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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Upcoming Events


Grand Rapids Marathon

On your mark, get set, RUN….for a reason! Samaritas is looking for runners to join the FIRST EVER Team Ripple Effects in the Grand Rapids Marathon and we want to team with you. All runners who join Team Ripple Effects will receive a running shirt to wear the day of the...


Opioids Destroying Families
Report Details Hardest Hit Michigan Areas For Opioid Use Detroit, Grand Rapids had most drug-related overdose deaths By Ken Haddad - ClickOnDetroit A new report offers a look inside Michigan's opioid addiction crisis. A statewide assessment, completed by the Dept. of... Read More
Forever Home Run
Date: October 13, 5k at 9am and 1k Dress-Up Dash at 10:15 Location: Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church To Benefit: Children and families served by Lutheran Adoption Service specifically in the following ways… Sponsorship Opportunities Post-Adoption in home therapy Support... Read More
ArtPrize - Rock Scavenger Hunt
ArtPrize in Grand Rapids – September 2018! Our Samaritas seniors and foster youth in Grand Rapids are busy helping artist, Erick Picardo, create a painting which will be printed as a beautiful mosaic on river stones.  Here's where YOU come... Read More
Be The Rock Celebration Dinner
You are cordially invited to “Be the Rock that Starts the Ripple of Transformation” in our community by joining us at our “Be The Rock” Celebration Dinner. With your support, we can continue to meet the growing needs of children, families and seniors in Michigan... Read More
U of M vs. WMU Tailgate
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Whether you’re a Wolverine or a Bronco, Samaritas invites you to cheer on your team at the Samaritas Nation tailgate party in the Champions Lot at Michigan Stadium East Parking Lot in Ann Arbor. Join us for a day of food, football, games and most importantly helping to spread ripples of... Read More