Refugee Foster Care Information Session (11am-1pm)

Refugee Foster Care Information Session (11am-1pm)

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Join our free, online information session to learn about refugee foster care, the licensing process, and ways you can make a difference.

About this event

This Refugee Foster Care program - operating through SE, Central, and parts of West Michigan - serves children and teens who flee from war, violence or persecution in dozens of countries. By the time they come to the US they’ve been separated from and often lost contact with parents and other family members who can care for them and have often suffered great traumas – and they’re not even 18 years old. Some of these youth will need a temporary home to stay in while we work to unite them with their families. Others will need a family to welcome them into their heart and home long-term while they build a new future in our communities.

Could you make a difference in the life of a refugee youth?

If you have a loving heart and safe home, you can provide care and opportunity to a refugee youth – no international experience or previous foster care license/experience required. And Samaritas works with anyone regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

Join us for a free information session to learn about refugee foster care, the licensing process, foster care expectations, and the next steps. This is meant as an opportunity for you to learn more, be curious, and ask questions, and is not a commitment to foster. RSVP at least 24 hours before the event for Zoom info.

Can’t be a foster parent right now? There are many ways to support the youth we work with, including mentoring and tutoring or by renting a room to older youth transitioning out of foster care and to independence.

We’d love to hear from you! Send us an email at with any questions or to learn more.