With the Taliban retaking control of Afghanistan, people are being forced to flee their country with no place to go at a record pace. As the U.S. armed forces rapidly withdraw from Afghanistan, more than 18,000 Afghans who served alongside us are in grave danger and at risk of retaliatory attacks from the Taliban. 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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164,986 Hours of At Home Service
1,361 Foster Youth Served
459 Adoptions


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Thrivent presents The Sandwich Generation Playbook Moderated by WOOD Radio Morning Host Steve Kelly  It's tough being in the middle of everyone's problems. If you're in that situation, please click on the icon below to watch a recording of a recent webinar related to... Read More
Red Wings announcer Ken Daniels to lead substance abuse forum
WXYZ - By: Amanda Allie
Experts considered substance abuse a public health crisis long before the COVID-19 pandemic even began. Fast forward to October 2021, and the problem is growing -- with first-time users getting even younger. Right here in Michigan, 30,000 teenagers meet the criteria for substance abuse.... 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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