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You’re Invited! Good Counsel’s Annual Charity Ball for Life 2017

Posted by | Apr 20, 2017 | No Comments

Good Counsel’s Annual Charity Ball for Life 2017
Celebrating 32 Years of Good Counsel’s Service for Mothers and Babies
Honoring Monica Morales

Always a magical evening, the Annual Charity Ball for Life is an opportunity to celebrate life, love, and hope.  For 32 years, Good Counsel has served homeless, pregnant mothers and their babies with an open door and a loving welcome. Read More

prolife, babies, mothers, maternity home, abortion, crisis pregnancy

Welcome Baby Zealand, Good Counsel’s 1,056th Baby!

Posted by | Apr 20, 2017 | No Comments

Baby boy Zealand was born on April 8, 2017 and he is the 1,056th baby born into the Good Counsel family.

Zealand was born at 10:49 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and he was 19 1/2 inches long.  He and his mom, Lakeshia, are home and getting to know one another.  Thanks to you,  Lakeshia was surrounded by love and support throughout her pregnancy and delivery.   Each new life reignites hope and zeal for the mission and ministry of helping homeless, pregnant mothers in need. Read More

Baby Boys Times Two on the Same Day!

Posted by | Apr 5, 2017 | No Comments

Good Counsel’s 1,051st & 1,052nd babies were born on the same day!

Both bouncing baby boys arrived on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  First to arrive was baby Noah.  Noah was born at 11:27 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces.  Noah and his mom, Ashli, are doing great at home, bonding, and getting to know one another.

Very soon after the news of Noah came in, the Bronx home reported that baby Barry had arrived at 12:35 p.m.  Barry weighed in at 6 pounds, 14 ounces.  He and his mom did great and were discharged to home on St. Patrick’s day. Read More

A Musical Journey Through His Final Days for Lent

Posted by | Mar 28, 2017 | No Comments

Suite Inspirations, a professional group of musicians will present an awe inspiring musical journey through the final days of Jesus’ earthly life.  The concert will be held at Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish, Our Lady of Lourdes Church,  500 Greentree Road, Glassboro, New Jersey.

The concert will take place April 2, 2017, 7:00pm.  A free will offering will be accepted at the end of the presentation to benefit the mothers and babies of Good Counsel Homes, Riverside. Read More

Baby Girl Le’ani is Good Counsel’s 1,050th Baby!

Posted by | Mar 14, 2017 | One Comment

Baby girl Le’ani arrived on Monday, March 11, 2017.  Her arrival marks an important milestone  as she is the 1,050th baby born into the Good Counsel family.

Le’ani was born at 9:36 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long.  Her mom, Amanda, expressed how grateful she was to have Staten Island House Manager, Omayra Rivera, with her for the labor and delivery.  Good Counsel mothers are never alone in their journey. They are continually surrounded by love and support while they carry their child and when the time comes to give birth.  Afterwards, the new mothers and their babies stay sometimes for up to a year at Good Counsel to make sure that when they leave, they are well prepared, strong, and confident for what comes next. Read More

prolife, events, babies, mothers, homeless, south jersey

The Best Basket Bonanza Ever!

Posted by | Mar 9, 2017 | No Comments

St. Margaret’s Gym at Infant Jesus Parish was buzzing with excitement on February 4th. At 6:00 p.m. the doors opened and over 200 people excitedly filled the room ready for a night of dinner and dancing, but the highlight would be the fast-paced basket raffle. There were many, many happy winners of bountiful and unique baskets filled with rounds of golf, theater tickets, spa days, weekend getaways, gift cards, and more! Many thanks to Good Counsel Volunteer Lois Rishko for her tireless efforts in creating the basket displays.

Hosted by St. Margaret’s Knights of Columbus Council #13259, the Basket Bonanza has grown each year since it began and we hope and pray the growth will continue next year. The Knights from St. Margaret’s were indispensable and worked non-stop setting up the venue, the dinner buffet, and ensuring that the evening ran smoothly and efficiently from beginning to end. Read More

It’s a girl & a girl & a boy & another girl!

Posted by | Mar 8, 2017 | 3 Comments

Life is celebrated every day at Good Counsel, but the last week or so has really been cause for celebration as it seems there has been a baby boom!

Babies 1045, 1046, 1047, and 1048 all decided to arrive within days of each other and all at different homes.  Good Counsel is blessed to support these mothers as they carried their precious children and will continue to love and support these special women as they return back home to bond and learn to care for their tiny bundle of joy. Read More

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Highlights from our House Managers

Posted by | Feb 22, 2017 | No Comments

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

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