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Please Welcome the Beautiful Amethyst!

Posted by | Jul 27, 2019 | No Comments

Baby News!

Please join us in welcoming Amethyst to the Good Counsel Family! Amethyst was born on July 19, 2019, at 12:30 am.  She was a petite 5 pounds, 8 ounces, and 19 1/2 inches long.  She is doing very well along with her brave mother, who said, “Yes,” to life!  Thank you for making it possible for Good Counsel to be there when Amethyst’s mom needed shelter, food, and support. Read More

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Happy Birthday Father Benedict Groeschel!

Posted by | Jul 23, 2019 | No Comments

Good Counsel homes is forever grateful for our dear friend and co-founder, Father Benedict Groeschel, who would have turned 86 today, July 23, 2019.

Today, we remember Father with prayer and thanksgiving.  We invite you to please join us on August 17, 2019, 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.  The celebration will begin with Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Terry Messer, C.F.R. as the Main Celebrant.  A luncheon will follow at 12:00 noon.  Fr. Terry Messer will then offer a reflection on Fr. Benedict at 12:45 p.m.

This is a free event. Please RSVP by Monday, August 12th by calling 201-795-0637 or via email to  You can find more details and information after the video.

Please enjoy this wonderful video of Father Benedict telling the story of how he became a priest and why he supports Good Counsel homes. We pray he is looking down on us and likes what he sees!  Happy Birthday Father. We miss you.

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Not One, but Two New Baby Boys!

Posted by | Jul 2, 2019 | No Comments

Baby News!

Please join us in welcoming the two newest members of the Good Counsel Family! A bouncing baby boy was born on June 18, 2019.  He weighed 5 lbs, 11 oz, and was 19 1/2 inches long.  The second baby boy named Jayce was born on June 26, 2019, at 2:30 am.  He weighed 6 lbs., 3 oz., and was also 19 1/2 inches long.  Both babies and their moms are doing great! Read More

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

Posted by | Jul 2, 2019 | No Comments

It’s been an exciting time at Good Counsel over the last couple of months because it’s graduation season!  Whether it is completing a GED, graduating from high school, or obtaining a specialized certification, the educational success of a Good Counsel mom has far-reaching impact.  Because of you, moms at Good Counsel can work toward generational success.  They become role models for their children and help to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Read More

Come & Celebrate Father Benedict Groeschel’s Birthday

Posted by | Jul 2, 2019 | 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 86 this July, we will gather on Saturday, August 17, 2019 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

Happy Father’s Day from Good Counsel

Posted by | Jun 15, 2019 | No Comments

At Good Counsel, we appreciate the many fathers who lovingly sacrifice to build healthy families and to help their local community.

Stable families headed by father and a mother are the bedrock of a healthy society.  Caring for homeless, single mothers, and their children are at the heart of the Good Counsel mission.  Sadly, the fathers of the children entrusted to our care are most often absent from their lives, or worse, abusive and violent.  Witnessing the absence of these fathers, however, does shine a light on the many fine men who support our work.  In essence, they are current day St. Joseph’s, foster fathers to our children, providing for the needs of the women and babies in our care with financial and spiritual support.  Witnessing these good fathers can help to break the cycle of single motherhood by offering an example of what a good father is and does. Read More

Save the NEW DATE for the Good Counsel South Jersey Banquet!

Posted by | Jun 14, 2019 | No Comments

NEW DATE! Take note; the South Jersey Banquet is a month earlier this year!

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6:00 p.m. Lucien’s Manor, 81 W White Horse Pike Berlin, NJ 08009.  Join us in the La Grande Ballroom for exquisite hors’ d-oeuvres and a delicious sit-down dinner.

This annual celebration of life and love benefits Good Counsel’s home for homeless, pregnant mothers in Riverside.  We have such wonderful news to share – you don’t want to miss it.  Come and meet some of the moms and babies who benefit from your support every day and listen to their success stories first hand! Read More

New & Exciting Milestones for Abigal & Arionnah

Posted by | Jun 10, 2019 | No Comments

Exodus Mom, Abigal, is on the move to greater things – literally!

Abigal’s continued success is an inspiration to all of us here at Good Counsel.  The journey she and her now 2-year-old daughter, Arionnah, are on is an edifying reminder of why we are so grateful for our friends and supporters who make stories like Abigal’s a reality.  You may have met Abigal at the 2019 Ball for Life and listened to her tell her story.  If you weren’t able to attend the Ball, please click here to watch her speech. Read More

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