Ged & Alan Youngman

Samaritas Refugee Resettlement

Refugees are people of all ages who are forced from their own countries by war or political unrest and who cannot return for fear of persecution because of their race, ethnicity, religion or political affiliations. Many spend years in refugee camps before they are given permission to enter the United States. They arrive with little more than the clothes they are wearing.

Refugees come here seeking protection and a chance to build a new life. They are eager to learn, to work and to become productive contributors to society. As they become settled, they build businesses, create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, fuel the economy and strengthen the tax base, enriching their communities.

Largest Refugee Resettlement Agency in Michigan

As the largest refugee resettlement agency in the state and fourth largest in the nation, Samaritas has resettled thousands of people from dozens of countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Central and South America. Samaritas has been the Michigan affiliate of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service since the 1950s. In 2002, Samaritas became the Michigan affiliate of Episcopal Migration Ministries as well.


How can members of St. Philip’s help?

We are collecting household items for refugees that are being housed in Oakland County. Please bring items (either new or in good condition if used) to St. Philip’s. There will be donation boxes in the hallway. 

Items needed for the kitchen:

· Kitchen utensils

· Silverware

· Set of dishes and glasses

· Cooking pots, frying pans,  tea kettle

· Kitchen towels, dish clothes, tablecloth

Items needed for the Bedroom:

· Sheets, pillow cases

· Blankets or comforters

· Alarm Clock

· Pillows

· Bath Towels, hand towels, wash cloths

Items needed for the Bathroom:

· Shampoo, soap and toiletries

· Laundry detergent

· Shower curtain and hooks

· Bandaids and antiseptic cream

For more information on Samaritus and the services they provide, check out their website at  For questions or more information on donations, please contact Ged or Alan Youngman at (248) 609-5357.


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