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

20th Annual Garden Luncheon
March 16, 2019

Our annual Garden Luncheon will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! Please join us to hear from a featured speaker, participate in our silent auction and enjoy a delicious lunch at the Desmond!


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

  • 2019 Kitchen Table Award goes to… Cheryl Miles!

    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

  • 17 years of Commitment and Service!

    Traditions.  We all have them in some form. One of those traditions for us is the presentation of the Karen A. Kenworthy Servant’s Heart Award.  At Good Sam, we are all about giving value to people and honoring those who are important to our organization.  Karen was one of those people.  She had a heart… Read More

  • 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