Homeless for the Holidays

Posted by | November 13, 2018 | News | No Comments

For mothers and babies in need, you are their family this Thanksgiving!

For many of the young mothers I meet, Thanksgiving is a painful reminder of family who aren’t there for them and friends who’ve turned their backs.  Ashley knows this pain all too well. Family, friends, even her baby’s father, abandoned her when they learned she was pregnant. With nowhere else to turn, she gave birth to her daughter Maddie while living in a homeless shelter.

And you know what happened next, the shelter turned them out because it wasn’t equipped to care for babies.

It is only because of friends like you that I can welcome moms and their babies at Good Counsel. The next mom in desperate need could arrive at any moment. Would you please send a special Thanksgiving gift today?

Your gift will slip an encouraging arm around the shoulders of a hurting young woman, like Ashley, shut out by her own family and friends simply because she’s going to have a baby.

I’m asking you in the same spirit that the apostle Paul wrote to his friends,

“You are being enriched in every way for all generosity, which through us produces thanksgiving to God. For the administration of this public service is not only supplying the needs of the holy ones, but is also overflowing in many acts of thanksgiving to God” (2 Corinthians 9:11-12).

It is true. On that special day, I know every mom at Good Counsel’s table will whisper a prayer of thanks for you, celebrating the miracle of life.

Come Thanksgiving, as you prepare to celebrate with those you love, I hope you can also celebrate a newborn baby, a baby who is alive today because you were there for its mother through your support of Good Counsel.




Christopher Bell

Reach a frightened, hopeless young mother & transform her life today!





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