Judy’s boyfriend nearly beat her to death when he found out she was pregnant.
Battered and bruised, she woke up in the hospital. Alone. And scared.
That terrible, dark Christmas could easily have been her last. It wasn’t safe to go home, but where else could she go?
Judy probably thought we’d turn her away. That’s what everyone else had done. She found temporary shelter when she got out of the hospital, but they didn’t take children.
Because we knew it was what you would have done, Good Counsel took her in.
Thanks to friends like you, Judy and her baby were safe at last.
This Christmas will be so different for them. “I don’t have to worry about anything no more,” Judy says — not whether her baby will be hungry, not whether she’ll have a place to sleep. . . and especially not that anyone will hurt them.
With a little good counsel from friends who care, Judy is turning out to be a great mom.
She’s gone back to school and she’s working part time, because she wants to give her son the future he deserves. Her story is a miracle. And you made it possible. But there’s another young mother like Judy who needs you right now.