Samaritas House Detroit

Samaritas House Detroit


Samaritas House Detroit, also known as Heartline, provides shelter, food, and a supportive environment for women involved in the corrections system, homeless, and/or transitioning out of a drug rehabilitation program. It is one of the 218 (45.5 percent) centers in the state with women-specific programming. The Detroit program is offered by Samaritas, one of Michigan’s largest faith-based non-profits, which began in 1934.


According to the facility’s website, each resident can receive counseling and support to help them gain self-esteem, confidence, independence, and discipline. The average stay at Samaritas House Detroit is 90 days.

Through the program, women can complete their GED, complete an incarceration period, find employment, acquire vocational training, and work on their sobriety. They also learn to budget and plan meals.


At the time of this writing, Samaritas’ website offers no information regarding the training and experience of its treatment staff, however, a report on the website notes there are 18 full-time staff members.


Residents are expected to share in the household cleaning, keep appointments, and maintain proper grooming and dress. According to a report on the facility’s website, it houses up to 41 residents. In addition, residents must not use any substances, respect other residents, budget any income, and learn meal planning.


Currently, review coverage for Samaritas House Detroit is limited, however, the one anonymous alum surveyed by to date rated the overall treatment effectiveness five out of five stars and the accommodations and meals four stars. “Good program,” the reviewer added.

In addition to this positive review on, 12 reviewers on Google reviews gave the program 4.2 out of five stars.[1] One alum, M.N., wrote: “It actually changed my life,it gave me time to get myself together.” Former client D.N. agreed, describing staff as “knowledgeable” and “caring” and writing “Heartline is the place to go when you’re tired of doing things the wrong way & need a boost in the right direction.”

On Samaritas’ Facebook page, which encompasses all of the organization’s services and can be managed by the organization, 43 reviewers left an average rating of four out of five stars.[2]

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY has yet to receive feedback from loved ones to date. On Google, one loved one gave the facility a negative review. “My fiance is here now and the staff is awful…I hate that she even went in there whatever you do don’t go to this place,” one-star reviewer C.M. wrote.


According to the organization’s website, a community thrift store helps fund Samaritas’ programs, however, no further information is provided regarding the cost of the Samaritas House Detroit program.

[1] GoogleReviews

Samaritas House Detroit Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Good program