Overcoming Homelessness
in Lancaster & Chester Counties 

Serving up to 200 men, women and children every day.

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Good Samaritan Services provides a full continuum of care to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.  We offer emergency shelter, transitional housing, affordable housing, and permanent housing services across Lancaster and Chester Counties.  We serve around 400 men, women and children every year.

We also offer many financial stability services, job training services and family strengthening services that holistically and effectively address the needs of our clients.

We have locations in Phoenixville, Coatesville, Ephrata and Lancaster City.

Our Annual Impact


Over 150 men, women and children provided with emergency shelter and transitional housing


Over 200 women and children served by Permanent Housing Services


Over $100,000  provided in rental assistance and awarded through our Matched Savings and Microloan Programs

Matched Savings

41% increase in income for single mothers in our Permanent Housing Services program


Over 500 volunteers have served

Your Donation has a Big Impact

$25 The daily cost to serve a person with food, housing, supplies and case management services at Good Samaritan Services is $25/person.

Men's Shelter

Men’s Shelter & Housing

Phoenixville, PA

We own 6 homes in Phoenixville which provide emergency shelter, transitional housing and affordable housing for men.

Women's Shelter residents

Women’s Shelter & Housing

Ephrata, PA

Our 8,000 square foot emergency shelter building provides a safe home for women and children, and our transitional housing property provides families the time they need to get back on their feet.

Mom and kids

Permanent Housing Services

Lancaster & Chester Counties

Serving over 40 single mothers and their children every day by helping them get into and sustain their own housing. We offer rental assistance, case management and mentoring groups.

Wheels of Hope

Financial Stability Services

Lancaster & Chester Counties

Microloans, matched savings, and car donations are some of the services designed to help individuals gain a firm financial footing and regain independence.

Ways to Support Good Sam!

Friday, September 25th, 2020 at Crossgates Golf Club
Tee-offs at 7:00 AM & 1:30 PM

We’re driving summer into full swing with our annual Golf Outing hosted by Engle Printing & Publishing Co. and presented by Alwine Security. Mark your calendars and keep an eye out for more information on this exciting day out with AM & PM tee-offs!

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The coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted us all in many ways. We mourn the jobs lost, the canceled plans, the loss of physical contact, and all that COVID-19 has taken or delayed. In the midst of this pandemic, Good Samaritan Services has had to cancel, postpone, or transform fundraising events that would typically bring in a large portion of our funding. Good Samaritan Services is 97% funded by community donations and fundraising events, so COVID-19 has highly impacted our budget and ability to serve the individuals and families in our programs. Would you consider making the difference by donating directly to Good Samaritan Services, today? 

Thank you for your support! 


Recent News & Stories

  • Good Sam Supports Local Businesses

      Supporting Each Other We’re all looking for ways to support our favorite non-profits and local businesses. Good Sam wants to do that too! So we decided to be a little proactive. We know that many of you love bringing meals to our shelters. We also know that it’s not always an easy thing to… Read More

  • Response to COVID-19

    Good Samaritan Services is grateful that we are already accustomed to working collaboratively as a team in a remote environment. We are spread out over 4 locations in 2 counties which means collaborative remote work is not new to us. We are committed to providing services to participants of our shelter and housing programs.  Most… Read More

  • Good Samaritan Services becomes an SEI Cares Partner Organization

    Five Years of Dedication  Partnerships don’t just occur overnight. The most impactful relationships take time, energy, and consistency to create. Victor Jackson, an employee at SEI, has been championing volunteer teams for Good Samaritan Services’ Phoenixville locations since 2014. Over the past five years, Victor and a group of employees from SEI have been consistent in… Read More