During Good Sam’s 20+ year existence, there have been several instances in which we were approached by other organizations seeking to partner with us. After starting our ministry in Phoenixville, we expanded to Ephrata in 2011 when we were invited to take over a shelter program for women and children. In 2017, we were asked to take on programs being run by an organization in Coatesville and Lancaster City. Good Sam has always been seen as a trusted and respected service provider in our region, and I am delighted to announce that once again Good Sam is expanding our reach by continuing a shelter program for men in Kennett Square, previously operated by a non-profit called His Mission.
Founded in 1986, originally as a soup kitchen at Bethel AME Church in Kennett Square, His Mission has faithfully served the homeless population of Kennett Square by providing compassionate care. Nearly two years ago, His Mission approached Good Sam to begin exploring the option of His Mission transferring ownership of their property and program to Good Sam. We engaged in many conversations and after prayerful consideration and discernment, together we determined that the work and heartbeat of our organizations are in alignment.
After a nearly two-year process of thoughtful consideration, His Mission recently donated their 8-bedroom facility to Good Sam. This is a tremendous gift and we are incredibly excited that Good Sam is expanding to southern Chester County. Good Sam is committed to building on the legacy of His Mission. We anticipate being able to serve 15 – 20 men daily in this home with emergency shelter and transitional housing programming.
Now with 5 locations providing shelter and housing services across Lancaster and Chester Counties, Good Sam serves up to 250 men, women, and children every single day.
As a result of this very exciting expansion, our operating expenses will increase by $150,000 annually. However, we are fortunate to have the sound framework and scalability at Good Sam to allow this growth to happen extremely efficiently. For just $27 per person per day, at our Kennett Square location, Good Sam will be able to provide housing, food, supplies and casework to help transform the lives of those we serve.
Can you make a donation to help us start off with a strong foundation for this new Good Sam program?
Please designate your donation for Kennett Square by including
“Kennett Square” in the donation notes.
Questions about Good Sam’s Kennett Square Expansion? Contact Nate Hoffer at email@example.com.
Good Sam in Kennett Square at a glance
His Mission gifted their property to Good Sam
After a nearly two-year process of thoughtful consideration, His Mission recently donated their 8-bedroom facility to Good Sam! His Mission faithfully served the homelessness population in the Kennett Square community for over 30 years, and Good Sam is committed to building on their legacy.
Continuing shelter and housing services for men
Good Sam will continue to use the property to provide shelter and housing services to men experiencing homelessness in the Kennett Square community. We anticipate being able to serve 15 – 20 men daily in this home with emergency shelter and transitional housing programming.
Goal to open summer 2022
We are working hard to prepare the home to serve! Volunteer groups are welcome to help clean and paint.
Interested in volunteering? Email us by clicking here.
Seeking Financial Support
We have hired a full-time social worker and face other start-up costs and operational expenses to make this program a success. Your donation will help us start off with a strong foundation in the Kennett Square community.
Please designate your donation for Kennett Square by including “Kennett Square” in the donation notes.