If you or your family are in need of emergency housing, medical help, or any other local resources, Michigan 2-1-1 may be able to help. With access to more than 30,000 statewide programs and services, 2-1-1 representatives connect you with the proper resources and assistance that will keep you safe in the event of an emergency.

If you suspect abuse or neglect of any child or adult, contact MDHHS at (855) 444-3911 any time of the day or night. This toll-free phone number allows you to report abuse be assigned for an investigation.

If you are someone in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement program (BPCI) who is in crisis and needs direction, dial (313) 573-4841.

For Refugee Foster Care medical emergencies or if you are a foster parent who needs to report a missing child, please call (517) 256-6620.

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affordable living

At Samaritas, we believe that no matter your budget, everyone deserves a beautiful, comforting place to live. For people seeking housing on a fixed income, Samaritas offers affordable living in Michigan thanks to our HUD-subsidized communities.

senior living

Samaritas Senior Living offers retirement living for seniors in Michigan with 18 communities throughout the state. Whether you want independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory support or rehabilitation therapy, you'll find a community to fit your needs.

at home

We help senior adults and others who need temporary or ongoing help to live independently. We provide services to those who need a little help to remain in their homes. We also help people of all ages with physical limitations, developmental disabilities or mental illness.

new americans

Samaritas has been the Michigan affiliate of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service since the 1950s. As the largest refugee resettlement agency in the state, Samaritas has resettled thousands of people from dozens of countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Central and South America.


Through Samaritas’s Adoption program – Lutheran Adoption Services - you can help a child find a “life-long loving family.” Every child needs love, shelter and guidance. These most basic of provisions are missing for some children, and the older the child, the more dire the circumstances, especially when they come from an abusive or neglectful situation.

foster care

Samaritas has been providing services for children and families since 1934. Samaritas is Michigan’s largest private foster care organization, helping more than 800 children daily. Our experienced staff are passionate about their desire to help foster families create a better life for the children in their care.

persons with disabilities

Samaritas has many services for individuals with physical or developmental disabilities or both. We manage properties where individuals bring in caregivers and also have group home sites with our 24 hr. staffing.

family preservation

Through Samaritas’s 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.

building communities

Through Samaritas Child and Family Services Division, we seek to build communities through these critical services: The Samaritas Family Center, Substance Use Disorder Services, Behavioral Health and Disability Supports.

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At Samaritas, we are here to help you and your family in the event of an emergency.

Dial 2-1-1 to speak with a representative 24/7. If you experience problems dialing 2-1-1 call (800) 552-1183.