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Help Families Stay Intact!

Through Samaritas’s Family Preservation programs, we seek to guide parents toward creating a satisfying, nurturing home life for the entire family, to keep children in their natural setting with their biological parents.

Samaritas provides a continuum of services through our family preservation programs. Focused on the strengths of the family, we guide families toward keeping children safe in their own home.

In a grassy field, a foster mother is smiling while knelt down to hug her child in a Michigan park as they celebrate his matched adoption through foster careHome-Based Services

In Calhoun County, Samaritas staff work with families to make changes that resolve a situation where a child has an emotional disturbance. Services can include counseling for individuals, couples or the entire family; play therapy; advocacy; respite and psychiatric care and more. For more information, please see service overview under Behavioral Health.


Serving Barry, Calhoun, Eaton, Ionia, Kent and Wayne counties, this program makes community connections, increases natural supports and helps with budgeting and education toward keeping families together.

Families First of Michigan

Serving Kalamazoo, Barry, Muskegon, Allegan and Ottawa counties, our family reunification services start when a family welcomes a child home after being removed in a dire situation. We offer counseling and guidance on the matters that are essential to maintaining a healthy family life, including budgeting, education and home management.

Family Reunification Program

In Cass, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph counties, this intensive, home-based intervention program focuses on a family’s strengths to resolve problems. The goal is family self-sufficiency.

Families Together Building Solutions