Samaritas needs your help to support thousands of unaccompanied refugee minors migrating from Central America to escape war, famine, poverty,
gang violence and human trafficking.

You could help reunite a child with their family in the US today by visiting
Indoor, in-person nursing home visits now permitted in all counties
Samaritas was front-and-center when news broke in Grand Rapids about the new public health order allowing loved ones to return for indoor, in-person visits at nursing home in all counties. Valarie Cook appeared in a WZZM-TV interview to share what Samaritas Senior Living Grand Rapids is doing to respond.

Samaritas is scheduling out visits in advance and monitoring visits to ensure indoor, in-person protocols are followed, including:

  1. a limit of two people per person
  2. a negative COVID-19 test
  3. a temperature check
  4. a mask and
  5. a six-foot distance.
24/7 Access to Doctors and Nurses at Samaritas Senior Living
Samaritas and Theoria Medical's new partnership brings 24/7 telemedicine access to physicians and nurse practitioners, and in-person visits six days a week at
Samaritas Senior Living Grand Rapids and Saginaw.
Easter Basket Drive
Donate Funds, Fun or Food

  • Support the children and families we serve with a monetary donation at and designate the Good Samaritan Fund.

  • Create and donate a complete Easter basket for children ages 0 - 18 using any of the items listed

  • Donate non-perishable food to help provide a family in need an Easter dinner

Drop-Off Period

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. and 4 p.m.


8131 E. Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48214

2080 Union Ave SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Approved Basket Items

  • Easter Basket / Easter Pail / Reusable Easter bag
  • Grass Filler
  • Wrapped Easter Candy: peeps, chocolate bunnies, candy eggs, small bags jelly beans
  • Plastic Easter Eggs with wrapped candy
  • Easter books
  • Egg dye making kits
  • Individual hand sanitizer
  • Easter mask
  • Bubbles
  • Coloring books
  • Crafts
  • New small stuffed animals (bunny, chick, etc.)
  • Playing cards / small games

Non-perishable Dinner

  • Canned vegetables
  • Boxed potatoes
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Instant Rice
  • Boxed brownies or cake for dessert
  • Grocery store gift cards (Meijer, Kroger, Walmart)
Giving is Just a Text Away
We are excited to announce our new text-to-give option. Now, when you text, you start a ripple of positive change for so many in your community. Impact Starts with you!

Text “Samaritas” to
(855) 450-0515 and help us support those we serve today!
Thrivent Choice Dollars
“I’ve come a long way from being that angry little girl. Mary and Tom gave me a home, love, and the support I needed to be who I am today. I’m happy, going to school, and ready to make it on my own. And I know they will always be there for me.”

-Foster Youth, Sarah
Samaritas is grateful for the wonderful partnership we share with Thrivent Financial and its members, like you. Your generosity enables us to meet present needs, and help us meet the growing demand for our services supporting children, families, refugees, people with disabilities, individuals struggling with addiction, families in need of emergency and affordable housing, and seniors.

As a Thrivent member and friend of Samaritas, you may be eligible to direct your Thrivent Choice Dollars to help even more vulnerable children, families, and individuals in need. The deadline to designate your 2020 Choice Dollars is March 31, 2021. 

Click on the "Choose Samaritas" link or call
800-847-4836 to learn about your giving options through Thrivent Financial Choice Dollars. 

Thank you for your continuous support of Samaritas and the 20,000 lives we impact each year. Together, we created so many ripples of hope and provided life-changing services for so many throughout Michigan.
Thrivent and Samaritas understand estate planning can be intimidating and worrisome. It’s why we’re teaming up to host a virtual town hall to help answer questions you may have about the estate planning process and how to leave a legacy you can be proud of.

Visit to register.

Upcoming Foster Care Orientations

APR 08 Mid Michigan

Make a difference in a child's life today! Register for our virtual Foster Care Orientations happening all month long.