As most of you know, May is Foster Care Awareness Month! Each May we like to focus our marketing efforts to creating awareness of Foster Care and ultimately recruiting foster parents! This year, our campaign is Say YES To Foster Care!
Thank you to those who have submitted their photos for our Photo Campaign!
How to submit your photo:
  • Take a photo (with your partner, kids or alone) holding up a blank piece of paper or poster board. Your caseworker may have a poster board with them on your next home visit and be able to assist.
  • Think of a word to describe your Foster Care journey. Say Yes to _____________.
  • Submit your photo and word here.

It's that easy!! Thank you for helping us spread the need of foster parents!
Share Your Story
Social media is a great place to share your Foster Care journey with a large group of people. We encourage you to make a post in May about Foster Care; how you got started, why you got started, and the importance of Saying YES to Foster Care. Use our hashtags #SayYestoFosterCare and #SamaritasFosters, and tag us so we can see it!
May 7 is Foster Care Awareness Day. Will you wear purple the first week of May to help us spread awareness? If you claimed a free Say Yes to Foster Care t-shirt, this would be a great opportunity to wear it!

Take a photo of yourself, with your family, office or group of friends wearing purple and post it to your social media! Don't forget to tag us and use #SayYestoFosterCare. Thank you for helping us spread awareness.

If you are or know a business owner, think of putting up a poster, flyers or changing your lightbulbs purple for the month of May! Here is a flyer on more ways of getting involved.
Are you following us on Social Media?
Follow us on these social media platforms for a lot of activity in the month of May. Engaging with our posts helps them be seen by a larger audience.
Casting Call
We are looking for foster parents to help us create TikToks and be featured on our page. Interested? Apply here.
Samaritas is hosting a virtual Foster Care Town Hall on May 19 at 11 a.m. to offer the community a realistic look at what's going on in Michigan's foster care system.

Michigan foster care experts like Demetrius Starling and Kim Reese will join us to underscore why more people should get licensed to be foster parents, and why licensed families of diverse ethnicities are desperately needed.

This free virtual event will also explore the perceived disparities of care for children of color and what foster care leaders are doing to solve the issue.

For more information and to register, click here.