Blog – News & Stories from GSS

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

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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

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 Sam Partners With CrossNet Ministries to Expand Microloan Program!

We are excited to announce that we have formed a new partnership with CrossNet Ministries to expand our Microloan Program! Since 2015, we have awarded nearly $50,000 in microloans to clients of Good Samaritan Services.  These loans are used to purchase vehicles, move into permanent housing, or achieve another specific goal related to the client’s… 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!

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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