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

Samaritan House will be closed for Christmas and New Year from December 21st - January 4th.

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 or call their hotline at 888-783-8190.

Thanks to an anonymous donor for the gifts for our families!

An anonymous donor brought wrapped, small appliances to Samaritan House to distribute as gifts to local families in need this Christmas! Thank you!

Merry Christmas from the
Samaritan House Family to Yours!

2020 has been a challenging year, for all of us. But it has been our privilege at Samaritan House to continue to serve Northwestern Macomb County and its most vulnerable families and children during this time.

I want to thank you, our community and sponsoring churches, for the outpouring of support we have experienced, as we pursued our Christ-centered mission work in 2020. Your support has enabled us to continue to provide food, utility shut-off assistance, and shelter assistance to our neighbors in need during a challenging time.

Blessings on your holidays as you celebrate with loved ones! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Kathy Wojcik
Executive Director
Samaritan House

Sharing Tree Makes the Season Jolly

Even in these uncertain times, we will held our Christmas Sharing Tree program in 2020, as we have every year since our founding 25 years ago. This program ensures that low-income families in Northwestern Macomb County have gifts under the tree every Christmas and the makings for a Christmas dinner.

Thank you to the Romeo Goodfellows for supplying food gifts cards to our clients in Washington, Romeo and Bruce; we could not continue this program without the support of the Goodfellows. Thank you to Chris & Diane Smiles for their tireless efforts on behalf of the Sharing Tree Program in these difficult circumstances. We also thank Four County Community Foundation for its ongoing support, including a $2,500 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Youth Fund in support of 2020 Sharing Tree, and St. John Lutheran for generously allowing us to use their facility. Thank you to all who donated to Sharing Tree! Your support made it happen!

Meijer Holiday Simply Give
Thank you to Meijer, and all who donated, for your support!

Debby's Dollar Customers Donate $3,000 to Samaritan House

Thanks to the customers of Debby's Dollar, who collectively donated $3,000 to Samaritan House over a period of two weeks. We are grateful for the generous community we live in, especially the continued support of Debby's Dollar owners, Jim and Debby, and its customers. 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, Kim
- Debby's Dollar
- Carsyn Boggio

Thanks to Kim, our volunteer of the month!

Kim has a long history with Samaritan House, first joining the organization as a volunteer in 2009. She became event coordinator and organized fundraisers and served in that role until 2013. Now she is back, with extra time on her hands because of COVID-19, and serving as a volunteer supervisor. We're glad to have her expertise and bright smile! Thanks, Kim, and to all our volunteers who continue to serve during this critical time.

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 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 November, Samaritan House...

  • provided food and essential items to 163 families.

  • delivered food to 31 homebound clients.

  • distributed 168 boxes containing the items needed to prepare a Thanksgiving meal, as well as a food gift card to purchase a meat of their choice.


  • $4,174 was spent on food to stock our pantry to feed our clients.

  • $131 was spent for personal care items for clients.

  • 38 volunteers donated a total of 546 hours to our mission.

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