We love to talk about our Good Counsel Homes being just that, a home, and not just a shelter. The women who come to our door do need shelter first and foremost. Some have been homeless for a while and some just for a few days – but one day homeless is a day too many for a frightened, young, pregnant woman. The women who come to our door need more than a roof over their head. They need love, understanding, guidance, prayer, and support. Our staff works tirelessly to provide all of this and so much more to each and every woman who comes to stay at Good Counsel. Read More
July 2014 - Good Counsel
Update: This episode of Sunday Night Prime is now online and can be viewed here.
Be sure to tune in to EWTN on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM to see our very own Christopher Bell on Sunday Night Prime with Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR. Fr. Andrew and Chris sat down at the TV studio on the campus of St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York to talk about prolife issues and discuss the bold words Pope Francis has been speaking about abortion and protecting poor children. Read More
Do you know what, if any, legal protection there is for unborn children in your state? Often, it takes a tragedy to bring injustice to light.
Imagine leaving your last pre-natal appointment, ready to have your little guy at any moment, only to be struck by a repeat drunk driver and have the impact kill your 8 pound, 2 ounce baby. Imagine the heartbreak of having to take apart your baby’s crib, knowing that your child never got to use it.
Now imagine being told that because he didn’t take a breath, your son was NOT a ‘person’ and therefore got no legal protection at all. Read More
Geez – half way through 2014 already? Doesn’t it seem as though we were just all bundled up in layers and layers of clothes and complaining about the cold, wind, and snow? Yet, here we are in the middle of July! It’s been a beautiful summer so far – hot, but not too hot!
Making this summer even more beautiful are the 20 perfect babies that we’ve been blessed with here at Good Counsel. Read More
“Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey. To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments which explain everything; rather, his response is that of an accompanying presence, a history of goodness which touches every story of suffering and opens up a ray of light.” Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith), 29 June 2013, Pope Francis
Abortion has ended over 55 million lives since Roe vs. Wade. Do you know someone who is suffering from a past abortion? Statistically, you likely know more than a few. The fact is that abortion hurts everyone. But, there is hope. There is healing. God, who is all merciful, offers forgiveness and healing for everyone. Sometimes, all it takes is a little light to show them the way. Read More
“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”
On the first Thursday of every other month, the Pajama Group visits our Good Counsel Home in Harrison, New York. Also known as DayStar, our home in Harrison is a specialized residence for moms who have mental illness and who may also be dual diagnosed with an addiction. The Pajama Group is part of the Pajama Program, a non-profit organization that provides new pajamas and new books to children in need. Read More
We talk a lot on Viaduct about how good old fashioned word of mouth helps to get Good Counsel’s name and mission out there. It’s been proven time and again that the more people who know about Good Counsel, the more people help Good Counsel. And when we get help, we can help more mothers and babies in need. Read More
When a woman has nowhere to lay her head at night except a metal chair inside of a laundromat, figuring out how to cut through the red tape necessary to find shelter isn’t what she dreams about. If that same woman is also pregnant, consider the red tape doubled. Read More