Blog – News & Stories from GSS

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

We Are Hiring!


Good Samaritan Services has two immediate job openings: Program Coordinator (Lancaster office) Program Coordinator (Coatesville office) These positions are each 25 – 30 hours per week and provide overall support to our Permanent Housing Services program, which serves single mothers experiencing a housing crisis. The ideal candidate will have a warm and friendly personality, be a team… 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

Monica and son

On the Journey to Permanent Housing

Despite the fact that Monica’s story is deeply personal and still unfolding, it serves as a wonderful example. Her story shows that when we understand how much God loves us, we can look back on a crisis and see that even though it was difficult, we have grown in faith and wisdom as a result. Talking with… Read More

Mom and kids

A message from Nate – Reflecting on the Merger

We knew it was ambitious in 2016, planning to create a permanent housing program for Good Samaritan, but our Board had adopted a new strategic plan, and we were committed to achieving our goals. We didn’t know at the time that we would achieve this goal with such speed and intensity, but here we are,… Read More

check presentation

Engle Printing & Publishing Donates over $22,000 to GSS!


Many thanks to our great friends from Engle Printing & Publishing Company for donating over $22,000 to Good Samaritan Services! They held their annual golf outing in June and once again donated the proceeds to us. Since starting this event many years ago, they have raised over $130,000 to support our work! This money is… Read More

April Showers Bring New Changes


“Hello and welcome!” We at Good Samaritan Services have been saying these words so much this past year. Our joining forces with the Bridge of Hope Lancaster and Chester Counties has increased our connections with so many people! At the same time, we might want to say “Hello and please accept our apologies!” In the last few… Read More

Together for Good

Good Samaritan Services – It’s Official!


Have you heard our big news? We are officially together for good! As of December 1, 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… Read More

GSK Impact Award


On November 9th, staff from Good Samaritan Shelter attended the Glaxo Smith Kline Impact award ceremony, where we were recognized as being an innovative and transformational program that is making our community healthier. For more than 20 years GSK has honored outstanding nonprofit programs that are working every day to address critical community challenges in… Read More