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19th Annual Garden Luncheon


Thank you to everyone who made our 19th Annual Garden Luncheon a great success. We hope you will join us next year!   Below are some photos from our 2018 Luncheon: A special thank you to our generous sponsors who made this event possible. Presenting Sponsor: Platinum Sponsors:  Jonathan & Diane Corle James Spring &… Read More

Phoenixville Pastors and Church Leaders Breakfast


We are planning the next Phoenixville Pastors and Church Leaders Breakfast for Spring 2019! Learn about the important work we are doing in Phoenixville and enjoy a delicious breakfast in a beautiful setting. At the complimentary Breakfast Come share a meal with us in a small group setting Learn how Good Samaritan Shelter is helping men experiencing… Read More

Tickets on sale for Taste of Phoenixville!


Get your tickets to the tastiest event around!  The 15th annual Taste of Phoenixville, held on Thursday, January 19th, will be an evening of delicious cuisine and entertainment as we celebrate the important work of the Good Samaritan Shelter!  The event will once again be held at the historic Phoenixville Foundry, a stunning facility that… Read More

Give Extra on 11/18!


With your help, Friday, November 18th is going to be an Extraordinary day for Good Samaritan Shelter! During those 24 hours, the Ephrata Shelter is going to participate in Lancaster County’s Extra Give!  Will you help us by making a donation online that day? During that day each gift that’s at least $25 will drive… 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

2015-2016 Annual Report!


Because of your support we are able to touch the lives of many people in need. Thank you for equipping us daily to display God’s love and compassion to those who are most vulnerable.   We want to share with you our latest annual report which highlights the incredible work we’ve been able to accomplish.… Read More

Get Nourished – Celebrate Nourish’s 1 Year Anniversary!


Thursday, September 22nd | 6PM-9PM at the Philander Chase Knox estate in Valley Forge Park. Come celebrate our first anniversary with a big party in the heart of Valley Forge Park! Join us for an evening of delicious food catered by Robert Ryan Catering and Design, live entertainment, dancing and an open bar! Since Nourish… Read More

GSS Loan Program Works!


We gave Moreh and interest-free loan so he could continue working towards his goals and achieve success. Not many, if any, shelter providers offer loans to their residents. But we do, because we’re serious about taking creative approaches to helping people. Read some of our loan success stories at

Get Nourished

Please stay tuned for details on our 2018 Get Nourished event!

8th Annual Run By The River set for May 21!


Enjoy a fresh spring morning 5K run ­­­­on the Schuylkill River Trail. Great out and back course (flat and fast) to set a personal best on a paved surface! A one-mile walk is also available. Enjoy the benefits of Running for a cause: Chip Timing Technology: Chart your most accurate running time! Register as an individual or… Read More