Shantyra’s story is one for the books! Since entering our Permanent Housing Services program four months ago, she was offered an apartment with a private property owner. This new property was a 20 minute commute from her job, and she didn’t have a vehicle, but she took the risk, accepted the apartment, and determined to… 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 60 people every day. Our Permanent Housing Services program serves an additional 40 families daily. Throughout our programs we impact nearly 400 people every year.
Over 150 men, women and children provided with emergency shelter and transitional housing
Over 200 women and children served by Permanent Housing Services
Over $87,000 in rental assistance
Over $18,000 awarded through our Matched Savings and Microloan 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.
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 – November 16th
It’s going to be an Extraordinary day for Good Samaritan Services!
During the 24 hours of November 16th, GSS is going to participate in Lancaster County’s Extra Give! Will you help us by making a donation online that day?
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.
Did you see it? A few days ago we posted one of our most watched videos on social media. Women from our program in Ephrata had participated in an exercise where they examined the negative ideas that sometimes seem to define them. But then, looking at the reality of their lives, they were able to remember the truth… Read More
Despite the fact that Monica’s story is deeply personal and still unfolding, it serves as a wonderful example. Her story shows that when we understand how much God loves us, we can look back on a crisis and see that even though it was difficult, we have grown in faith and wisdom as a result. Talking with… Read More