest private foster care organization, helping more than 800 children daily. Our experienced staff are passionate about their desire to help foster families create a better life for the children in their care.

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Through Samaritas Child and Family Services Division, we seek to build Community through three vibrant centers: Home and Community Campus Westland, House of Detroit and Community Center Saginaw.

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Through Samaritas’ Family Preservation programs, we seek to guide parents toward creating a satisfying, nurturing home life for the entire family, to keep children in their natural setting with their biological parents.

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Some 2,500 children in Michigan yearn for their “forever family” right now, and through Samaritas' Adoption program – Lutheran Adoption Services - you can help a child find a “life-long loving family.”

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building a healthy home

We all need a solid home base to help us grow to our full potential. If it takes a village to raise a child, it may also require a community to form a healthy family.

At Samaritas, we seek to empower families toward strength and wholeness. Our programs guide families along the path of staying intact, and when that is not possible, we help children find safe, nurturing alternative settings where they can flourish and thrive.


Samaritas is in the redemption business. The word redemption often brings two things to mind, especially at this time of year.  One is spiritual and the other is financial. The spiritual aspect of redemption has to do with the story of God loving creation so much that God chose to be... Read More
Resolving to do Better
As we prepare to flip the calendar to 2017, many people will resolve to do better. It’s a popular time of year to vow to lose weight or get in shape, to drink or eat less and donate or volunteer more. We see tons of articles every January about people’s resolutions that revolve... Read More
Social Justice is a Human Value
Our human services work at Samaritas is a daily fight for social justice for all people. We believe that all people are equal in the eyes of God, equally deserving of care and opportunity and life potential fulfilled as much as humanly possible. In this way, we are doing the work of social... Read More