Will You Walk for Me?

Posted by | May 07, 2014 | News | No Comments

Since 1985, Good Counsel has been providing a safe haven for homeless, pregnant women and their children.  Three years ago, the door to our South Jersey Home was opened in Riverside and within one month, we were already operating at over 100% occupancy, as no mom in need is ever turned away.  We have witnessed the birth of 33 babies since we opened our doors with 9 babies born in 2013!

Our moms are working in nursing, business, and the medical fields, while others are making strides towards completing their high school equivalency program.  Others are enrolled in nursing, business programs, and college.

During their stay at the South Jersey home, our moms learn the skills needed to transition to stable and self-sufficient living arrangements.  We also provide medical care, counseling, job skills training, and life skills classes including classes on parenting, health, nutrition, finance, chastity and spirituality.

Please help us to continue to provide a safe, loving home where we can educate, empower, and give respect back to those who so desperately need it.

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On Saturday, May 31, 2014, we will be holding a Fund Raising Walk-a-Thon in five locations throughout South Jersey.  All benefits from this event will be used towards operation expenses for the moms and babies in our Riverside home.  Registration will begin at 8:30 AM with the walk beginning at 9:00 AM.   The five locations for the Walk-a-Thon are: 

Burlington County- Memorial Park, Cinnaminson, NJ
2300 Block, Lenola Road, Cinnaminson, NJ

Burlington County- Laurel Acres Park, Mt. Laurel, NJ
1045 S. Church St., Mt. Laurel, NJ

Gloucester County- James G. Atkinson Memorial Park, Hurffville, NJ
138 Bethel Mill Rd, Hurffville, NJ

Cape May County- Wildwood Boardwalk
E. Burke Ave & Boardwalk (1 Block S. of Convention Center)

Camden County- Cooper River Park, Pennsauken
N. Park Dr (Near Columbus Statue, East of Lobster Trap Parking Lot)

If you would like more information about Good Counsel – South Jersey, or other sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, please contact JoAnne DiNoia at 609-387-2928 or email her at  joann_dinoia@goodcounselhomes.org.  You can also visit our website www.goodcounselhomes.org.

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