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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Community Impact

164,986 Hours of At Home Service
1,361 Foster Youth Served
459 Adoptions


Housing Site Bid
Samaritas is accepting bids for a 50+ residential facility located in the Grand Rapids area needed to lease. Current licensed facility preferred. Ability to install fire suppression system required.. Please email Cynthia Williams, Director of Refugee Services at cwil2@samaritas.org if you... Read More
Samaritas Audit and Tax Services Bid
Samaritas is requesting quotes for audit and tax services for the 2021 - 2026 calendar years. Please email Cyndie Szczur, Director of Finance at cszcz@samaritas.org if you are interested in bidding. All inquiries must be received no later than August 10, 2021. 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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