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Tricia A. Christ, Author at Good Counsel

“If you really loved me,” Francoise was told, “you’d have an abortion.”

Posted by | Feb 20, 2019 | No Comments

On Monday, February 18, 2019, Cardinal Dolan held a press conference to spread a message of hope for any pregnant woman in New York.  Cardinal Dolan said, “we are here to do all in our power to assist you so that you never feel that abortion is your only option. We are here to help.”

Women like Francoise who arrived at Good Counsel just in time!

Francoise was born in Rwanda and raised in Belgium.  She came to the United States a few years ago to visit her sister.  She came back a second time to begin a new life here in New York.  She had found a job but keeping a job was difficult, and at one point she was working three jobs. Read More

Join Us this Lent on the Journey to Infinite Mercy

Posted by | Feb 18, 2019 | No Comments

Join Us as We Strive to Give Our Hearts to Jesus During this Lenten Season

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Good Counsel will once again offer a free Lenten series called, “The Journey to Infinite Mercy.” Sign up today, and each day of Lent we’ll email you a message that contains the readings of the day, an inspiring reflection, and a short prayer in preparation for Our Lord’s Easter Resurrection.

Along with these reflections, we’ll also invite you each day to send us your prayer requests. Your prayer requests can be made anonymously if you wish so that we can pray for you.

Sign up now and don’t miss a day of His abundant graces this Lent. Allow His merciful invitation to change your heart!

Meet Angela, a Shining Example of What Love Can Do

Posted by | Jan 30, 2019 | No Comments

Angela and her daughter, Maite, beautifully exemplify the mission of Good Counsel! Angela has been a resident of Good Counsel for about a year and a half.  It is a bit longer than the average stay of most of the mothers we serve, but Angela came to us under dire circumstances at just 19-years-old with her newborn baby girl, Maite.

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Grateful for Good Counsel, Leah tells the crowd, “I am not a statistic.”

Posted by | Jan 25, 2019 | No Comments

On December 10, 2018, at the Father Benedict Groeschel Annual Award Dinner, there was dining and dancing and celebration.  One very special guest was at the dinner for an important reason.  Leah Marquis, along with her daughter Skylar, was there to bravely speak to the roomful of people about what Good Counsel has meant to her.  Standing right by her side were Tatyana & Dominque, two of the staff members who had been with her since she arrived at Good Counsel.

Leah began by telling how she found out she was pregnant and what happened next. “I didn’t tell my parents at first out of fear. At the end of February, I was at school and I called my parents to tell them I didn’t feel well. My mom suddenly asked me ‘are you pregnant?’ My answer was ‘yes.’ When I got home, I was told I either had to have an abortion or get out.”  Those were Leah’s options – abortion or being homeless… Read More

Please Welcome Good Counsel’s 1st Baby of 2019!

Posted by | Jan 22, 2019 | No Comments

And the count is on! In 2018, 51 babies were born into the Good Counsel family, that’s almost a baby a week!  Baby Boy Ren, born on January 17, 2019, resets the baby count to 1 for 2019.  At birth, Ren weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches long.  Ren and his mom are doing well and bonding.  2019 will be an awesome year for them!

If you haven’t already, make sure you subscribe to our emails so you don’t miss out on any breaking baby news in 2019! Read More

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A Baby a Week in 2018!

Posted by | Jan 17, 2019 | No Comments

The numbers are in! There were fifty-one, that’s 51, babies born at Good Counsel in 2018!  We averaged one baby, one life, one soul – a week! How amazing is that?

Not only did 51 babies arrive in 2018 – but 51 moms had the full support of Good Counsel before, during, and after having their baby.  Some moms come to us just a few weeks along in their pregnancy.  Others arrive just in time for their baby to be born!

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How’s Your Advent Going? It’s not too late to join us on The Journey Toward Light

Posted by | Dec 12, 2018 | No Comments

It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle at this time of year, and it’s too easy to forget that we should be preparing ourselves for the greatest gift of all!  It’s not too late to sign up for Good Counsel’s 4th Advent Reflection Series, “The Journey Toward Light.”  A daily reflection based on the day’s readings will be emailed to you each day of Advent.  Written by Good Counsel staff, we hope to offer a few minutes of solace and prayer in your busy day. There is also the opportunity to send us your prayer intentions and our Good Counsel family will remember your request throughout this Advent and Christmas season. Read More

Thankful for Home, Family, & YOU on Thanksgiving

Posted by | Dec 10, 2018 | No Comments

All of the Good Counsel homes were bustling on Thanksgiving Day with a whole lot of cooking, decorating, staff, volunteers, moms, babies, children, and visitors!  The day was filled with love and faith.  We are thankful for the generous financial and prayerful support of the Good Counsel family without whom our door could not be open for any homeless, pregnant mother in need.  Enjoy the smiling faces you helped to bring about! Read More

Get to Know Our Honoree – A Q&A with Fr. Gerald Murray

Posted by | Dec 4, 2018 | No Comments

The 2018 Annual Award Dinner is a little over a week away, but there is still time to get your ticket for what is sure to be a fantastic evening celebrating life!

We are delighted to have as the Father Benedict Groeschel Award Honoree, The Reverend Gerald E. Murray, JCD, Pastor of The Church of the Holy Family, New York City.  You may already know Fr. Murray from his appearances as a commentator on religious topics on various television and radio outlets, including EWTN, Fox News, MSNBC, Relevant Radio, and the Voice of America.

However, before the Award Dinner on December 10th, we wanted to get to know Father Murray a little better and share what we learned with you!  Please enjoy our conversation with Father Murray as he talks about his connection to Good Counsel homes. Read More

5 Ways to Give to Good Counsel on Giving Tuesday

Posted by | Nov 26, 2018 | No Comments

Good Counsel is joining thousands of non-profit organizations around the country for #GivingTuesday.  Christmas is about giving.  God gave His greatest gift and in turn wants us to reflect His nature and be generous. Give, because He gave…

We invite you to read about our mothers and babies and their successes and about what we do here at Good Counsel.   We then ask that you pray about it and give generously during #GivingTuesday.

Here are 5 ways you can give to Good Counsel in support of our mission… Read More

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