Good Samaritan Center

Located in the heart of Clearfield, The Good Samaritan Center provides shelter for temporarily homeless men, emergency financial assistance, and a second-hand furniture store with financial assistance available. The center represents the determination of the Diocese of Erie to carry the effort to help the poor in rural areas of the diocese.

On average each year our center:

  • accommodated 73 men for a total of 1,082 days
  • aides 235 individuals and families financially

All services are provided FREE of charge.

Funding is provided by grants from Catholic Charities plus private donations.

We are proud to be located:

  • within walking distance of all the major social services
  • close to bus services
  • close to Interstate 80

Anyone 18 years old or older and doesn't have a record that requires them to register under Megan's Law can stay at the shelter. 


Good Samaritan thrift store


Good Samaritan home



For referral information or ways to support this ministry, contact:

The Good Samaritan Center

Director: Douglas Bloom
11 North Front St.
Clearfield, PA 16830-2401
(814) 765-6880
E-mail: goodsamcenter@atlanticbb.net