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Meet this Year’s Recipient of The Father Benedict Groeschel Life Award

Posted by | Sep 10, 2019 | No Comments

The 9/13 deadline for tickets is fast approaching for the Annual Banquet benefiting Good Counsel’s home in South Jersey.  Don’t miss out!  Join the celebration on Thursday, September 26, 2019, in the La Grande Ballroom of Lucien’s manor for exquisite hors d-oeuvres and a delicious sit-down dinner.

We are thrilled to present Brenda Quinn with the 2019 Father Benedict Groeschel Life Award at this year’s banquet. Read More

Sweet Sarenitee is Here!

Posted by | Sep 3, 2019 | No Comments

25 Babies in 2019, 1,189 Babies since 1985

Please welcome Sarenitee Faith to the Good Counsel Family! Sarenitee was born on August 19, 2019.  She weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long.  She and her brave are at home enjoying the serenity and bonding.  Sarenitee’s mother was courageous in her “Yes,” to life and we thank you for helping to support her on her journey.   Read More

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

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