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.

«May 2019»
  • It Takes a Purple Village

    It Takes a Purple Village

    May is foster care awareness month and for the second year in a row, Samaritas is “painting the town purple” in honor of this special month.  In addition to focusing media relations efforts and advertising messaging on this month, Samaritas foster parent recruiters will be using stickers, spray chalk and lawn signs to get the word out about how it “takes a purple village” to make sure foster kids get the safe, loving home they deserve and the support they need to be successful in school, with relationships and in life.

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Upcoming Events


Troy Foster Care Orientation

Provide a safe and loving home to children by becoming a foster parent with Samaritas. Register for orientation by contacting Renee Yancy at (313) 269-7895 or All orientations are held at the Samaritas Troy Office: 2170 E. Big Beaver Rd. Ste. B , Troy, MI 48083 (We are...

Kalamazoo Foster Care Orientation

Join us to learn more about becoming a foster parent! A 2-3 hour orientation will give you all you need to take the next steps! RSVP to Patty Nikolich, at 269-270-7150 or Our office address is 4341 S. Westnedge Ave. Suite 2000, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.

Jackson Foster Care Orientation

Join us to learn more about becoming a foster parent! A 2-3 hour orientation will give you all you need to take the next steps! 729 W. Michigan Ave. Suite #200 Jackson MI 49201 Contact:  Tara O’Kelley, BHS Resource Family Development Cell: (517) 230.0810  Office:...


Local Families Encourage Others To Foster
"Go to an orientation, learn about foster care, and make a difference in these kids' lives." Thank you Chris and Anna McCollum for being the rock that starts the ripple! @WNEMTV5news #SamaritasFosters #NFCM2019 #ItTakesAPurpleVillage Read More
A Family's Incredible Journey
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - With Mother's Day right around the corner, WOTV 4 Women is proud to celebrate moms!  We caught up with two very special women through our friends at Samaritas, Janelle and Megan Beimers are sisters-in-law, and have a very special story to share about... Read More
WZZM - Helping Refugees Resettle in Michigan
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) - Samaritas has been a leader in refugee resettlement in Michigan for many years now.  As they work to welcome refugees to our area, they wanted to build a broad coalition of other like-minded organizations and companies that also see the value  in having a... Read More