Samaritas was awarded the state funding through the Family First Prevention Services Act. The in-home programming allows children to stay with their families when there is concern of abuse or neglect flagged by Child Protective Services.

To address the nearly 14,000 foster youth in Michigan needing temporary homes, Samaritas, one of Michigan’s largest faith-based health and human services nonprofits, was awarded more than $16 million in grants to further support our family preservation services across 11 counties, including Barry, Calhoun, Eaton, Genesee, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Muskegon and Wayne.