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’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.

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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.

Stinkin’ Thinkin’

Written by Saginaw Chaplain Susan Hand

“Do not be conformed to this world…but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” Romans 12:2

Keeping our mind active is important for our overall health. But the way we think actually determines how we live and who we are. That’s why we need to think about what we’re thinking about.

Are you thinking about life-giving things or that which tears you down? It’s called stinkin’ thinkin’ if its tearing you down. Renewing our active minds is an ongoing process. Every day we need to take time to study the Word so we can purposely think according to what it says which is life-giving. God wants the very best for us. When we think about those things that tear us down, it keeps us from the best God has for us. I’m not saying we have to be perfect with this, but we need to make progress each day so we can keep our mind renewed and grow in our relationship with God.

One practical way we can accomplish this is to have a think session every day. Just sit down and say, “I’m going to think about some things on purpose.” Then spend some time thinking about scriptures that renew your mind with the truth about what God says – about His love for you, His plan for you, how He wants you to live and behave... I want to encourage you to write some of them down and put them places where you will see them every day, like the bathroom mirror or your TV.

If you will commit to set your mind on God’s Word, renewing your mind with truth and getting stinkin’ thinkin’ out of your way, then you will experience the fullness of new life that we can all have in Christ. All it takes is a little more progress one day at a time.

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