Overcoming Homelessness
in Lancaster & Chester Counties 

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

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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


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

$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

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

Phoenixville Bed Races
November 2, 2019

Join us for the 2nd Annual Phoenixville Bed Races!

The second annual Phoenixville Bed Races will take place on November 2nd, 2019 as part of Phoenixville’s third annual Harvest Fest.

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.


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.


Recent News & Stories

  • Join our team! Use your creative talents to make a difference at Good Sam

    We are looking for a creative, strategic and enthusiastic person to join our team as the full-time Development & Communications Associate.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a self-starter looking to gain valuable design and creative experience while working with the Development team to advance the mission of Good Samaritan Services.  Good Samaritan Services Mission… 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

  • 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