family is everything


A partnership of Samaritas and Wayne County, offering emergency shelter for homeless families. We welcome: two-parent families, single mothers or fathers with children and pregnant women.

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We believe that no matter your budget, everyone deserves a beautiful, comforting place to live. For people on a fixed income, with low or no income, Samaritas offers affordable living in Michigan thanks to our HUD-subsidized communities.

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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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Samaritas staff work with families to make changes that resolve a situation where a child has an emotional disturbance. Services can include counseling for individuals, couples, or the entire family. 

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Our community-based residential programs are tailored to fit the needs of each person who calls them home-from those requiring 24/7 care or to individuals who are more independent.

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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.

Upcoming Events

Feb
21

Kalamazoo Foster Care Orientation

Join us to learn more about becoming a foster parent! A 2-3 hour orientation will give you all you need to take the next steps! RSVP to Patty Nikolich, at 269-270-7150 or pniko@samaritas.org. Our office address is 4341 S. Westnedge Ave. Suite 2000, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.
Mar
2

Troy Foster Care Orientation

Provide a safe and loving home to children by becoming a foster parent with Samaritas. Register for orientation by contacting Renee Yancy at (313) 269-7895 or jtayl2@samaritas.org. All orientations are held at the Samaritas Troy Office: 2170 E. Big Beaver Rd. Ste. B , Troy, MI 48083 (We are...
Mar
7

Grand Rapids Foster Care Orientation

Join us to learn more about becoming a foster parent! A 2-3 hour orientation will give you all you need to take the next steps! Grand Rapids Office:  207 E Fulton St    Grand Rapids, MI 49503      Contact:  Trina Kent, MCJA Resource Family...
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News

Vesna and Edin
Our names are Vesna and Edin. Our journey with Samaritas began in 1995 when we resettled from Bosnia and Herzegovina as refugees through Samaritas. One year later, we were given the opportunity to help other immigrants through Samaritas’ refugee program. Although both of us received... Read More
Coming to America
My name is Benedicte. I fled my home with my two children and only the clothes on our backs. We went to Togo to seek shelter, not knowing what to do or what will happen to us. After five long years of living in a refugee camp, taking one day at a time, my children and I finally arrived in... Read More
Laura's Journey
My first day of work with Samaritas was July 5, 1988. I had just graduated from WMU with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. I was connected to the foster care director in Grand Rapids regarding job opportunities. The rest is history, as they say, and 30 years later, I am still part of... Read More
Ivy's Story
My name is Ivy. I was born on Jan 15 2017, and met my parents on Jan 19 2017. I was born to my birth mom and met my parents through foster care. From the day my foster parents picked me up, I never left them. We just didn’t know that would be the case. I can’t remember life before... Read More
2019 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon
Detroit, Michigan
Take the first step towards your New Year's resolution and run for reason with Samaritas Team Ripple Effects. Register today and select "Samaritas" as your charity of choice and receive discounted pricing on all races! You don’t have to be a Marathon... Read More
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