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
You don’t want to miss this awesome event!
The best chefs on Staten Island will be in one place on Monday, November 5, 2018! Join us at The Historic Old Bermuda Inn and get a taste of what the best restaurants in your neighborhood have to offer! It’s a delicious way to help the mothers and babies who reside at the Good Counsel home on Staten Island. Read More
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
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
With great joy and gratitude, Christopher Bell and the Board of Directors invite you to Good Counsel’s Twenty-Sixth Annual Communion Lunch for the benefit of mothers and babies on Staten Island. Join us on Saturday, October 13, 2018, St. Joseph’s Church, 266 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305. Mass at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. across the street in the school hall.
It’s been strangely quiet around our homes the last month or two – well not that quiet, but we haven’t heard a lot of newborn cooing or crying. Quite a few of our moms were due around the same time – and that time is now! We’ve had FOUR brand new babies born into the Good Counsel family in just the last couple of weeks – and more are on their way so stay tuned! In the meantime, we ask for your prayers for these new babies and for their brave mothers who chose life – life for their child and a new life for themselves. Read More
Deacon Peter Venezia, a long time friend of Good Counsel, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, on the Feast of Mother Teresa. He had prayed daily asking for the intercession of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, Good Counsel Co-Founder, for a cure of his cancer, even so, Deacon Peter was very much at peace with whatever the Lord willed.
Deacon Peter, along with his wife, JoAnn, assisted the mothers and babies of Good Counsel in countless ways in Spring Valley, New York. The couple served on the Board of Directors of Good Counsel since 2014 and had volunteered in our homes for nearly twenty years. Deacon Peter baptized hundreds of Good Counsel babies along with some of their mothers. Joann is Godmother to many children who have resided at Good Counsel. We ask for your prayers for the peaceful repose of his soul and comfort and consolation for his wife, his son James, and his daughter-in-law, Leah. James and Leah are expecting their first child. Having his family with him for these past few months was a comfort and blessing for Deacon Peter. Read More
“Get out!” Deja’s grandma kicked her AND the precious baby growing inside her out of the house, leaving them both abandoned and rejected. I cannot even imagine the hurt, confusion, and fear. And then the panic of being turned away at a shelter after shelter, because she was pregnant with a baby she loved and wanted to raise and care for. She needed a job, and stability, and the chance to make a good life for her baby. Read More
Thursday, October 25, 2018 – the place to be is Cinnaminson, NJ, for the 12th Annual Banquet benefiting Good Counsel’s home in Riverside. Please join Christopher Bell & the Good Counsel South Jersey Leadership Team for exquisite hors’ d-oeuvres and a delicious sit-down dinner in The Palace Room at The Merion, 1901 US Route 130 in Cinnaminson, New Jersey. Come and meet some of the moms and babies who benefit from your support every day and listen to their stories first hand. It will be an enlightening and fulfilling evening celebrating life! Read More
Please say hello to Baby Aziah who was one of 3 new babies born into the Good Counsel family this summer. We are eagerly anticipating the birth of seven (or so) more babies in the next couple of weeks! Be sure to stay tuned for more baby news!
If you’re keeping track, that’s 1,130 babies born to the Good Counsel family! Aziah and all babies born into the Good Counsel family have been saved because of your faithful, prayerful support, and financial generosity. Because of you, we never say no to any homeless, pregnant mother in need. Because of you, there’s always room for one more! Read More