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Tricia A. Christ, Author at Good Counsel

Happy Father’s Day from Good Counsel

Posted by | Jun 15, 2019 | No Comments

At Good Counsel, we appreciate the many fathers who lovingly sacrifice to build healthy families and to help their local community.

Stable families headed by father and a mother are the bedrock of a healthy society.  Caring for homeless, single mothers, and their children are at the heart of the Good Counsel mission.  Sadly, the fathers of the children entrusted to our care are most often absent from their lives, or worse, abusive and violent.  Witnessing the absence of these fathers, however, does shine a light on the many fine men who support our work.  In essence, they are current day St. Joseph’s, foster fathers to our children, providing for the needs of the women and babies in our care with financial and spiritual support.  Witnessing these good fathers can help to break the cycle of single motherhood by offering an example of what a good father is and does. Read More

Save the NEW DATE for the Good Counsel South Jersey Banquet!

Posted by | Jun 14, 2019 | No Comments

NEW DATE! Take note; the South Jersey Banquet is a month earlier this year!

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6:00 p.m. Lucien’s Manor, 81 W White Horse Pike Berlin, NJ 08009.  Join us in the La Grande Ballroom for exquisite hors’ d-oeuvres and a delicious sit-down dinner.

This annual celebration of life and love benefits Good Counsel’s home for homeless, pregnant mothers in Riverside.  We have such wonderful news to share – you don’t want to miss it.  Come and meet some of the moms and babies who benefit from your support every day and listen to their success stories first hand! Read More

New & Exciting Milestones for Abigal & Arionnah

Posted by | Jun 10, 2019 | No Comments

Exodus Mom, Abigal, is on the move to greater things – literally!

Abigal’s continued success is an inspiration to all of us here at Good Counsel.  The journey she and her now 2-year-old daughter, Arionnah, are on is an edifying reminder of why we are so grateful for our friends and supporters who make stories like Abigal’s a reality.  You may have met Abigal at the 2019 Ball for Life and listened to her tell her story.  If you weren’t able to attend the Ball, please click here to watch her speech. Read More

Baby Boy Emmanuel Just Couldn’t Wait to See the World!

Posted by | May 28, 2019 | No Comments

Please join us in welcoming Good Counsel’s 1,179th baby since 1985!  Baby boy Emmanuel couldn’t wait for his due date, so he decided to come a little early at only 36 weeks, on May 21, 2019.  But his early arrival has not set him back at all, and he has kept up with maintaining his body temperature and sugar levels, so he’s doing great!  His mom, Nicole, is also doing well and is very happy to be able to embrace her son “with all the love, care, and support of her family and Good Counsel.

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There is Hope & Healing After Abortion – For Everyone

Posted by | May 28, 2019 | No Comments

Abortion is an insidious trauma, often causing lifetime damage to the post-abortive woman.  Abortion pain, regret, and trauma, however, do reach beyond the woman who has had an abortion.  More and more men are stepping forward looking for help and hope in processing their lost fatherhood due to abortion, whether they were part of the decision making, or perhaps coerced a woman to have an abortion.  There are also men suffering who had no idea until after the abortion was procured that they even had a son or daughter on the way.  Recently, it has become clear that siblings of aborted babies suffer as well; often, they are confused, hurt, and possibly angry.

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Thanks to You, Life May Bloom

Posted by | May 10, 2019 | No Comments

The 2019 Ball for Life was a smashing success!

The evening began with a Mass for Life at St Patrick’s Cathedral at 5:00 after which everyone headed to The Racquet & Tennis Club.  After posing on the red carpet for the Good Counsel paparazzi– our guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvre and perused the always popular jewelry auction.

After a delicious dinner, it was time to honor Dr. Anne Nolte, Co-Founder of the Gianna Center for Women’s Health and Fertility, who spoke about Advocating for Life, in Word and Deed.

The heart and highlight of the evening, however, was when Exodus Mom, Abigail, told the story of her journey to Good Counsel, while those in the audience hung on her every word. Read More

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Good Friday With Father Benedict

Posted by | Apr 18, 2019 | No Comments

Dear Friend,

Several years ago, Good Counsel had the opportunity to chat with Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR, about several things including one of his favorite days of the year, Good Friday.

Father Benedict spent many years preaching at Good Friday Services but, as his health began to fade he was no longer able to do so.

Here in the last Good Friday reflection Father Benedict would make before his death in 2014. In it, Good Counsel’s co-founder speaks about the importance of this day and how appreciative he is of all who support the work of Good Counsel. Read More

Springtime Brings Babies!

Posted by | Apr 18, 2019 | No Comments

It’s been relatively quiet around the Good Counsel homes lately as far as baby announcements, but it seems that’s about to change quickly! On Tuesday, April 16th, we welcomed Baby Girl Victoria, the 7th baby born at Good Counsel in 2019, but she’s the 1,171th baby we’ve welcomed since opening our doors in 1985.  Beautiful Victoria is a petite 6 pounds 7 ounces.  She and her mom are doing very well!  If you haven’t already, make sure you subscribe to our emails, so you don’t miss out on any breaking baby news to come! Read More

24 Hours from Homeless to Home

Posted by | Apr 2, 2019 | No Comments

Janay was 24-years-old, pregnant, and trying to care for her two older daughters on her own.  Because she was also homeless, she went to the Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (“PATH”) office.  To be accepted into a shelter or receive services, a person has to apply, meet a long list of criteria, prove that they have no one else who can help them including family members or friends who might have room but also pose a danger to a pregnant woman with two small children.  On its website PATH describes the process in part… Read More

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