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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Operation Ukraine Humanitarian Mission
Day 10
The Ukrainian refugee children and mothers were taken to the local immigration office to register with the local authorities and apply for temporary protected status. The People and Deeds team took some of them to the pharmacy to fill some immediately needed prescriptions. In the early... Read More
2022 Foster Care Town Hall Takeaways
Full Recording and Supporting Materials Available
      Samaritas leaders and the state’s foster care leaders participated in a frank discussion about what’s causing so many kids of color to go into the foster care system. Director Demetrius Starling, of the Michigan Department of Health... 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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