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.

Learn About Foster Care

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.

Learn About Family Preservation

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.


Finding love in the most unlikely places
There are so many "what if's" in life, they make one think about how the cards did or didn't play out in their love life. Two couples at Samaritas Senior Living that got their happy ending, despite all the wild cards and complications thrown their way. Read the whole story on... Read More
Refugees in Troy: President Trump has the wrong image of Islam
Niraj Warikoo , Detroit Free Press
The administration of President Donald Trump has warned that too many Muslim refugees have been let into the U.S. Trump is trying to stem that flow with an executive order signed last week that halts all refugees with exceptions for religious minority groups in foreign countries, such as... Read More
Showing Love
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, we at Samaritas want to share a different way of thinking about love. In the work we do every day, we exhibit love for another person’s journey through life. We see loving care from staff to client. We experience dedication in the trenches,... Read More