Blog – News & Stories from GSS

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

A Statement


  Good Samaritan Services hears our Black and Brown community gasping for air. No one should lose his or her life or the ability to live well because of the color of his or her skin. As an organization, we will continue to work for justice and freedom for all people so that everyone will be… Read More

Good Sam Supports Local Businesses


  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


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


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!


  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


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