Samaritan House

Helping Our Neighbors in Need



"Now about brotherly love we do not need to write to you, for you have been taught by God to love each other."

1 Thessalonians 4:9

Our Vision

Samaritan House will be recognized in the community as the Heart and Hands of Christ.

Our Mission

Samaritan House is a community service organization devoted to serving individuals and families within our community by recognizing their needs and mobilizing the means for dealing with those needs so that suffering can be relieved, dignity preserved, and love shared.



Serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

Galations 5:13-14

Samaritan House is Open!

Food orders will be taken over the phone. You'll be notified when your order can be picked up, and you will receive pickup directions. Volunteers, wearing gloves and masks will pack your order and bring it to your vehicle. Your order will be loaded into your vehicle for you.

If you are not feeling well, or are not able to pick up a food order, give us a call at (586-336-9956) during business hours and we will discuss how we can get groceries to you.

Business Hours

Tuesday, 10am-6pm
Wednesday, 10am-6pm
Friday, 10am- 4pm

Help us feed our neighbors by donating online via PayPal! Your donation can be made in memory of or in honor of a family member, friend or other special person or group.

Shopping at Meijer, Kroger or Amazon can turn into cash for Samaritan House!

As a Thrivent Financial member, it's easy for you to help Samaritan House. You can request that Samaritan House be the recipient of Thrivent Choice Dollars

Matching Grants

Samaritan House receives matching grants from:

  • Pfizer Foundation

  • Consumers Energy Foundation

Please participate in these programs if you are able.

"Volunteers are not paid...not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless." ~Unknown

Macomb Homeless Coalition and Lakeshore Legal Aid Are Here to Help!

If you have received a court summons complaint or judgment for unpaid rent after March 1, 2020, help is available through Macomb Homeless Coalition at (586) 213-5757. There is an application that needs to be printed and emailed. If you need help with this, please feel free to call Samaritan House.

Lakeshore Legal Aid is offering FREE legal services in Macomb County. Apply online at michiganlegalhelp.org or call their hotline at 888-783-8190.

Thank You Shelby Township!

Thank you Shelby Township residents for your generosity! Thank you Supervisor Rick Stathakis and Clerk Stan Grot, who accompanied the delivery of donations and presented them to Executive Director Kathy Wojcik. Thank you to the police officers and township employees who unloaded five carloads full of food and personal care products donated by the residents of Shelby Township! We are amazed and humbled by your generosity!

Meijer Simply Give is Back!

Easter Will Be Here Soon!

Help hungry families celebrate Easter by buying an item from the list above, and then bringing it to Samaritan House no later than March 5th.

We also are accepting $25 food gift cards to Meijer, Kroger or Sheena's Marketplace so the families can buy a meat of their choice for Easter dinner.

Thank You Austin West, Eagle Scout!

Thanks to Austin West for painting our lobby as his Eagle Scout project! He is pictured above with Executive Director Kathy Wojcik and his Scoutmaster.

Samaritan House Celebrates 19 Years of Making Change!

Making Change Coordinator and Samaritan House Trustee, Jan Lerch, is proud to announce that area businesses that display the Making Change canisters last year raised more than $5,051. Samaritan House uses the proceeds to provide emergency food, clothing, shelter, and utility assistance to local individuals and families facing hard times.

On the 19th anniversary of the Making Change Campaign, we wish to thank all the area businesses that make this program a continuing success. The success of this program would not be possible without the support of area businesses and communities.

Special thanks to our volunteers who collect the cans: Don Allen, Nancy Gregory, Peggy Gresham, Jan Lerch, Christine Patrick, and Tim & Margaret Trublowski. On behalf of the people we serve, thank you!

Volunteers Needed

Because of COVID-19, many of our volunteers with preexisting conditions have not returned to volunteer. We are in need of volunteers, especially at the reception desk and supervisors to interview clients. Commitment to volunteer is once per week for a four-hour shift.

We also need help on the fourth Wednesday of each month to unload food shipments that we receive from Macomb Food Program. Deliveries take place at 9:15 a.m. There are 150 boxes to unload, and each box weighs approximately 30 lbs.

If you have a heart for helping others, please call Judy at (586) 336-9956. Please note: Each shift of volunteers must complete a health survey and wear a mask at all times.

Angels Corner

This month we recognize the following for a special effort flowing from a special heart. This month's Samaritan House Angels are:

- Volunteer of the Month, Kathy
- Austin West, Eagle Scout
- Four County Community Foundation
- Citizens of Shelby Township

Thanks to Kathy, our volunteer of the month!

Kathy, stepped forward to join Samaritan House soon after the COVID-19 pandemic began. She has continued to volunteer throughout the pandemic, and we couldn't be more grateful for her dedication and hard work.

Kathy wanted to give back to the community after she retired. She found a place at Samaritan House. She says that Samaritan House "allows me to help others who are in need." She can be found restocking shelves at every break in the action!

Thanks to Kathy and all our volunteers who make our mission work possible!

Thanks to Four County Community Foundation!
Four County Community Foundation granted Samaritan House $500 through it's Women's Fund to benefit a local woman in need. We are honored to received this grant and to use it to help a special woman. Thanks!

Thank You Volunteer Drivers!

Thanks to our volunteer drivers, who deliver groceries to homebound, local residents twice per month. We are very proud of this program, which served 31 people in January!

Thank You Volunteers!

We salute the true hearts and hands of Samaritan House - our volunteers. With only three part-time employees, the incredible work accomplished here for our brothers and sisters is done because of the kindness and love of many volunteers that give of their time every month. From putting out loaves of bread and meeting with clients, to stocking the shelves, sweeping the floors and fixing the doors, our volunteers are the BEST! God bless you!

To join our wonderful team of volunteers or for more information, please call Judy at 586-336-9956.

In January, Samaritan House...

  • provided food to 247 members of 117 families.

  • delivered food to 31 homebound clients.

  • helped a family of three with clothing.

Also...

  • $765 was spent for a family of four to assist them with shelter.

  • $7,600 was spent on food to stock our pantry to feed our clients.

  • 36 volunteers donated a total of 719 hours to our mission.

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