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

Dec
12

Grand Rapids 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! Grand Rapids Office:  207 E Fulton St    Grand Rapids, MI 49503      Contact:  Trina Kent, MCJA Resource Family...
Dec
19

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 pniko@samaritas.org. Our office address is 4341 S. Westnedge Ave. Suite 2000, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.
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News

Bobbie Jo & Lance
Volunteers Bobbie Jo Kenyon and Lance Miller at Samaritas Senior Living of Grand Rapids won the 2019 Group Volunteer of the Year Award from LeadingAge Michigan! Bobbie Jo and Lance have taught Academy classes (including the technology class pictured below), helped with events,... Read More
Kelly Esman
Congratulations to our Director of Nursing at Samaritas Senior Living of Cadillac, Kelly Esman, for winning the 2019 Shining Star Award from LeadingAge Michigan! Kelly has been with Samaritas since November 2018 and additionally hosts BSN students from Baker College for their... Read More
Lee Riedl
A big congratulations goes out to Lee Riedl for winning the 2019 Individual Volunteer of the Year Award from LeadingAge Michigan! Lee is a volunteer at Samaritas Senior Living of Grand Rapids and does whatever is asked of her - from helping with big events, spending time with... Read More
Family Center Love
The attached pictures and information below highlight Samaritas' Impact on a family who recently stayed at the Family Center. We’ve removed all names to respect their privacy... "In the latter part of 2018 we provided shelter to this single mom with four minor... Read More
Myrt's Triumph
Amazing If You Try JULY 2011 Sharing in Life “My family gets together every July 4th for a reunion,” explained 87-year-old Myrtle “Myrt” Moerdyke. “The past three years, I wasn’t able to get into my son’s swimming pool because I couldn’t... Read More
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