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Journey Through Lent with Good Counsel

Posted by | Feb 18, 2017 | No Comments

Please join us as we strive to give our hearts to Jesus during this Lenten Season.

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 1st, Good Counsel will offer a free Lenten devotional series entitled, Come Back to Me with All Your Heart.

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Each day you will receive an email that contains a free daily devotion, spiritual reflection, or short prayer to accompany you as you prepare for Our Lord’s Easter Resurrection. Read More

Abortion was her only option until…

Posted by | Feb 16, 2017 | No Comments

Lent is a time of compassion, mercy, and serving. Our Lord calls us to a ministry of “bringing the afflicted and the homeless into your house” (Isaiah 58:7 NAB).  And I have committed Good Counsel to that!

Here, a mother in need will find a warm and safe place, nutritious meals, and the tools and support she needs to become a great mother. Any time. Day or night.  Right now, in the dead of winter, there is a mother alone on the streets. No family. No friends. No support. No place to live. And she’s pregnant.

She thinks she only has one option: abortion. Read More

Abortion with No Guilt. No Shame. No Stigma. No Dignity.

Posted by | Feb 9, 2017 | No Comments

Moving from “choice” to what they consider an “absolute good,” rare is deleted from the dialogue and abortion without limitation is the goal society must now accept. They think that by injecting humor, abortion will somehow not be the violent killing of an unborn child. Like slight of hand in a magic trick, NARAL aims to divert our attention from the truth, but it does not work.

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Please Help Good Counsel With Heating Bills This Winter

Posted by | Feb 9, 2017 | No Comments

Last week I posted an important message about Good Counsel’s 2017 Winter Heating Appeal.  Thankfully, a number of generous donors gave right away, but I’m sorry to say we’re still short of our $8,250 campaign goal by more than $6,000.

Since the northeast is known to often have dangerously cold nights, putting the lives of many destitute mothers and their unborn babies at risk, Good Counsel continues its unwavering commitment to say YES to any pregnant mother in dire need. Read More

Baby Girl in the Bronx Brings Joy!

Posted by | Feb 7, 2017 | No Comments

Happy Birthday Semiah!

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, a baby girl was born to her mother, Joi (pronounced “Joy”).  Semiah, the 1,042nd baby born into the Good Counsel family, arrived at 8:02 p.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches long.  Delivered by emergency C-Section, she and her mom are now at home in the Bronx home and getting to know one another.  They are doing very well at the moment and we humbly ask for your prayers for this new little family. Read More

Help our moms and babies to be safe and warm this winter

Posted by | Jan 31, 2017 | No Comments

There is never a good time to be homeless and pregnant, and certainly the winter season is the WORST time!

In the northeast there are often dangerously cold evenings where both mother and baby’s health are at risk, and Good Counsel always strives to say YES to any pregnant mother in dire need.

During this winter season, Good Counsel has a goal to raise $8,250 for its Heating Campaign. That is what it costs to heat our five northern homes during these cold winter months. Can you please help our moms and babies to be safe and warm this winter? Read More

Partnering Changes Lives

Posted by | Jan 28, 2017 | No Comments

You know Good Counsel’s homes for pregnant moms and their children are open 24/7.  A woman in trouble at midnight can call and come in our door.  There is never a slow season. Every day, every week, every month, only with your help, Good Counsel staff is ready to change lives by caring for both the mother and child who enter one of our residences.

I thank God for you and that’s why I am asking you to consider becoming a Good Counsel Partner for Life.  You’ve already partnered with me in this ministry for mothers and babies. You’ve invested in life, giving desperate mothers a way to say “yes” to life for their babies.  But, today I am asking you to really make a concerted effort to change lives!

As a Good Counsel Partner for Life you will transform the life of a mother and child… every month. Read More

A Basket Bonanza for Babies!

Posted by | Jan 23, 2017 | No Comments

An evening you don’t want to miss – dining, dancing, lots of prizes – all proceeds to benefit our mothers and babies!

Good Counsel Homes of South Jersey invites you to the Annual Dinner Dance, Buffet & Basket Bonanza on February 4, 2017, at Infant Jesus Parish, (St. Margaret’s Gym) in Woodbury Heights.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Botto’s Italian Line Restaurant will offer a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet.  Enjoy the music of John Childress while you dine.  Beautiful gift baskets will be yours for the winning and the always popular 50/50 raffle will be up for grabs. Read More

Say Hello to Good Counsel’s First Baby of 2017!

Posted by | Jan 16, 2017 | 3 Comments

Hope for the New Year.

On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, a beautiful baby girl was born and her mom named her Raelynn Hope.  She is a petite 5 pounds, 12 ounces, and 18 ½ inches long.  Raelynn Hope and her mom, Brianna, are residents of our newest home, Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast.  They are doing very well at the moment and we humbly ask for your prayers for this new little family. Raelynn Hope is the first baby of 2017, but she’s also the 1,039th baby born at Good Counsel! Read More

Our homes are at capacity – and growing!

Posted by | Jan 12, 2017 | No Comments

Dear Friend,

Without your generous financial support, 59 new babies would not have been celebrated at Good Counsel in 2016!  Your compassion helped their mothers choose LIFE. Were it not for your compassion and generosity, precious babies would never have been born.

When you give to Good Counsel, you’re welcoming a mom in crisis. You’re giving her the courage to deliver her baby. You’re making a place where she can nurture her newborn, learn to be a great mom, and become self-sufficient so that one day soon, she can step out on her own with her child. Read More

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