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Where there is hope, there is life – and lots of it!

Posted by | Aug 10, 2017 | No Comments

Good Counsel Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast is filled with life, love, and babies!  So many babies!

Mary’s Shelter recently marked the one year anniversary of its opening for homeless, pregnant mothers in the Gulf Coast area.  The home was at full capacity in a very short time.  The Mary’s Shelter House Manager recently reported that she had six (6!) pregnant mothers all due within weeks of each other in June and July.

And then the babies came! Read More

Welcome Baby Rebecca, Your Mom Has Been Waiting for You!

Posted by | Aug 10, 2017 | No Comments

Erin is one energetic young lady!  Her time at Good Counsel has been a flurry of activity, making sure she does all she can to create a stable, independent environment for herself and her baby who was due on July 22nd.  She very much enjoys going through all of the programs that Good Counsel has offered her, including life skills classes and preparation for job seeking after her baby is born.  Erin showed no signs of slowing down as her due date approached.  She didn’t slow down after her baby decided that July 22 was not going to be her birthday either! Read More

A Lot Can Happen in a Year Thanks to You!

Posted by | Aug 4, 2017 | No Comments

In May, 2016, Mary’s Shelter became a Good Counsel home, and a wonderful renewal has taken place. The new moniker, “Good Counsel Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast,” while quite a mouthful, best describes who we are and what we believe.

Over the past year, no pregnant woman in need, regardless of her personal circumstances, has been turned away. While this presents challenges, as our residents may suffer from abuse, mental illness, and drug addiction, it allows us to witness to those most in need. GCMSGC provides a loving home for all. Read More

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Please Pray for Zachariah, Good Counsel’s 1,075th Baby

Posted by | Jul 21, 2017 | One Comment

Zachariah decided to arrive in serious dramatic fashion on July 10th at 4:48 a.m.  At just 29 weeks, mom Erica, required an emergency C-section for the health and safety of both mom and baby.  Zachariah arrived weighing just 1 pound, 10 ounces and was 16 inches long.  He was quickly moved to the NICU. We asked for prayers on social media and the response was overwhelming – thank you! Read More

Please Help Me Say YES to Every Homeless, Pregnant Mother

Posted by | Jul 18, 2017 | No Comments

Not many of us like to hear the word No.

Now imagine that you are pregnant, homeless, and suffering from a mental illness or addiction.

The word “no” can be deadly for you and your baby!

Some residential programs require a 30 day waiting period before entering.  If Good Counsel waited 30 days before opening our door, there is no telling what would happen to the mother and child. I don’t want their deaths on my conscience and I’m sure you want to do all that you can to help also. Read More

Fr. Andrew Apostoli to Give Keynote at Good Counsel South Jersey Banquet

Posted by | Jul 18, 2017 | No Comments

Good Counsel, South Jersey, invites you to the 11th Annual Fundraising Banquet on Thursday, October 26, 2017.  We are very excited to announce the keynote speaker for this year is Fr. Andrew Apostoli of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.

Please join us on Thursday, October 26, at 6:00 p.m. at The Merion, 1901 Route 130, Cinnaminson, New Jersey.   It promises to be an enjoyable evening celebrating life, love, and hope with our beautiful mothers and babies, faithful supporters, donors, staff and volunteers.  Be inspired by one mother’s own story of how she journeyed from pregnant and homeless with nowhere to go to finding hope at the open door of our Good Counsel home. Read More

A Father Benedict Video & Invitation

Posted by | Jul 18, 2017 | No Comments

Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR, served as Good Counsel’s Chairman of the Board of Directors from March 10, 1985 until his death on October 3, 2014 which was the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.  This July 23, 2017, which would have been his 84th birthday, we celebrate life by giving thanks for Father Benedict in remembrance of his life, his work, and his legacy. Read More

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Lights! Camera… Ambulances?

Posted by | Jul 8, 2017 | No Comments

Babies don’t care about your agenda for the day!

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! Read More

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1,070! Welcome Baby Kalib!

Posted by | Jun 29, 2017 | No Comments

All of the Good Counsel homes have been bustling lately.  There is a lot of excitement about babies about to be born, babies recently born, and new moms who have become part of the Good Counsel family.  It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating 1,000 babies and now we welcome Baby Kalib, who is the 1,070th baby we have been blessed with.

Kalib was born on June 28th at 9:29 pm.  He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches long.  Kalib and his mom, Laura, are doing very well are expected to be discharged to home in the next couple of days. Read More

Top 5 Good News Updates from Good Counsel

Posted by | Jun 20, 2017 | No Comments

Once a week our House Managers gather with administrative personnel on a teleconference where news from each individual Good Counsel home is shared.  It’s a productive meeting where joys and sorrows, hopes and dreams, and challenges are shared and accomplishments are celebrated.  It offers the chance to collaborate, share positive outcomes, and ask for prayers.  The notes from just one of our weekly meetings offer both a broad and intricate picture of our mission statement in action.

Here are the top 5 updates from this week’s teleconference…

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