Blog – News & Stories from GSS

Join our team! Use your creative talents to make a difference at Good Sam

We are looking for a creative, strategic and enthusiastic person to join our team as the full-time Development & Communications Associate.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a self-starter looking to gain valuable design and creative experience while working with the Development team to advance the mission of Good Samaritan Services.  Good Samaritan Services Mission… 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

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