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If you are experiencing a difficult situation or fallen on hard times, please contact us.
We are here to serve those experiencing homelessness, and those at risk of homelessness in Lancaster and Chester counties. The first step is to contact us. Then we can determine if one of our services will best serve you, or we may connect you to other resources in our community.
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If you need to connect with resources in your community, but don’t know where to look, PA 211 is a great place to start. PA 211 is able to connect you with resources on paying a utility bill, to housing assistance, after-school programs for kids, and more. You can dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 to speak with a PA 211 resource specialist for free. PA 211 specialists will listen to your needs, and give you information on programs in your community that might be able to help.
For emergencies, including suspected overdose, call 911.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.. If you’re a Veteran, press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line. If you or someone you know is using opioids, you should carry naloxone, a medication that can safely reverse the toxic effects of an overdose.
Empowering through compassion: Ace's Story
When Ace came to Good Sam, debilitating symptoms of severe anxiety were making it a struggle for him to maintain employment. While working through Good Sam's program, our team was able to support Ace through the process of applying for financial assistance that he qualified for due to his disability.
Our team also started to see Ace's sense of hope and confidence multiply. An opportunity arose for him to apply for affordable housing that was a perfect fit for his financial needs. An interview was required as part of the application, something that would have seemed impossible to Ace in the past due to his anxiety. Good Sam Resource Coordinator, Mark, asked if Ace needed him to go along to the interview. He replied confidently, “I got this."
Ace's application was accepted and he was excited to move into independent housing!
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