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.

Learn About Community Support

Through Samaritas’s 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 Famliy 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.”

Learn About Adoption

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.


The Season of Lent
Written by Grand Rapids Chaplain, Rebecca Ebb-Speese This year, the entire month of March will be in the season of Lent. We traditionally look at the season of Lent as the six weeks of preparation for Holy Week with a focus on Jesus’ suffering and death. It is a time of... Read More
Washtenaw Community College HSW Festival (Career Fair)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
We want you to join the team! Samaritas is partnering with Washtenaw Community College participating in their HSW Festival (Career Fair) on April 13, 2017 from 12 pm - 3:30 pm. Come on out and speak with a Samaritas representative to learn about all the great opportunities Samaritas... Read More
Kalamazoo College Recruiting Expo
Kalamazoo, Michigan
We want you on our team! Samaritas is partnering with Kalamazoo College for their Career Expo on April 11, 2017 from 3-6 pm. Come out and speak with a Samaritas representative to learn about all the opportunities Samaritas has in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area! Kalamazoo College Hicks... Read More
How to Keep Your Mind Active
Keeping a healthy and active mind can be a challenge as you age. Here are a few tips to help keep your mind sharp! 1. Repeat what you have learned. When you want to remember something you’ve just heard, read, or thought about, repeat it out loud or write it down. That way,... Read More