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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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Join Us for Good Counsel’s 4th Advent Reflection Series – The Journey Toward Light

Posted by | Nov 23, 2018 | No Comments

Let Us Prepare for Christ’s Coming!

Starting on Sunday, December 2nd, Good Counsel will offer a free Advent series entitled, “The Journey Toward Light.” Each day you will receive an email that contains a free daily devotional, spiritual reflection, or short prayer to accompany you as you prepare for Our Lord’s Coming.  If you’ve signed up for the Advent Series in the past, welcome back! If this is your first Advent Series with Good Counsel, welcome! Read More

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You did it! Grant matched! Thank you!

Posted by | Nov 16, 2018 | No Comments

Total Donations as of November 16, 2018 – $4,040!

We asked and wow did you respond! We are so very grateful for everyone who contributed toward the matching grant Good Counsel received from the William E. Simon Foundation.  The goal was $2,500 – but as of today, the moms and babies of Good Counsel will have $4,404 toward an enhanced and much-needed Work-Study Center!

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts & God bless you! Read More

Don’t Miss the 2018 Free Concert for Life!

Posted by | Nov 9, 2018 | No Comments

Christopher Bell & the Board of Directors of Good Counsel invite you to join them for “A Free Concert for Life,” to benefit the mothers and babies of Good Counsel’s Spring Valley Home.  We are pleased to have Howard T. Phillips Jr., Supervisor Town of Haverstraw, as The Guest of Honor. Please join us on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1:00 PM at The Marian Shrine, 174 Filors Lane, Stony Point, NY 10980. Read More

Not Fake News… but Baby News!

Posted by | Nov 9, 2018 | No Comments

Please say hello to Tesla! This beauty was born on October 28, 2018.  She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.  She and her mom are back at their Good Counsel home and are doing great bonding and getting to know one another.  It’s been very busy with babies around here the last few weeks!  Be sure to subscribe to our emails so you don’t miss out on any breaking baby news! Read More

Matching Grant Doubles Your Donation Toward Work-Study Center in the Bronx

Posted by | Nov 1, 2018 | No Comments

Double your donation!

Good Counsel’s mission is to ensure the mothers we serve will leave us and successfully take the next best step toward a new, stable life for themselves and their children.  Toward this goal, Good Counsel has always offered Life Skills classes, case management, and spiritual guidance to every mother in our care.  We now have a chance to “upgrade” what we can provide in our Bronx home with an enhanced and much-needed space – a Work-Study Center!

To kick off the project, the William E. Simon Foundation has graciously awarded Good Counsel a $2,500 matching grant! For every donation toward this campaign, Simon will match it up to $2,500, which means Good Counsel will receive $5,000 toward the new Work-Study Center! Read More

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Father Benedict Groeschel Award Dinner with the Papal Posse!

Posted by | Oct 22, 2018 | No Comments

The Prolife Event of the Season!

The Board of Directors and Christopher Bell cordially invite you to The Father Benedict Groeschel Annual Award Dinner on Monday, December 10, 2018, at The Union League Club, 38 East 37 Street, NY, NY.  The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 pm followed by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Please join us as we honor The Reverend Gerald E. Murray, JCD, Pastor of The Church of the Holy Family, New York City.  Fr. Murray has appeared as a commentator on religious topics on various television and radio outlets, including EWTN, EWTN Spanish, Fox News, Fox Business News, MSNBC, NY1, Radio Maria, Relevant Radio, Fox News Radio and the Voice of America.  It will be an inspiring evening with two special guest speakers, Raymond Arroyo, Host, EWTN, The World Over Live and Fox News Guest Contributor and Robert Royal, Editor-in-Chief, The Catholic Thing & President, Faith and Reason Institute.
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A Star is Born & Her Name is Lucille!

Posted by | Oct 12, 2018 | No Comments

Please say hello to the beautiful baby girl Lucille who was born on Monday, October 1, 2018.  What a great way to kick off Respect Life Month!  Lucille did arrive a little early, but she was ready for her close up.  Lucille weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce.  She and her mom, Danielle did just great, but Lucille had to have a short stay in the NICU to clear up some breathing issues.  We find ourselves in a bit of a baby boom, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.  Be sure to stay tuned for more baby news! Read More

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