Overcoming Homelessness
in Lancaster & Chester Counties 

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

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Good Samaritan Services provides a full continuum of care to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.  We offer emergency shelter, transitional housing, affordable housing and permanent housing services across Lancaster and Chester Counties.  We serve around 400 men, women and children every year.

We also offer many financial stability programs, job training programs and family strengthening programs that holistically and effectively addresses the needs of our clients.

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

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

Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the Franklin Commons

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Once a year over 500 lively individuals in the community attend The Taste of Phoenixville, a premier social event to show their support for Good Samaritan Services. Good Samaritan Services provides support to those who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.

Be a part of this delicious event featuring amazingly creative cuisines, an incredible silent auction, live music, complimentary local wine and beer, and plenty of surprises!

Buy Tickets or Sponsor

Join us on Friday, November 22, 2019, for the Lancaster County’s largest day of giving!

This is a day of celebrating all of the non-profits in Lancaster County and rallying behind them to raise support and awareness.

Good Samaritan Services is VERY excited to participate this year! Last year we raised over $67,000 to aid in supporting those who are struggling with homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. We are dedicated to assisting those in need in Lancaster and Chester County.

This year, our goal is to raise $80,000!

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Recent News & Stories

  • Good Sam Partners With CrossNet Ministries to Expand Microloan Program!

    We are excited to announce that we have formed a new partnership with CrossNet Ministries to expand our Microloan Program! Since 2015, we have awarded nearly $50,000 in microloans to clients of Good Samaritan Services.  These loans are used to purchase vehicles, move into permanent housing, or achieve another specific goal related to the client’s… Read More

  • Amber – From Homeless to House Manager

    Walking into the emergency shelter in Ephrata I am always struck with a sense of amazement. The realization that at any moment I am within arms distance of women who have not only overcome mountainous hurdles but conquered them, is a humbling notion. Stepping over the threshold from street to a safe haven is an… Read More

  • Permanent Housing Services

    Job Opening in Lancaster Office

    Good Sam is growing! Every day we strive to help more members of our community who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. With that goal in mind, we’ve been growing our programs, which in turn has brought a need for more staff members. That means we have a job opening in Lancaster!… Read More