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Detroit’s Samaritas is a faith-based nonprofit health and human services agency. It serves more than 20,000 people statewide and works to help children find loving families through family preservation, foster care, and adoption programs and services. It offers resettlement services for refugees and resettlement homes for the homeless, women exiting the prison system, and victims of human trafficking. It also helps senior citizens find independent living options and offers affordable living residential communities for seniors, families, and those with developmental disabilities. Samaritas started when Lutherans moving to the U.S. from Germany and Scandinavia in the 19th century helped others, especially fellow immigrants, find food, clothing, and jobs. The group was incorporated as the Lutheran Inner Mission League of Greater Detroit in 1934.


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