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8131 E. Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48214
United States

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Monday 9 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 9 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 9 AM-5 PM
Thursday 9 AM-5 PM
Friday 9 AM-5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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For almost 90 years, Samaritas has served others as an expression of the love of Christ with programs to help Michigan’s disadvantaged families and individuals thrive. Samaritas is the state’s largest foster care and adoption organization with a full suite of family preservation programs and options like Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services to keep families together. Samaritas is one of the largest providers of refugee services, resettling families in from all over the world. Samaritas provides senior care and living communities with a full continuum of services including independent and assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing options within a faith-based family community. Samaritas is all about home, offering housing solutions for adults with developmental disabilities, homeless families and affordable living communities for those who qualify for HUD housing.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Specialized / Therapeutic Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

Parents can access the Michigan Foster Care Portal (MFCP), which is a tool that helps expedite licensure. The portal can track progress and list the next steps a foster parent needs to take. The MFCP also contains FAQs and helpful guides for parents.

In addition to online tools, foster families also receive some financial support. How much they receive depends on the child's age and needs. Parents may also be entitled to additional reimbursement that covers care costs.

Plus, foster families can access many local and state-wide support organizations and advocacy groups. These groups provide resources, answer questions, and are happy to help form connections between foster parents.

Your foster care agency is always there if you have questions or concerns. Their goal is to ensure the child's well-being and assist parents through the fostering process and beyond.

Another path you might want to consider is co-parenting with the birth parents. The end goal in most foster cases is to reunite a child with their parents or primary caregiver. You'll work with the birth parents anyway to set up visitations, and co-parenting can make your job easier.

Working further with the birth parents can also make the entire fostering process less stressful for a child. They won't feel as if they have to "choose" between homes and families.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

2.5 / 5
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Nick Meyers
Jul 28, 2023

We have a home study finalized already and have reached out to three different Samaritas locations numerous times over the past 2 months. They say they will call and NEVER DO.

It’s appalling and disgusting to have such a low urgency in some an important situation. You have a family wanting to help and won’t call anyone back.

We contacted a difference agency and the SAME DAY they responded. They also found this situation quite saddening. Get it together.

Rating: 1

jesse scorpio
Jul 07, 2022

My wife has been working at one of your locations for 5 years. yet there is a nurse manager that has been racially profiling her for a while and local managers are not doing nothing about it .She has been a long term nurse for this company but she is still being harassed.i will be filing a complaint with the state of michigan nursing board to address this situation.

Rating: 1