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.

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Operation Good Cheer
WZZM 12-08-18
This Christmas gift-giving program, sponsored and coordinated by Child and Family Services, Inc. State Office, began in 1971 by individuals who wanted to make a difference in the lives of children who reside in foster care. Recipients include infants, children, teenagers, and adults with... Read More
National Adoption Day 2018
The number of new #adoption families was so large for #NAM2018 that Wayne County 3rd Circuit Court in #Detroit had to move their hearings into an auditorium :) #ClickOnDetroit Read More
Everyone Needs A Family
The Oakland Press
By Diana Moore, Executive Director of LAS When you left home for college or to enter the work force, did you ever call your parents for advice? Go home to do laundry or for a handmade meal? The answer is likely yes because when most people turn 18, they are not quite equipped to be a... Read More
LAS Adoption Orientation
Provide a safe and permanent home to children in foster care by becoming an adoptive parent with Lutheran Adoption Service. Register for orientation by contacting Gabriella Nabozny at 248-663-8133 or gnabo@lasadoption.org.  All Orientations are by RSVP only. If none are... Read More
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