Tricia A. Christ, Author at Good Counsel
With great joy and gratitude, Christopher Bell and the Board of Directors invite you to Good Counsel’s Twenty-Fifth Annual Communion Lunch for the benefit of mothers and babies on Staten Island. Join us on Saturday, November 11, 2017, St. Joseph’s Church, 266 Tompkins Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305. Mass at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. across the street in the school hall.
We are blessed to have The Most Reverend Bishop Peter Byrne, Archdiocese of New York, as this year’s honoree. Read More
Good Counsel is blessed by donors near and far who generously support our ministry in traditional fundraising ways like events, walks, dinners, and even formal galas. But lately we’ve noticed that others are fundraising for Good Counsel on their own!
We are so grateful for these inspiring, creative people who have raised funds in fun and unique ways. We wanted to share their ideas and some others with you if you would like to help homeless, pregnant mothers take the next best step in life. Read More
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
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
21-year-old Michelle is an inspiration. The 1,200 mile journey that brought her to Good Counsel did not dampen her determination. Now, her perseverance is paying off!
Michelle was living in Florida with the father of her baby, Laylaniz, who was born in May. Sadly, and all too common with the women we serve, Michelle’s living situation became violent and she had to flee for the safety of herself and her baby girl. She finally made it to her mother’s home in New Jersey. However, because her mother lives in a 55+ community, Michelle’s time there was limited. Now what? Read More
All of our homes have been a flurry of excitement as of late. From the baby boom down at Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast to the five local homes here in the north, baby blessings abound!
Please welcome baby girl Xanitah, who just happens to be the 1,082nd (!) baby born into the Good Counsel family. Her mom, K’Shonna, is a resident at one of our New York homes. Xanitah was born on August 21st at 3:42 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Mom and baby are doing very well, bonding, and getting to know one another. Wait until you see how cute she is!
Good Counsel Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast is filled with life, love, and babies! So many babies!
Mary’s Shelter recently marked the one year anniversary of its opening for homeless, pregnant mothers in the Gulf Coast area. The home was at full capacity in a very short time. The Mary’s Shelter House Manager recently reported that she had six (6!) pregnant mothers all due within weeks of each other in June and July.
And then the babies came! Read More
Erin is one energetic young lady! Her time at Good Counsel has been a flurry of activity, making sure she does all she can to create a stable, independent environment for herself and her baby who was due on July 22nd. She very much enjoys going through all of the programs that Good Counsel has offered her, including life skills classes and preparation for job seeking after her baby is born. Erin showed no signs of slowing down as her due date approached. She didn’t slow down after her baby decided that July 22 was not going to be her birthday either! Read More
Zachariah decided to arrive in serious dramatic fashion on July 10th at 4:48 a.m. At just 29 weeks, mom Erica, required an emergency C-section for the health and safety of both mom and baby. Zachariah arrived weighing just 1 pound, 10 ounces and was 16 inches long. He was quickly moved to the NICU. We asked for prayers on social media and the response was overwhelming – thank you! Read More