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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Samaritas Raising $430K To Support Afghan Refugees
CBS Detroit
(CBS DETROIT) – A little help can go a long way for families seeking asylum, and Samaritas is one local organization spearheading the effort to resettle Afghan refugees. “Help to serve this very special group of Afghan refugees, especially with so many of them helping us in... Read More
Samaritas establishes Afghan Refugee Network
WBKB 11 - Fox
LANSING, Mich. – One Michigan organization is helping afghan refugees resettle throughout the state. Samaritas, is a human service organization that is dedicated to transforming communities and families. The result of the crisis in Afghanistan prompted the non–profit to create... 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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