Our First Staten Island Baby!

August 14, 2015

Our first baby is born in our Staten Island home after its reopening.

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Staten Island Home Reopens

July 31, 2015

With gratitude to God and our generous supporters, our Staten Island Home reopens on July 31st while welcoming three expectant mothers during its first week!

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Staten Island Home to Reopen

March 12, 2015

Planning ahead, the Staten Island Home will be welcoming mothers and children very soon. The goal date of reopening is August 1, 2015.

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Over 600,000 Nights of Shelter Provided!

December 31, 2014

By the end of 2014 Good Counsel has served 6,230 women and children. In the past 30 years there have been over 600,000 nights of shelter to women and children….

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National Maternity Housing Coalition is Formed

June 1, 2012

In 2012 Good Counsel helps to form the National Maternity Housing Coalition, a group of three dozen maternity homes throughout the United States.

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Riverside Home Opens

April 6, 2011

In April, 2011 Good Counsel opens a home in Riverside, NJ. It was filled with mothers and children within 4 days!

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Fr. Benedict Groeschel’s Ordination Anniversary

October 18, 2009

Good Counsel celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Fr. Benedict Groeschel’s Priesthood. Fr. Benedict was a co-founder of Good Counsel.

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Good Counsel Begins Lumina

February 1, 2002

In 2002 Good Counsel begins Lumina, a post-abortion healing program that counsels, mothers, fathers, siblings and anyone else that suffers from post-abortion suffering.

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Pregnancy Services Network Begins

May 1, 2001

In 2000 Good Counsel helps to found the Pregnancy Services Network of Greater NY, a a coalition of maternity homes and pregnancy centers.

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Good Counsel’s 15th Anniversary

March 10, 2000

On March 10, 2000, Good Counsel’s 15th Anniversary, there have been 300,000 nights of shelter given to more than 2,800 moms and babies!

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25,000 Nights of Shelter Provided in 1999

December 31, 1999

In 1999 Good Counsel has cared for 297 women and children in 6 homes, giving 25,000 nights of shelter. Three-thousand calls have been answered on our 24-hour helpline.

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Daystar Home Opens

December 8, 1999

On December 8, 1999 Good Counsel opens Daystar in Harrison, NY, on the grounds of St Vincent’s Hospital. Daystar is specifically opened to help pregnant women who have a mental…

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First Mother Welcomed to Malta House

December 1, 1998

Good Counsel in Norwalk, CT welcomes their first mother to Malta House.

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Good Counsel Implements its Exodus Program

October 10, 1996

In October 1996 Good Counsel implements its Exodus Program, a formal outreach program for mothers who have moved on from Good Counsel. It is instituted at all Good Counsel locations.

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Good Counsel Begins a Nationwide 24 Hour Helpline

April 1, 1996

In April of 1996 Good Counsel begins a nationwide 24 hour helpline – 1-800-723-8331. Current count of calls at year end 2014 is 33,200. This does not include our email…

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First Publication of Life at Good Counsel

March 17, 1995

Life at Good Counsel newsletter is first published with comments from Mother Theresa of Calcutta, John Cardinal O’Connor and Archbishop Theodore McArrick.

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First Mom Welcomed in Poughkeepsie

December 19, 1992

Good Counsel in Poughkeepsie, NY welcomes their first mom, who was soon to give birth.

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“Where Do the Unborn Go?”

June 1, 1991

“Where Do the Unborn Go?”

National Catholic Register publishes “Where Do the Unborn Go?” by Christopher Bell.

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South Bronx Home

April 1, 1991

A South Bronx home for mothers and children, the Paraclete Foundation, comes under the the operation of Good Counsel Inc.

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Good Counsel Becomes Official

November 1, 1990

Good Counsel Inc. becomes the official umbrella organization over the St. Francis Home in Hoboken, the Cardinal Cooke Residence in Spring Valley, and the Good Counsel Home on Staten Island.

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Our First Mother is Welcomed in Staten Island

November 21, 1987

On the Feast of the Presentation of Mary and also the week of Thanksgiving, our Staten Island home welcomes their first mother.

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Cardinal Cooke Residence Opens

May 10, 1987

The Cardinal Cooke Residence opens in Spring Valley, NY

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St. Francis Home for Girls Opens

March 10, 1985

Christopher Bell and Fr. Benedict Groeschel open St. Francis Home for Girls. They welcome the first mother and her six month old son in Hoboken NJ.

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