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 programs, job training programs and family strengthening programs that holistically and effectively addresses 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 Programs

Lancaster & Chester Counties

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

Mark Your Calendar

Join us for the 2nd Annual Phoenixville Bed Races – November 2nd!

Grab your friends, family, or colleagues to create a team, or come just to witness the excitement as teams hop into bed and put on their racing caps! This super fun, family-friendly event will raise funds and awareness for all the great work accomplished by three Phoenixville organizations that provide shelter for the homeless. Whether you’re racing or a spectator, join us on November 2nd to support those who work tirelessly to make sure that no one is without a bed to sleep in.


Extra Give

Join us on Friday, November 22, 2019, for the Lancaster County’s largest day of giving!

The Extraordinary Give is a special day to connect your organization to generous donors. Stay tuned for more info in the coming months.

Recent News & Stories

  • Good Sam Partners With CrossNet Ministries to Expand Microloan Program!

    We are excited to announce that we have formed a new partnership with CrossNet Ministries to expand our Microloan Program! Since 2015, we have awarded nearly $50,000 in microloans to clients of Good Samaritan Services.  These loans are used to purchase vehicles, move into permanent housing, or achieve another specific goal related to the client’s… Read More

  • Permanent Housing Services

    Job Opening in Lancaster Office

    Good Sam is growing! Every day we strive to help more members of our community who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. With that goal in mind, we’ve been growing our programs, which in turn has brought a need for more staff members. That means we have a job opening in Lancaster!… Read More

  • Good Samaritan Services and East Petersburg Mennonite Church Partner to Provide Housing

    LANCASTER, Pa. – March 27, 2019— Good Samaritan Services, a local organization which provides temporary emergency, transitional and affordable permanent housing, and essential community resources to men, women, and children experiencing or at risk for homelessness in Chester and Lancaster counties, today announced a new housing partnership with East Petersburg Mennonite Church. The East Petersburg… Read More