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.

Buy tickets for Fashion & Food at the Orchards on June 9th, 1-4pm.

Get a copy or give as a gift!

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.

Tax Season is Here

Our annual free income tax preparation program begins Saturday, January 26th and continues on Saturdays through April 13th. Appointments are necessary.

Contact Samaritan House at or 586-336-9956 to make an appointment or for more information.

Fashion & Food at the Orchards!

Our Annual Fashion, Flowers and Food Fête has gotten a new name and found a new location. Westview Orchards, at 65075 Van Dyke, Washington, MI, is graciously hosting Fashion & Food at the Orchards!

The event takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2019. It will feature a fashion show with clothing and accessories from T.J. Maxx and jewelry from Premier Designs! The afternoon includes an assortment of light appetizers, desserts, wines and beverages provided by local businesses, as well as unique merchandise available for purchase. A tasting of Westview Orchards' wines will be available.

Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased at Samaritan House, 62324 Van Dyke, Washington, MI 48094, or online by using the Fashion & Food Tickets button at the left.

For more information, or to volunteer, email or call (586) 336-9956.

Serving Our Community

Let us tell you a story about our work. The days were growing shorter, and winter was approaching. Jeff needed a kidney transplant and all Jeff and Shara's money was going to medical bills. One chilly autumn day, "I went to turn on my furnace and it refused to work," Shara wrote.

Shara sought help from Samaritan House. After talking with our leadership, Samaritan House took the steps to repair the couple's furnace. The family could then prepare for the cold months and to celebrate Christmas.

This is what Samaritan House does day-in and day-out. We step into the gap to help your neighbors with critical needs like emergency food, shelter and utility assistance. Samaritan House is here to stay. We will continue to be here, doing God's work of feeding the hungry and providing utility and shelter assistance.

We invite you to join our Christ-driven mission of goodwill and charity by donating or volunteering! Our work is possible because of the dedication of community supporters like you. Thank you to all who support our work. God bless you!

Joyful Heart Cookbook Makes a Wonderful Gift!

The Joyful Heart cookbook, celebrating 20 years of community involvement, volunteerism, and of course food, is available at Samaritan House or online! This unique cookbook, based on a 1939 Out of Vermont Kitchens cookbook, showcases the individuality of each chef by asking that each recipe be submitted in their own handwriting and include their sketches and/or comments.

Call or email Samaritan House to get your copy, or buy online!

586-336-9956 or

Our sincere thanks to Meijer for sponsoring our cookbook!

Angels Corner

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

- Christina Muir-Murphy/Roth-Muir Funeral Home

- Venture Global Engineering Foundation

- Pro Line Asphalt Paving

- The Mitt.TV

- Sam Previti

- The Trublowski Family

- Douglas Wozniak

- Karen Banish

- All who attended the Pasta Dinner

- All who volunteered for the Pasta Dinner

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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