You’re not alone if you’re horrified by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And with the Taliban retaking control of Afghanistan, people are being forced to flee their country with no place to go at a record pace. Unfortunately, this type of aggression is nothing new to the thousands of families, many of which are women and children, who annually flee from their homeland because they are in danger of being persecuted. Samaritas and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service have taken the lead in resettling New Americans and their families and is currently looking for assistance in supporting refugees coming to Michigan.

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Bringing together generations while getting an education
Wood TV8
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD)-Samaritas has been working with Grand Valley State University to welcome a new innovative program that is bringing generations together. It is being called the intergeneration experience which is open to students at Grand Valley State University who are studying... Read More
1 year after evacuation, Afghan refugees find home in Michigan
Detroit Free Press
DETROIT FREE PRESS - Shirzad is one of an estimated 76,000 Afghan refugees evacuated by the U.S. following the Taliban takeover last August. For those who were able to evacuate, the past year has been a whirlwind of temporary housing until they found a permanent home in the states. Shirzad, 28,... Read More
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The Fessenden Family

This is the story of 6 siblings who found their forever family through Samaritas adoption and foster care :)

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