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
Good Samaritan Services (GSS) provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent housing and supportive services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Lancaster & Chester Counties. We own 9 properties which are used for emergency shelter and transitional housing, serving up to 70 people every day in these programs. Our Bridge of Hope @ Good Samaritan Services and Permanent Housing programs serve an additional 120 single mothers and children daily. Throughout our programs we impact nearly 400 people every year. We have locations in Phoenixville, Coatesville, Ephrata and Lancaster City.
Over 150 men, women and children provided with emergency shelter and transitional housing
Over 200 women and children served by Permanent Housing Services and Bridge of Hope @ Good Samaritan Services
Over $100,000 provided in rental assistance and awarded through our Matched Savings and Microloan Programs
41% increase in income for single mothers in our Bridge of Hope @ Good Samaritan Services and Permanent Housing Services programs
Over 400 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.
Serving men, our Phoenixville emergency shelter and transitional housing program offers a safe and caring environment.
At our Ephrata location, we are committed to serving women and their children who are experiencing homelessness, or are on the journey back to independence.
Lancaster & Chester Counties
Services for homelessness prevention, and providing longer-term support for those recovering from homelessness in our communities through our Bridge of Hope @ Good Samaritan Services program.
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 Dinner Banquet
May 2, 2019
Join us for a delightful evening where you will learn more about our ministry, be given an opportunity to make a donation and also have the chance to bid on some fabulous Silent Auction items!
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.
Lori Ortenzi has a long history with Good Samaritan. “I first heard about Good Samaritan when our church was giving donations to a local women’s shelter. When I heard that women right in our community were without housing, I immediately wanted to meet them. I wanted to hear their stories,” she explains. “After meeting two… Read More
We are thrilled to announce that Cheryl Miles is this year’s recipient of the 2019 Kitchen Table Award, presented by the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls (CCFWG). For 24 years, Cheryl has been a passionate advocate for under-served women and girls in Chester County. Cheryl will receive this award at CCFWG’s annual luncheon… Read More