Blog – News & Stories from GSS

Good Sam Supports Local Businesses

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  Supporting Each Other We’re all looking for ways to support our favorite non-profits and local businesses. Good Sam wants to do that too! So we decided to be a little proactive. We know that many of you love bringing meals to our shelters. We also know that it’s not always an easy thing to… Read More

Response to COVID-19

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Good Samaritan Services is grateful that we are already accustomed to working collaboratively as a team in a remote environment. We are spread out over 4 locations in 2 counties which means collaborative remote work is not new to us. We are committed to providing services to participants of our shelter and housing programs.  Most… Read More

Good Samaritan Services becomes an SEI Cares Partner Organization

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Five Years of Dedication  Partnerships don’t just occur overnight. The most impactful relationships take time, energy, and consistency to create. Victor Jackson, an employee at SEI, has been championing volunteer teams for Good Samaritan Services’ Phoenixville locations since 2014. Over the past five years, Victor and a group of employees from SEI have been consistent in… Read More

House Donated to Good Samaritan Services!

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  In late December of 2019, Good Samaritan Services became the official owners of 214 St. Mary’s St! And we paid nothing for it. This beautifully remodeled 3-bedroom home was gifted to us by an anonymous donor in the Chester County community. In the fall of 2019, our donor wanted to find an organization that… Read More

Partners in Hope

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New Transitional Housing Partners Hopewell United Methodist Church is ready to launch its transitional housing program in partnership with Good Samaritan Services!  On Sunday, January 26th, there was a great celebration of the completion of one of the two apartments at The Well. Together, Hopewell UMC and Good Sam cut the ceremonial ribbon and walked… Read More

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