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

Aug
21

Foster Care Orientation - Lansing

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 aerwi@samaritas.org

All orientations are held at the Samaritas Lansing Office: 1545 Keystone Ave. Lansing, MI 48911

Aug
23

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 aerwi@samaritas.org All orientations are held at the Samaritas Jackson Office: 729 W. Michigan Ave. Suite #200 Jackson MI 49201
Aug
23

Foster Care Orientation - Kalamazoo

Provide a safe and loving home to children by becoming a foster parent with Samaritas. Register for orientation by contacting Patty Nikolich at 4341 S. Westnedge Ave. Suite 2000 Kalamazoo, MI 49008

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News

Sean de Four - Fox 2 Detroit
Father's Day is the appropriate time to evaluate what it means to be a father, and what it means to be a man in today's world. Having good, positive male role models throughout one's childhood is a key component to finding the answers, said Sean de Four, vice president of child... Read More
Samaritas & Charter Schools: A Perfect Partnership
By Sam Beals This year we are finally moving into an area that I have long believed is a natural mission for Samaritas: charter schools. Why is this a priority? Because our dedication to helping every person who crosses our path achieve their full potential includes youth between the ages... Read More
Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.
“Be afraid. Be very afraid.” So said Geena Davis’s character in the 1986 version of The Fly. No, she wasn’t talking about the predominant driving force behind much of our current public discourse, but it would be easy to apply her prescient words from decades... Read More
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