Blog – News & Stories from GSS

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

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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

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

From shelter to culinary school!


Please help us in congratulating Jon on being accepted into the Culinary Institute of America in New York! Just before coming to GSS Jon was living out of his car. Now, Jon has been accepted to the Culinary Institute of America, and he has received an “Outstanding Community Service” Grant in the amount of $3,000… Read More

Member of GSS Appointed To Local Board Position!


We are very proud of Kirk for being named to the Board of Directors of Petra Community Housing, a non-profit agency focused on providing affordable housing solutions. Kirk has served at Good Samaritan Shelter as a house manager and employee of the Nourish Mobile Market. He’s a tremendous asset to us, and we are thrilled… Read More

GSS Receives Presitigous Seal of Excellence Accreditation


We are proud to announce that we are a recipient of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ (PANO) Seal of Excellence for successfully completing their rigorous Standards for Excellence® accreditation program. We were evaluated on fundamental values such as honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility, and accountability. Good Samaritan Shelter’s programs and services, management, fundraising… Read More