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Living proof of what your compassion can do…

Posted by | Jul 9, 2018 | No Comments

Dear Friend,

Amelia’s birth mother had been murdered. Her adoptive mother died. Her boyfriend left. She was pregnant and scared—

By God’s grace, she found Good Counsel. And thanks to your generosity, Good Counsel was able to open its doors, lift her spirits, and assure her, “You‘re not alone!”

A few days ago, she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces! She named him Zion, a biblical name that means “Rise up!” How fitting! Her little guy is a wonderful picture of how Amelia has risen up from the ashes of her former life. She is working very hard to make a new life for herself and for her son. Read More

Labor of Love – Prolife in Action

Posted by | Jul 9, 2018 | No Comments

We love to share stories with you about what goes on at a Good Counsel home.  We love to show you what is accomplished because of your prayerful and faithful support.  Recently, some of our New York staff visited Good Counsel Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast and the agenda was packed. But, you never know what’s going to happen on a visit to a Good Counsel Home!

The marathon of meetings was interrupted not once, not twice, but three times!  In the span of just a couple of hours, three moms began experiencing labor pains and were taken to the hospital via ambulance!  How exciting!  One staff member who was tasked with taking photos and video on the visit, had his video camera ready for the controlled chaos that ensued. Watch this video to see a “typical” day at Good Counsel. Read More

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New baby! New job! New Apartment! New Life!

Posted by | Jun 27, 2018 | No Comments

Talk about a success story!

A beautiful young woman named Georgeth arrived at Good Counsel Malta House last summer and was about three months pregnant at the time.  She had her baby boy, Draeden, shortly afterward in the fall. Draeden captured the heart of everyone he met with his beautiful smile.

During her stay at Malta House, Georgeth studied for and earned her Certified Nursing Assistant (“CNA”) license.  While working as a CNA, Georgeth also participated in Life Skills classes and received Mentoring for a positive self-image.  Good Counsel Case Managers offered services regarding personal finance and budgeting. Read More

South Jersey BIG 50/50 Raffle A Rousing Success!

Posted by | Jun 27, 2018 | No Comments

Thank you to all who purchased a BIG 50-50 Raffle ticket!

This was the first BIG 50-50 Raffle and because of you, it was quite the success.  Proceeds from the raffle will enable Good Counsel South Jersey to continue the blessed work of saving babies and helping women at the Riverside Home.

Tickets were purchased at $50.00 a piece and the winners were drawn on Tuesday, June 11, 2018 by Father Dan Gowan, Temporary Administrator, Jesus, The Good Shepherd Parish, Beverly, New Jersey accompanied by Mary Ann Lorimer, Good Counsel South Jersey, Fund Development.

Father Dan selected the three lucky 50/50 winners in the first-time raffle.  And the winners are… Read More

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Happy Birthday Father Benedict!

Posted by | Jun 21, 2018 | No Comments

Father Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R., served as Good Counsel’s Chairman of the Board of Directors from March 10, 1985 until his death on October 3, 2014, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.  Since Father Benedict would have turned 85 this July, we will gather on Thursday, July 26, 2018 to celebrate his life by giving thanks for Father Benedict in remembrance of his life, his work, and his legacy.

Please join us in a humble birthday celebration for the life of Father Benedict at Most Blessed Sacrament Friary, 375 13th Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07103.  Parking entrance is located on 8th Street. Read More

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Urgent Summer Need!

Posted by | Jun 4, 2018 | No Comments

Our Need is Still Great in the Summer

Dear Friend,

Melissa awakened to the painful realization—she was repeating her own mother’s story: alone and pregnant with no support system, nowhere to turn…

Raised by a teenage mother in a filthy apartment in a bad area, she’d grown up witnessing things no child should see.  Ashamed… terrified… here she was, barely scraping by, with the clock winding down to the birth of her own child. Read More

Please Share Mother’s Day with a Good Counsel Mom

Posted by | May 11, 2018 | No Comments

Dear Friend,

For moms in our care like Carina, this Mother’s Day is full of firsts… It’s the first time she’ll celebrate as a mom, lovingly holding her precious baby boy. It’s the first time in her entire life she’ll find herself in a safe, secure place to live. And it’s the very first time she can see a healthy, happy future for her and her new son.

You see, Carina spent most of her life in and out of foster care – moving from home to home with no stable family. She came to us scared and alone after finding herself to be pregnant with no one to turn to. Read More

Babies at Good Counsel, like flowers in springtime!

Posted by | May 10, 2018 | No Comments

The warm weather of springtime may have taken its time to show up, but babies born at Good Counsel in March, April, and May were better than any flowers!

On March 29, 2018, baby girl Layla sprung on the scene weighing a petite 6 pounds, 13 ounces.

Baby boy Camaro arrived at 6:30 PM on April 12th and baby girl Delilah made her entrance at 10:30 am on April 13th.  Camaro was born at 5 pounds, 9 ounces and 19 inches long.  He’s getting stronger every day.  Delilah was born at 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and 19 inches.  Both babies and their moms are at home and doing well.
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Try Your Luck with South Jersey’s “BIG 50-50 Raffle!”

Posted by | May 7, 2018 | No Comments

Good Counsel South Jersey announces the first “BIG 50-50 Raffle!”

This new, major fundraiser will enable Good Counsel South Jersey to continue the blessed work of saving babies and helping women at the Riverside Home. At $50 per ticket and no more than 1,000 tickets sold* – everyone has a great chance at winning some of the $50,000 pot! The drawing will be on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. You do not have to be present to win.

Three winning tickets will be drawn with awesome payouts! Read More

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