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September 2016 - Good Counsel

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Abortion & Politics

Posted by | Sep 27, 2016 | No Comments

Since 1973, close to 60 million abortions have occurred in the United States. We all know someone touched by abortion, whether we realize it or not. These women and men are our friends, our mothers, fathers, our aunts, uncles, our siblings, our co-workers, even our grandparents. They are everywhere. They are in our workplaces, our social circles, and our families. They are sitting on the couch next to us, and yet, no one is speaking to them. Abortion is treated as an “issue” instead of a very personal experience that has impacted millions of lives.
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Girl Scout Goes for Gold at Good Counsel

Posted by | Sep 22, 2016 | No Comments

Gold Star Fitness Comes to Good Counsel Riverside

Christine Adams, currently a senior at Bishop Eustace Prep in Pennsauken, NJ, was in pursuit of the Girl Scout’s Gold Award.  The Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting with just 5.4% of eligible Girl Scouts successfully earning the award. According to the Girl Scout website, “the prestigious award challenges young women to change the world – or at least their corner of it.”

Already a volunteer babysitter at Good Counsel’s Riverside home, Christine recognized a need that she could help meet with her project.  After discussing her idea with Allyson DeSante, House Manager, Christine, an avid athlete, decided to bring her passion for fitness to the moms at Good Counsel. July 2016 was dubbed “Fitness Month” in South Jersey and Christine got to work, reaching out to several fitness experts in the area to present a series of classes for the moms in residence. The goal of her project was to encourage Good Counsel moms to incorporate physical fitness into their daily lives and educate them on different types of exercise. Rebecca Furrer, Physical Therapist, and Barbara Agurkis, Physical Therapist Assistant, from Strive PT, facilitated the first session where they spoke about the benefits of exercises, and then demonstrated warm up and cool down exercises.


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What’s the Good News from Good Counsel?

Posted by | Sep 21, 2016 | No Comments

Once a week our house managers and administrative personnel meet via teleconference to share the news from each Good Counsel home.  It’s a productive time where joys, sorrows, and challenges are shared and accomplishments are celebrated.  It offers the chance to collaborate, share positive outcomes, and ask for prayers.  The highlights from just one weekly call offer both a broad and intricate picture of our mission statement in action.

In Spring Valley… Read More

Become A Life Partner of Good Counsel

Posted by | Sep 20, 2016 | No Comments

We need your partnership!

Starting your charter membership today, as a new Life Partner of Good Counsel will transform the life of a mother and child… every month.

You are truly a Life Partner.

You’ve partnered with me in this ministry to mothers and babies. You’ve invested in life, giving desperate mothers a way to say “yes” to life for their babies. Read More

All of her possessions fit inside one trash bag…

Posted by | Sep 14, 2016 | No Comments

An ordinary, everyday trash bag for a suitcase.

pregnant, homeless, crisis pregnancy, children, babies, prolife, year of mercy, works of mercy, donation, help, hope, new lifeWhen Cindy’s stepfather threw her out late that night, it was all she had to use. Filled with her most critical possessions a change of clothes, a few hygiene items, a photo, a keepsake she was out on the street.

By God’s grace, Cindy found Good Counsel. Your love met her when she walked through these doors. Your generosity enabled Good Counsel to take her trash bag and replace it with all the necessities of life, a home full of love, and hope for the future. Read More

Everything is New for the 10th Annual Banquet in South Jersey!

Posted by | Sep 14, 2016 | No Comments

sj-invite-2Good Counsel, South Jersey, invites you to the 10th Annual Fundraising Banquet on a NEW day and at a NEW location!

Please join us on Thursday, October 27, at 6:00 p.m. at The Merion, 1901 Route 130, Cinnaminson,NJ.   It promises to be an enjoyable evening celebrating life, love, and hope with our beautiful mothers and babies, faithful supporters and donors, staff and volunteers.  We are pleased to have Father Robert Hughes, Vicar General of the Diocese of Camden as our keynote speaker.  Be inspired by one mother’s own story of how she journeyed from pregnant and homeless with nowhere to go to finding hope at the open door of our Good Counsel home.

The evening begins with hors-d’oeuvres at 6:00 p.m., followed by a delicious sit-down dinner with several entree choices such as Chicken Rosa, Chateaubriand, or Fillet of Scottish Salmon.  Reserved seating is available for tables of ten.  To reserve your table or for additional information, contact Mary Ann Lorimer via email at or by phone at 215-989-0021.

The event is “free” but opportunities to give will be presented during the evening. For sponsorship opportunities, contact JoAnn DiNoia via email at or by phone at 609-387-2928. Call today and reserve your table! We look forward to seeing you!

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Don’t delay – reserve your table today!  We look forward to seeing you!



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Join us on Staten Island for the 24th Annual Communion Lunch!

Posted by | Sep 12, 2016 | No Comments

Please join Good Counsel’s Twenty-Fourth Annual Communion Lunch on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 366 Watchogue Road, Staten Island, New York 10314.

staten island, prolife, events, crisis pregnancy, homeless, maternity home, charity, year of mercyChristopher Bell and the Board of Directors invite you to celebrate the successful re-opening of Good Counsel’s Staten Island Home for homeless, pregnant, mothers. Because of you, this awesome occasion will be gratefully celebrated with Mass at 11:00 a.m. and lunch at 12:00 p.m.  We are honored to have Rev. Monsignor Peter Finn as our guest speaker and Honoree.

It is sure to be a glorious event celebrating faith, hope, and love.


Please RSVP for lunch by October 12th. Tickets are $20 per person.  For further information or to RSVP, please call Dawn Brown at 718-619-1978 or Silvana Cowden at 201-795-0637.

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We Are Here to Help, Anytime, Anywhere – and now Online!

Posted by | Sep 8, 2016 | One Comment

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Crisis Pregnancy Help website for homeless, pregnant, mothers in search of assistance.  The amount of calls to our 24-Hour helpline have increased exponentially.  Offering an online resource allows us to reach even more women in need.  Won’t you please help spread the word about this valuable resource for women in need, no matter where they live, so that we can assist them in any way possible?

At the new Crisis Pregnancy website, a mother in need can find the answers to some questions she may be worried about.  Sometimes, it takes a little more information, and a lot of courage, to take the next best step to a new life with their baby.  Questions like… Read More

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