• About Samaritan Fellowship

    Since 1958, the Samaritan Fellowship, a nonprofit ministry, has strived to carry out the Lord’s admonition to help our neighbor. Our purpose is to help those who have exhausted every available means for providing adequate shelter, utilities, medical care, fuel, vehicle repair, short-term shelter, food, clothing, and other emergency services. We serve families living in the Carlisle Area School District, South Middleton School District, and Middlesex Township.

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For Families with short-term financial needs and meeting our residency requirements, please call  717-579-6697 on Saturday morning between 7:00AM and 10:00AM to schedule an immediate telephone interview.  


Due to the Coronavirus emergency, Samaritan Fellowship has discontinued in person meetings with clients.  A sign will be posted on the parking lot door of the church on Saturday mornings advising clients of how to arrange for a telephone interview with a Samaritan member to hear their needs.  We recognize that our clients are among the most vulnerable of our community as to the financial impact of this emergency and we are anxious to continue our service to them.

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Furniture Ministry suspended

Samaritan Fellowship is immediately suspending all activity related to our furniture ministry. We are currently unable to accept donations of furniture or disperse furniture to those in need due to problems with our liability insurance carrier. Those in need are encouraged to contact New Digs (717-620-9735) at Mission Central in Mechanicsburg, PA. We will post any change in status on this web site when the situation is resolved.

Samaritan Fellowship moving

            After 55 years of enjoying the hospitality and support of Allison United Methodist Church on Mooreland Avenue, Samaritan Fellowship will relocate its operation to the Grace United Methodist Church campus of the newly formed Carlisle United Methodist Church at 45 West South West St. effective Saturday morning, June 15th, 2013.  The last meeting with clients at Allison UMC will be Saturday, June 8th; the following Saturday, June 15th clients will be interviewed at the Grace campus.

Clients should enter at the doors of the church’s Pomfret Street parking lot, take the elevator to the lower level (LL), and follow the signs to the Samaritan Fellowship Intake Room.  Samaritan Fellowship is open for clients from7:30AM until 10:00AM.  No clients will be admitted to Samaritan Fellowship after 10:00AM.


This is our very first post!!  We are excited about moving into the 21st century and keeping you up to date on our ministry.  How grateful we are for all the financial and prayerful support we receive from the churches and community and for those who volunteer every Saturday morning to assist those with emergency needs.