Overcoming Homelessness
in Lancaster & Chester Counties 

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

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*COVID-19 Update*

Our Shelters & Programs are still active!


Good Samaritan Services provides a full continuum of care to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. We offer Emergency Shelters, Residential Housing, and Housing Support Services across Lancaster and Chester Counties. We serve around 400 men, women and children every year.

We also offer many financial stability and personal development resources that holistically and effectively address the needs of participants who are enrolled at Good Sam.

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

Phoenixville Shelter & Housing

Phoenixville, PA

We own 7 homes in Phoenixville which provide emergency shelter, transitional housing and affordable housing for men.

Women's Shelter residents

Ephrata 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

Housing Support Services

Lancaster & Chester Counties

Serving over 40 men, women, and children every day by helping them get into and sustain their own housing. We offer rental assistance, case management and mentoring groups for those enrolled in our services.

Wheels of Hope

Financial Development Resources

Lancaster & Chester Counties

Microloans, matched savings, and car donations are some of the services designed to help individuals and families enrolled in our services to 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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Due to an incredibly generous $50,000 fund-matching donation, throughout the entire month of July, if you give a new one-time donation OR sign up as a new monthly donor, your donation will be MATCHED dollar for dollar!

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Recent News & Stories

  • First Family in New Apartment!

    Last month we were able to move a family of three (a single mom and two teenagers) into affordable housing through our partnership with The Well. This will be the first family in our Housing Support Services to take advantage of this new partnership! This family is now safe, in affordable housing. Mom is now… Read More

  • A Statement

      Good Samaritan Services hears our Black and Brown community gasping for air. No one should lose his or her life or the ability to live well because of the color of his or her skin. As an organization, we will continue to work for justice and freedom for all people so that everyone will be… Read More

  • 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