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

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.

Children's Books

We love to give books to 0ur clients' children. Having a book to take home encourages them to keep reading. Please bring books appropriate for children of all ages to Samaritan House.

Furniture Donations

Call our office during business hours and we will post your item(s) on our bulletin board for those in need of furniture.

You're Invited!

Members of the community and of our sponsoring churches are warmly welcomed to Samaritan House's Open House, to be held from 10-1 on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Samaritan House, 62324 Van Dyke.

We are so much more than a food pantry! Come and learn about all that we do! Refreshments will be served.


We would like to extend a warm welcome to the Rev. Darcy Lawson at St. John Lutheran, Romeo, and congratulations to Father Daniel at St. Paul's Episcopal, Romeo! We look forward to working with you both to support those most vulnerable in our community.

Participate in our Thanksgiving Drive!

Last year, we provided Thanksgiving baskets to 210 local families, ensuring that these food-insecure members of our community had a holiday meal to gather around. This year, we anticipate serving more than 200 families once again, and you can help!

To get involved, see our Thanksgiving Drive Needs listed below. Items are due to Samaritan House, 62324 Van Dyke, Washington, 48094, NO LATER THAN NOV. 1st. Items can be dropped off during our business hours of Tues, 10-6; Wed, 10-6; and Fri, 10-4.

We also seek $25 gift cards to Meijer, Kroger or Sheena's Marketplace so that families can purchase a meat of their choice for Thanksgiving. Gift cards are also due Nov. 1st.

Thanks to the community and our sponsoring churches for the continued support of our Thanksgiving Drive!

Take a Virtual Tour of Samaritan House!

Please note: If you are interested in volunteering in the pantry at Samaritan House you must be at least 14 years old, and you must be willing to commit to working a 4-hour shift. Click for more information and other ways to help.

Many thanks to Autumn VanFleteren for creating this video.


Angels Corner

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

- Robert Drake Insurance Co.

- Angelo & Sandra Di Donato

- David & Dorothea Schmidt

- Macomb Finance Dept. employees

- Target Corporation

- Lola & C Latreille

- Preceptor Delta Beta

- St. Paul's Episcopal Romeo Community Garden

Thank You Volunteers!

We salute the true hearts and hands of Samaritan House - our volunteers. With only four part-time employees, the incredible work accomplished here for our brothers and sisters is done because of the kindness and love from 90 plus 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! Bless you.

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

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

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