About Us


OUR LOGO DEFINED

House:  The family of God joins together here.
Heart:  Love is shared here.
Arrows:  The impact of that love reaches beyond our doors into the community.
Foundation Stones:  Many churches working together to provide the foundation of this organization.

General Information

Samaritan House is a Michigan non-profit tax exempt organization existing to assist our neighbors and has been given 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service.  It is operated by sixteen Christian churches in the Romeo-Washington-Bruce-Ray, Macomb, Shelby, Armada area.  Support comes from the contributions of churches, businesses, civic organizations, and individuals that believe in and want to be a part of this work.  We welcome all as a donor, volunteer, or visitor.


Sponsor Churches

St. Paul's Episcopal, Romeo
St. Thomas Presbyterian, Shelby
Ss. John & Paul Catholic, Washington
Washington United Methodist, Washington
Woodside Bible Church, Romeo


Annual Report

History

For many years, St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church in Romeo provided services to the poor through the establishment of Romeo Community Service Center.  In 1994, St. Clement invited other Christian churches in the area to join them in this effort.  After several area churches accepted this invitation, a new corporation was formed in January 1995 under the name of Samaritan House.


Community Support

Financial support comes from many areas: sponsoring churches, private individuals, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Four County Community Foundation, VFW, Washington and Romeo Lions and Goodfellows, Romeo Kiwanis, Utica-Shelby Kiwanis, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Romeo Community Schools S.E.R.V.E. program, Vacation Bible Schools, and many other community organizations, schools and businesses.

As a 2014 member of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Samaritan House picks up food once a month to help stock our food pantry.  Additionally, we receive food donations from individuals, churches, schools and businesses.  We are recipients of the Can Do Food Drive and the Mail Carrier Food Drive in our area.  We receive food and baked goods from DTE Energy Garden, Gass Centennial Farm, Militello's Bakery, Target, Meijer, Jimmy John's, Westview Orchards, Verellen Orchards, Big Apple Bagels, Sheena's Market, Costco, Vince and Joe's Market, and Panera Bread.