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September 2017 - Good Counsel

Say Hello to Baby 1,088 & 1,089!

Posted by | Sep 19, 2017 | No Comments

2 Bronx Babies born 8 minutes apart at 2 different hospitals!

We talk a lot about how Good Counsel isn’t just a shelter, it’s a home.  We also talk a lot about how the mothers, babies, staff, and volunteers are like a family, often times a very tight-knit family.

That closeness was illustrated at the Bronx home on September 7th as two moms went into labor at the same time! Each mom was transported to the hospital – but not the same hospital.  Once they arrived at different hospitals, they gave birth to their babies within 8 minutes of each other! Read More

Malta House Boosts Outlook for Moms & Families through a new “Good Counsel” Collaboration

Posted by | Sep 12, 2017 | No Comments

A Fairfield County landmark giving hope to pregnant women for nearly two decades has entered a collaboration to expand and enhance its help for mothers and their babies.

Malta House, which opened in Norwalk in 1998 to feed and shelter homeless women from all backgrounds eager to keep their unborn children, today officially debuts a new collaboration that renames the home Good Counsel Malta House of Connecticut.

“We’ve formed a collaboration with Good Counsel maternity homes, already well respected in the tri-state area and beyond, to extend our community’s mission improving the lives of moms and infants,” said Kim Petrone, Chair of Malta House. Read More

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Urgent: Please help us prepare for moms & babies devastated by Hurricane Harvey

Posted by | Sep 5, 2017 | No Comments

I have an urgent message regarding Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Good Counsel Mary’s Shelter–our home in the Gulf Coast region.  As millions are affected by Hurricane Harvey, House Manager of Good Counsel’s Gulf Coast home, Linda Glover, says, “We are preparing for an influx of new residents from Texas and Louisiana. We are already over capacity, but I will not turn any pregnant mom away. I have gathered the roll-aways to place in the chapel, and we have pull-out sofa beds in the living room.” Read More

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