As we begin our 2017 Lenten journey with Ash Wednesday, it is important to realize what many have previously stated; the most arduous struggle one takes in life, and the one that may take the longest amount of time, is the interior journey from the head to the heart. Read More
February 2017 - Good Counsel
Each week, House Managers from our homes gather together on a teleconference to share what’s going on in their home, with their moms, and babies. Some may have the misconception that Good Counsel is a shelter for homeless, pregnant woman, but it’s so, so much more. It’s truly a home, providing love, support, encouragement, and resources so each woman gets what she needs to make a better life for herself and her family. The circumstances that lead them to our door are sometimes hard to hear… and sometimes miraculous, getting to us just in time.
Just a little bit of what’s going on at Good Counsel homes this week… Read More
Don’t miss this year’s From the Heart Dinner Dance!
From the Heart will give you an opportunity to celebrate Life with a loved one and best of all, support the life-saving work of Good Counsel homes as we enter our 31st year serving homeless pregnant women and their children. Read More
Happy Birthday Isabella!
On Sunday, February 12th, baby Isabella made her entrance into the world. Isbaella is the 1,044th baby born into the Good Counsel family. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Mom and baby are home and doing well at the moment, getting to know one another. Please pray for Isabella and her mom. Read More
Please join us as we strive to give our hearts to Jesus during this Lenten Season.
Beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 1st, Good Counsel will offer a free Lenten devotional series entitled, Come Back to Me with All Your Heart.
Each day you will receive an email that contains a free daily devotion, spiritual reflection, or short prayer to accompany you as you prepare for Our Lord’s Easter Resurrection.
Lent is a time of compassion, mercy, and serving. Our Lord calls us to a ministry of “bringing the afflicted and the homeless into your house” (Isaiah 58:7 NAB). And I have committed Good Counsel to that!
Here, a mother in need will find a warm and safe place, nutritious meals, and the tools and support she needs to become a great mother. Any time. Day or night. Right now, in the dead of winter, there is a mother alone on the streets. No family. No friends. No support. No place to live. And she’s pregnant.
She thinks she only has one option: abortion. Read More
Moving from “choice” to what they consider an “absolute good,” rare is deleted from the dialogue and abortion without limitation is the goal society must now accept. They think that by injecting humor, abortion will somehow not be the violent killing of an unborn child. Like slight of hand in a magic trick, NARAL aims to divert our attention from the truth, but it does not work.
Last week I posted an important message about Good Counsel’s 2017 Winter Heating Appeal. Thankfully, a number of generous donors gave right away, but I’m sorry to say we’re still short of our $8,250 campaign goal by more than $6,000.
Since the northeast is known to often have dangerously cold nights, putting the lives of many destitute mothers and their unborn babies at risk, Good Counsel continues its unwavering commitment to say YES to any pregnant mother in dire need. Read More
Happy Birthday Semiah!
On Sunday, January 29, 2017, a baby girl was born to her mother, Joi (pronounced “Joy”). Semiah, the 1,042nd baby born into the Good Counsel family, arrived at 8:02 p.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches long. Delivered by emergency C-Section, she and her mom are now at home in the Bronx home and getting to know one another. They are doing very well at the moment and we humbly ask for your prayers for this new little family. Read More