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 address 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!

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Saturday, March 28th, 2020 at The Desmond in Malvern
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Each year hundreds of the most socially and community conscious members gather at The Desmond Malvern to support Good Samaritan Services and learn from influential leaders in our area.

This year, join us as H. G. Haskell, III from SIW Vegetables discusses how his farm has grown, developed and is leading the Field to Table Meal trend in Chester County!

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Recent News & Stories

  • Brad – From Chaos to Peace

    I hurried inside the Phoenixville office and shook the droplets off my umbrella. It was gray and sad outside, but stepping into that office was like walking into the sunshine.  Gina’s cheerful smile welcomed me in as Rich shook my hand, inviting me to the round table where two gentlemen sat. It was early, and… Read More

  • Allan Myers Inc. Provides for Single Mothers

    On November 13th, 2019, 8 single mothers’ lives were changed after completing the Good Samaritan Services’ Job Training Program. Job Training Program For ten weeks, a class of our female program participants met every Tuesday to learn practical employment skills. These skills include: Interview skills Managing wages Networking Creating a public profile on LinkedIn Creating… 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