Overcoming Homelessness
in Lancaster & Chester Counties 

Serving 200 men, women and children every day.

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It's Good to Be Home Fund

Good Samaritan Services provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent housing and supportive services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Lancaster and Chester Counties.  

We offer 12 programs to individuals and families experiencing homelessness, providing a continuum of services that holistically and effectively addresses the needs of our clients.  These programs impact nearly 400 people every year.

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

Our Annual Impact

Housing

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

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Over 200 women and children served by Permanent Housing Services and Bridge of Hope @ Good Samaritan Services

Rent

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 Bridge of Hope @ Good Samaritan Services and Permanent Housing Services programs

Volunteers

Over 500 volunteers have served

Your Donation has a Big Impact

$23 The daily cost to serve a person with food, housing, supplies and case management services at Good Samaritan Services is $23/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

Bridge of Hope @ Good Samaritan 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

Annual Golf Outing
June 14, 2019

Held at the lovely Crossgates Golf Club in Millersville, this annual golf tournament is hosted by Engle Printing & Publishing Inc. to support Good Samaritan Services

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Together For Good

As of December 2017, our newly formed organization with Bridge of Hope Lancaster & Chester Counties is now known as Good Samaritan Services! We are so grateful to God for His hand and faithfulness in bringing us together. Our impact is now broadened and will allow us to help roughly 200 men, women, and children on a daily basis.

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Recent News & Stories

  • Good Samaritan Services and East Petersburg Mennonite Church Partner to Provide Housing through Bridge of Hope Program

    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

  • Director of Development – Job Opening

    Good Samaritan Services is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to attending to the immediate needs of individuals and families who are currently homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless by offering shelter, transitional housing, permanent housing services long-term, affordable housing, and other related services. We own nine properties which are used for emergency shelter and transitional… Read More

  • Honoring long-time Leadership by funding long-term Housing!

    PHOTO CAPTION (Left to right):  Nate Hoffer, CEO of Good Samaritan Services with Cheryl Miles, Director of Permanent Housing Services, and Board Member Sarah Hackman, promoting the new “It’s Good to be Home!” campaign.   Good Samaritan Services launches “It’s Good to be Home!” campaign Honoring long-time leadership by funding long-term housing   PHOENXIVILLE, PA_… Read More