Host Homes Needed for Refugee Families
Samaritas - New Americans
Seeking willing host homes for refugee individuals or families. Hosts would receive a few weeks’ notice if we receive travel notification for candidates in high need (single refugees, single moms, etc.) rather than putting them alone in a hotel where they are dependent on hot meal deliveries, etc. Other times, refugee clients already in Michigan may have a housing situation fall through or a crisis arise that requires them to seek immediate housing, and in this case the host home would be asked if they are willing to host the same day or the following day. Willingness to be on our list of possible host homes would not require agreement if contacted, if it is not a good match or timing. Please contact Vicki if you are interested at MAlga@samaritas.org
Must be 18+ years old.
About Samaritas - New Americans
2170 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48083, US
Our Mission: Serving people as an expression of the love of Christ. Our Vision: We connect people with families and communities, empower them to live their fullest life possible, and create a ripple effect of transformation. A social ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Samaritas is not just for Lutherans. The church has been meeting people’s needs since the early 1900s when a Lutheran "city missionary" arrived in Detroit to provide services to the poor. From the very beginning, Samaritas has reached out to individuals regardless of their religion, race, sexual orientation or ethnicity. The organization was incorporated as the Lutheran Inner Mission League in 1934. Today, Samaritas spans the state’s Lower Peninsula with more than 70 program sites in 40 cities. Samaritas diverse staff share a dedication to serving their fellow humans by doing the right thing, for the right reasons, every day.
Samaritas’ New American services help newly arrived refugees navigate their confusing and overwhelming first months in the United States. With the support of the U.S. Department of State’s Reception and Placement (R&P) Program, Samaritas - a partner agency of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) - provides newly arrived refugees from 15 different countries with the essential services and support they need to begin to rebuild their lives and take steps toward becoming U.S. citizens. Samaritas provides each refugee with the support to obtain self-sufficiency and become contributors to society within one year of arrival.