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March 2014 - Good Counsel

Good Counsel Homes, A Global Inspiration

Posted by | Mar 29, 2014 | No Comments

Our Bronx home recently had a very exciting visitor!  Yoon Sun Cho, Minister of Gender Equality & Family for the Republic of Korea, spent time in our Good Counsel home as part of her recent trip to the United States. While in New York City for the session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, Minister Cho and some of her delegates toured our home and spent time speaking with and observing our staff and residents and also spent some time with our toddlers. Read More

Help for Every Need

Posted by | Mar 25, 2014 | No Comments

In February of 2012, Iris came to Good Counsel Homes pregnant with twins.  Iris’s path to Good Counsel’s door was not an easy one.  A mental health hospitalization subsequently caused the loss of her job.  Losing her job then led to the inevitable loss of her apartment.  With the deck stacked against her and now two little lives depending on her, Iris needed help not just with food and shelter; she needed hope, healing, and love for all three of them. Read More

Coffeehouse

Posted by | Mar 22, 2014 | No Comments

To benefit Good Counsel Homes, a safe place for expectant moms and their babies.

• Bring your friends
• Enjoy live music
• Drink a cup or two of coffee, tea or lemonade

Free Will Offering or bring a box of infant, size 4 or 5 diapers, no spill sippy cups, or baby bottles.

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A “Typical” Day at Good Counsel Homes

Posted by | Mar 13, 2014 | No Comments

Trying to sum up a typical day at Good Counsel Homes is not an easy task because every day is so atypical.  When our house managers come in each morning, there is no telling what may be on the agenda.  There may be a to-do list in theory, but more often than not, any to-do list is quickly revised or thrown out altogether. Read More

Little Things Done Out of Love…

Posted by | Mar 13, 2014 | No Comments

Here at Good Counsel, we continue to be so very touched by both the big and small gestures of charity for our moms, babies, and children.  Just a few weeks ago, some hand-made bracelets arrived at one of our homes for the moms to wear.  Given the circumstances that some of our moms face before they come through the door of a Good Counsel home, this small, pretty trinket is a reminder to our moms that they are beloved daughters of God and that they are beautiful. Read More

Happy First Birthday Gypsy!

Posted by | Mar 3, 2014 | No Comments

We had quite the celebration at Good Counsel recently.  Some of our readers may remember Marisol’s story and the overwhelming circumstances that brought her to Good Counsel and the bittersweet arrival of baby girl Gypsy and the loss of Gypsy’s twin.  A few months ago we happily shared that Gypsy was growing and thriving and Marisol expressed her great devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe for the ongoing health of sweet Gypsy.  Read More

Lenten Series Sneak Peek!

Posted by | Mar 3, 2014 | No Comments

Have you signed up for Good Counsel’s Lenten Series, “It Takes Great Love to Heal Great Wounds?”  If you have, thank you!  We look forward to walking the journey together.  Would you consider sharing our Invite Page with your friends, family, and colleagues?  Haven’t signed up yet?  Not a problem – just visit our Invite Page for the easy one-step sign up and you’ll receive your first installment in our series on Ash Wednesday. In addition to the daily reflection and prayer, you’ll have the opportunity to submit a prayer request, to lay your burdens down at the foot of the cross and we at Good Counsel will pray for you.

Here’s a sneak peak at what you’ll receive each day during Lent. Read More

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