We Are
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Serving up to 300 men, women, and children daily who are experiencing homelessness and poverty across Lancaster and Chester Counties.

Our Mission & Vision

Good Samaritan Services compassionately responds to homelessness and poverty through a unique and personalized approach to empower our neighbors to move from housing crisis to stability. We engage the community to support these efforts. Serving over 600 men, women and children annually across Lancaster and Chester Counties, our vision is to see and serve all those who may be overlooked.

Everyone deserves a place to call home. At Good Sam, we believe in providing housing and services that are welcoming, dignified, and that communicate to those in our program, “you matter.”

Statement of Faith

Good Samaritan Services extends an invitation to everyone in need to receive help in the name of God’s love and mercy. Good Sam provides a series of services – a continuum – with a beginning and an end. There are many steps and opportunities for care and assistance. The endpoint is self-sufficiency (with God’s help), having successfully used our resources.

You can read our full statement of faith here.

Our Mission & Vision

Our Christian faith is central to all we do at GSS. We draw on compassion to respond to the needs of individuals and families in crisis with generosity. To make a lasting impact we work in partnership with individuals and community groups; exercise thoughtful stewardship over the resources we have been given, and express gratitude for all the help we receive and share.

Our Approach

We respond to our neighbors in need without judgment or criticism. The teachings of Jesus in the parable of the Good Samaritan serves as a guide for our work.

Specifically, we are passionate about:

Recognizing members of our community who are in need

Reacting with compassion

Responding with generosity

Lives Impacted by Good Sam

Our History

Amazing News!

The doors of our Kennett Square location are open, our first program participant has officially moved in, and we’ve received a $284,000 grant from The Longwood Foundation to provide operating funds for the first two years as we expand Good Sam in our fifth location!

We offer our deepest gratitude to all donors, volunteers, community partners and staff who have made this possible. We ask for your continued prayers as we grow our program in Kennett Square!