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March 2015 - Good Counsel

Former Good Counsel Baby Now a Superhero!

Posted by | Mar 31, 2015 | No Comments

It’s hard to believe spring is finally here… soon we’ll all be complaining about how hot it is. When it was back-to-school time, we checked in with Molly and her daughter Ariana. Molly is an Exodus Mom, who came to the door of our Staten Island home on the run from an abusive relationship, and 7 months pregnant. We were so happy to tell you about their new life and that Ariana was starting kindergarten! Read More

South Jersey Soiree a Success Thanks to You!

Posted by | Mar 31, 2015 | No Comments

Father Joe Szolack, Pastor of Infant Jesus Parish, and the St. Margaret’s Knights of Columbus Council hosted the Good Counsel Riverside Home Annual Dinner Dance and Basket Fundraiser on Saturday, March 28th in Woodbury Heights.

Food, beverages, and music began flowing at 6:00 sharp as our supporters started to arrive. Excitement was building while our guests perused the soon-to-be raffled gift baskets stuffed with home delights, theater tickets, gift certificates, sports packages, golf clubs, designer handbags, jewelry, a home computer – the list went on and on. Read More

Would your COO do this?

Posted by | Mar 31, 2015 | No Comments

Is it okay to say that winter is officially over and we are done with snow? Are we in the clear?  I hope so!

During one of the most recent snowstorms, it was discovered that one of our Good Counsel children was out of diapers. We have many generous individuals and groups that donate diapers over the course of a year, but our children go through them very fast. In this specific case the child needed a size 6 diaper, which none of the local stores carried.

Sandra Jones, Good Counsel’s Chief Operational Officer, was in the home at the time and declared that Good Counsel will always meet the needs of its children! Read More

You Did It! Thank you!

Posted by | Mar 19, 2015 | No Comments

HC graphic 3.18We’ve had a very rough winter here in the northeast and hopefully we’ve seen the last of it.  Thank you to all of our Good Counsel supporters. Because of you, we are able to pay our  extraordinary heating bills and keep our homes warm and cozy for our mothers, babies, children, and hardworking staff! Actually – you went above & beyond because we surpassed our $8,400 goal. To date, we have received $10,321!

God bless you!  Please, let us thank you with prayers – click here to let us know of any intentions you have and our Good Counsel family will pray for you every day through Lent.

“Keys to Celebrate Life” to Benefit Good Counsel Staten Island

Posted by | Mar 17, 2015 | No Comments

One of our goals for 2015, our 30th Anniversary year, is to re-open our Staten Island home. It is necessary to meet the need of homeless mothers and children in that area. Last week we invited you to enjoy some delicious food at “A Taste for Life.” This week, we invite you to enjoy some beautiful music! In honor of St. Joseph’s Feast Day, Pianist, Father Denis G. Wilde, OSA, will perform at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church on Staten Island. Read More

Good Counsel Turns 30

Posted by | Mar 10, 2015 | One Comment

On March 10, 1985, invoking the patronage of Mary, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR, and Christopher Bell opened Good Counsel’s first door to homeless, pregnant mothers in need in Hoboken, New Jersey.

  • In the last 30 years Good Counsel has…
  • Had approximately 900 babies born
  • Ministered to 6,230 resident mothers
  • Provided more than 600,000 nights of shelter
  • Counseled 30,000 over the 24/7 National Helpline
  • Assisted in the establishment of 9 maternity homes in 8 states

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Dining, Dancing & Baskets to Benefit South Jersey Home – Update on Tickets!

Posted by | Mar 9, 2015 | No Comments

Our Annual Dinner Dance, Buffet, and Basket Fundraiser will be Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Infant Jesus Parish, in the gym of St. Margaret’s School, Woodbury Heights, NJ from 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Enjoy an all-you-can eat buffet of authentic Italian cuisine from Botto’s Italian Line Restaurant.  While eating, enjoy the musical stylings of D.J. John Childress. There will be fabulous gift baskets to win as well as a 50/50 raffle.  All proceeds will benefit the mothers and babies of Good Counsel Homes in Riverside. Read More


Posted by | Mar 5, 2015 | No Comments


Good Counsel Homes Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Mass and Complimentary Luncheon on March 21, 2015

Hoboken, NJ: This month Good Counsel Homes celebrates 30 years of ministry and outreach to homeless pregnant mothers and children.  In gratitude to God and all of our supporters, we will have a Mass of Thanksgiving followed by a complimentary luncheon.

The Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM inside the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge Street, Newark, New Jersey, 07104.  All are welcome. Read More

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