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


January Series at Calvin College

The January Series at Calvin College cultivates deep thought and conversations about important issues of the day in order to inspire cultural renewal and make us better global citizens in God's world. Presentations at Calvin College: A Time to Speak: Addressing Justice and...

Be The Rock Celebration Dinner

A major milestone in the life and spirit of Samaritas is coming up in 2019. We want you to join us for our dazzling Samaritas 85th Anniversary Dinner Celebration where you will be asked to “Be the Rock that Starts the Ripple of Transformation” in our community. With your support, we...

2019 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon

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...


Be The Rock
Over the last 84 years, Samaritas has benefitted many Michigan communities through our work for, and dedication to, seniors, children, families, New Americans and more. Some of this work includes providing seniors with programs and services from memory support to home care to safe, affordable... Read More
How to Deal with Foster Care Programs
There are many things that you should keep in mind when looking to become a foster parent in Michigan. One of these considerations is how to deal with programs that will be setting up the fostering in your home. While some training and assistance programs will be better than others, all of them... Read More
Common Behavioral Issues with Children
If you are considering visiting foster care agencies in Michigan, first consider the types of behavioral issues that children can have. These issues can be especially prevalent in children who do not have stable homes or families, as these kids have likely been through a lot of negative and... Read More
Important Things to Know about Fostering
There are many things to keep in mind if you are considering becoming a foster parent. Children may be afraid of you, they may not want to open up to you, they may have behavioral issues, or they may be angry and aggressive. In addition to the below advice, consider visiting foster care agencies... Read More