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!
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!
These Mothers Need a Home!
Moms who turns to Good Counsel for help have exhausted every other option.
Laura’s story is another painful example.
She lost her job. Then she found out she was pregnant. When she couldn’t pay her rent, she was evicted. Most shocking of all, she asked her mother if she could move home. The heartbreaking answer: “Not if you’re pregnant!”Read More
The birth of a baby.
At the time they appeared to be another poor couple, without enough funds or influence to find decent lodging, or sympathy, because the young girl was pregnant, and so they wound up in a stable.
Today, we celebrate this poor, simple birth because we now know who this baby is: He is God With Us, Emmanuel, Jesus the Christ.
Because Our Almighty, Eternal, All Holy God, Three-In-One, sent the Son to be one of us.Read More
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
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
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
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…
Here are 5 ways you can give to Good Counsel in support of our mission… Read More
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