News & Updates

January 4, 2019
85 years of serving those in need!

Who are we?


Be the rock that creates the ripple by creating your own ripple at Samaritas!


A non-profit, human services organization that serves over 40 cities in Michigan's Lower Peninsula with more than 80 programs, including adoption; foster care; independent, assisted living and rehabilitation centers for seniors; skilled nursing centers; refugee resettlement and employment services; subsidized housing; and services for the homeless and developmentally disabled.

Samaritas is the largest faith-based non-profit human service organization in Michigan and provides assistance for all people in need regardless of religious affiliation, age, or national origin.

We walk with those in need!


Refugee services, Foster care, Adoption, Senior care, Affordable housing, Family preservation, Therapy services, In Home Care, and Person's with Disability Services.

Samaritas Impact!

What Samaritas Means to Michigan

The Blind Ride

LSSM Story

About Samaritas

Samaritas creates communities of service. We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions.

A social ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Samaritas is not just for Lutherans. The church has been meeting people’s needs
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  • Hosting a #refugee family or individual while they try to get their lives back on track is one of the most practical, life-enriching experiences a welcoming community can create for people who find themselves in a crisis situation. DM @wearesamaritas to get involved today! #refugeeswelcome #refugees #refugeecrisis #home #temporaryhome
  • We're still holding the top spot for the @communityfinancial "Thumbs Up for Charity", but we need your help to keep us there! Don't forget to keep voting for @wearesamaritas until end of day Friday! - LINK IN BIO
  • “If we went back, they'd take the kids. If we have land, houses, they were already gone. We didn't want to go back.”
~ Riobert Amani, #Congolese #refugee - photos by @detroitnews LINK IN BIO
  • LINK IN BIO: "One thing almost every person desires is the ability to live independently while remaining connected to a community of friends and peers. For some, this goal is easily attainable; it’s just the natural flow of life. For adults with intellectual and developmental #disabilities (IDD), however, this goal is not so easy to achieve." ~ @grbj
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8131 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48214
1,001 to 5,000
Samaritas website
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Careers website
Princess Story
The Blind Ride
Samaritas Impact
Why I Work With Seniors
LSSM Rebrands To Samaritas