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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

Homeless for the Holidays

Posted by | Nov 13, 2018 | No Comments

For mothers and babies in need, you are their family this Thanksgiving!

For many of the young mothers I meet, Thanksgiving is a painful reminder of family who aren’t there for them and friends who’ve turned their backs.  Ashley knows this pain all too well. Family, friends, even her baby’s father, abandoned her when they learned she was pregnant. With nowhere else to turn, she gave birth to her daughter Maddie while living in a homeless shelter. 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

The Story of Baby Izzabella

Posted by | Oct 4, 2018 | No Comments

I almost can’t believe what happened to Farrah.

She was happy and thought she was in love until she announced she was pregnant to her boyfriend. He beat her so savagely she barely escaped with her life and the life of the baby inside her.

In fear, Farrah fled 500 miles before she found a safe shelter. However, her stay there was cut short—because she was pregnant. She was at a dead end, scared, alone . . . and hopeless.

By God’s grace, she wound up at Good Counsel’s doorstep. Your love welcomed her! Your support for Good Counsel gave her a safe haven and everything she needed to bring her baby—a beautiful and healthy little girl, Izzabella—into this world.

But another test was coming. Farrah was diagnosed with stage 2 cervical cancer. Read More

You Can Provide Peace of Mind for Moms

Posted by | Sep 26, 2018 | No Comments

In 2017, 52% of moms residing in a Good Counsel home gained employment and 52% of moms achieved educational advancement.  Who cares for their babies when they go to work?  Who takes care of their older children while they further their education?  We do!  But, we can’t provide childcare without you! Read More

Pregnant? Need assistance? We can help!Learn More