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.

«July 2018»

Upcoming Events


Foster Care Orientation - Troy

Provide a safe and loving home to children by becoming a foster parent with Samaritas. Register for orientation by contacting Claudia King at (313) 269-7895 or  All orientations are held at the Samaritas Troy Office: 2170 E. Big Beaver Rd. Ste. B , Troy, MI...

Backpack and School Supply Drive for Foster Kids

Please bring items to any front desk at Samaritas Senior Living locations, Community Center Saginaw, OR to New Holland Brewing’s Pub on 8th in Holland or The Knickerbocker in Grand Rapids. Collection dates are between July 23 and August 6. We are hoping...

Foster Care Orientation - Jackson

Provide a safe and loving home to children by becoming a foster parent with Samaritas. Register for orientation by contacting Aleah Erwin at (517-230-0810) or All orientations are held at the Samaritas Jackson Office: 729 W. Michigan Ave. Suite #200 Jackson MI 49201


Samaritas Fosters A Future
James DeMoines, 23, grew up in a turbulent household. One of six children of two mentally ill parents, life at home was violent and unstable. “Things were always hectic at home. My mom was bi-polar and abused drugs and my dad was violent toward my mom and us kids. But the situation was... Read More
Customer Service with a Smile
People First, Quality Service, Innovation, Communication, Stewardship. These are the Samaritas core values that reflect the spirit of customer service. The team at Samaritas Senior Living thank you for recognizing the sincerity and dedication of the staff... Read More
Celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Month
A volunteer is defined as “a person who voluntarily offers themself for a service or undertaking and without pay.” We have had the privilege to see a more personal view of the meaning of the word volunteer. A volunteer is not defined by age,... Read More
Benefits of Volunteering
Volunteers are always needed, whether it be large scale operations or small community events. Many volunteers reap rewards that go beyond a monetary value. Besides the satisfactory feeling of contributing to your community volunteering has been linked to many health and social... Read More
Thinking Globally, Building Locally
As we launch into our 84th year of serving people as an expression of the love of Christ, we at Samaritas are enthusiastic about the additional opportunities we will have in 2018 to connect with the most vulnerable in the communities we serve throughout Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. It will... Read More