Overcoming homelessness
in Lancaster & Chester Counties

Support Our Work

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.  Our Permanent Housing Services and Bridge of Hope @ Good Samaritan Services programs serves an additional 120 single mothers and children daily.  Throughout our programs we impact nearly 400 people every year.

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 and Bridge of Hope @ Good Samaritan Services


Over $87,000 in rental assistance

Matched Savings

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.

Men's Shelter

Men’s Shelter

Phoenixville, PA

Serving men, our Phoenixville emergency shelter and transitional housing program offers a safe and caring environment.

Women's Shelter residents

Women’s Shelter

Ephrata, PA

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.

Mom and kids

Permanent Housing Services

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.

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

Taste of PhoenixvilleTaste of Phoenixville
January 17, 2019

Be a part of a delicious event featuring amazingly creative cuisine, an incredible silent auction, live music, complimentary local wine and beer, and a surprise or two!


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

  • From Homeless to Housed in Two Months!

      Bill came to our Men’s Shelter upon being released from a mental health facility. Life had been so difficult for him.  Bill lost his job and he became severely depressed.  One poor choice led him to require hospitalization.  Bill lost his social security card, drivers license, and birth certificate. Our staff helped him to… Read More

  • Shantyra and her car

    On The Road To Success!

    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

  • The Power of Experience

    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