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 Substance Use Disorder Forum on October 11
Many Michigan communities are struggling with the fallout of Substance Use Disorders (SUD). Even worse, the Detroit Free Press reported in July, “Overdose deaths in Michigan increased more than 16% between 2019 and 2020.” In the Samaritas SUD Forum, experts will explore some of the... Read More
Help Afghan Refugees
The departure of the United States from Afghanistan created an unprecedented need for resources to support them. Samaritas, one of Michigan's largest faith-based health and human services agencies, is gearing up to welcome hundreds of Afghan refugees in the next 6 to 12 months. The... 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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