Overcoming Homelessness
in Lancaster & Chester Counties 

Serving up to 200 men, women and children every day.

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Good Samaritan Services provides a full continuum of care to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. We offer Emergency Shelters, Residential Housing, and Housing Support Services across Lancaster and Chester Counties. We serve around 400 men, women and children every year.

We also offer many financial stability and personal development resources that holistically and effectively address the needs of participants who are enrolled at Good Sam.

We have locations in Phoenixville, Coatesville, Ephrata and Lancaster City.

Our Annual Impact


Over 150 men, women and children provided with Emergency Shelter and Residential Housing


Over 200 women and children served by Housing Support Services


Over $100,000  provided in rental assistance and awarded through our Matched Savings and Microloan Programs

Matched Savings

41% increase in income for single mothers in our Housing Support Services program


Over 500 volunteers have served

Your Donation has a Big Impact

$25 The daily cost to serve a person with food, housing, supplies and case management services at Good Samaritan Services is $25/person.

Men's Shelter

Phoenixville Shelter & Housing

Phoenixville, PA

We own 7 homes in Phoenixville which provide emergency shelter, transitional housing and affordable housing for men.

Women's Shelter residents

Ephrata Shelter & Housing

Ephrata, PA

Our 8,000 square foot emergency shelter building provides a safe home for women and children, and our transitional housing property provides families the time they need to get back on their feet.

Mom and kids

Housing Support Services

Lancaster & Chester Counties

Serving over 40 men, women, and children every day by helping them get into and sustain their own housing. We offer rental assistance, case management and mentoring groups for those enrolled in our services.

Wheels of Hope

Financial Development Resources

Lancaster & Chester Counties

Microloans, matched savings, and car donations are some of the services designed to help individuals and families enrolled in our services to gain a firm financial footing and regain independence.

Ways to Support Good Sam!

3rd Annual Phoenixville Bed Races!
Sat, Nov. 7th, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Grab your friends, family, or colleagues and Fall Into BED this November. This super fun, family-friendly event will raise funds and awareness for all the great work accomplished by two Phoenixville organizations that provide shelter for the homeless. Now more than ever, these local shelters are working hard to support our community – but they need YOUR help!

Register Today!

The Extraordinary Give!

12:00 AM to 11:59 PM on Friday, November 20th, 2020

We’re counting down the days to November 20th and ExtraGive. We need your help to make our campaign a success, and we’ve included a few easy ways that you can support us.

1. Share and share alike. Online days of giving are successful because of our own networks. Help us grow our network by sending this email to your network and ask your friends to do the same.

2. Be socially (media) active. Use your social media networks: post on Facebook, tweet about ExtraGive, and share your love for your particular passion, whether it’s education, health care, animals, or the arts. Ask others to do the same.

3.Become a fundraising champion. Everyone loves a champion, including us! We really need fundraising champions to help drive people to our ExtraGive profile on November 20th. Contact us for more information on how to become a fundraising champion!

Learn More Today!

Recent News & Stories

  • Through It All

    The story of one man’s journey through Good Sam’s Housing Programs. Journeys through homelessness aren’t always what you’d expect. Often times it’s one unfortunate circumstance that leads to a downward spiral. The loss of a job, a sick child, or an accident in the workplace. Sometimes it’s as simple as broken relationships.  Often times we… Read More

  • There is No Shame Here.

    There is No Shame Here.  It wasn’t too long ago that Marion was a newcomer here at Good Sam. Just a regular guy, going to work and living life. No one would ever imagine he’d find himself homeless, least of all himself. A few wrong turns on investments and that’s exactly where he found himself.… Read More

  • First Family in New Apartment!

    Last month we were able to move a family of three (a single mom and two teenagers) into affordable housing through our partnership with The Well. This will be the first family in our Housing Support Services to take advantage of this new partnership! This family is now safe, in affordable housing. Mom is now… Read More