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.


Making Families Whole
Foster care is not a permanent move to separate children from their biological families. Our best case scenarios involve remedying situations that lead to children being removed from their parents’ care, and working with children and parents to reunify the family. Samaritas has two... Read More
Think About Birth Parents
Parents who have children in foster care play an important role in their children’s lives, but we are sometimes hesitant to give them information about their children. As we continue to talk about trauma that our kids have experienced, we also need to think about the... Read More
Running For Home
On October 14th, 15 kids who desperately want to find a family to love them and stand by their side for the rest of their lives will put their best face forward and hope that some of the people attending the Forever Home Run will be interested in bringing them home. The family... Read More