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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

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

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

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