Blog – News & Stories from GSS

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

Together For Good Celebration a Success


We are happy to report that 300 ardent supporters of GSS and BoHLCC gathered at Shady Maple last week to celebrate a remarkable event. The two organizations are becoming one, under the name of Good Samaritan Services. The event celebrated the work of both organizations, and a new beginning – because we are indeed Together for… Read More

Good Samaritan Shelter and Bridge of Hope Lancaster & Chester Counties to join forces


Merger will provide comprehensive services to address homelessness in Lancaster and Chester Counties PHOENIXVILLE, PA / EPHRATA, PA — Two established non-profits that serve the homeless population of Chester and Lancaster Counties announced today a merger that uniquely positions the organizations to provide emergency shelter, rapid re-housing and permanent housing for homeless men, women and… 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