In June of 2012, Jessica M. was 30 years old, homeless, and seven months pregnant with a baby girl. Like so many victims of the recent economy, Jessica had lost her job and had run out of options. She had spent three weeks sleeping on park benches when, out of desperation, she reached out to WPIX 11 News for help. Read More
We cannot stress enough that Good Counsel is more than a home, it’s a new beginning! Jenny G. and her two-year-old daughter, Unity, are current residents of Good Counsel Homes. Jenny recently landed a new job at the Westchester County A&P Supermarket, which she is very excited about.
We are excited for her! We ask for your generous prayers that Jenny finds her work fulfilling and rewarding as she continues the steps necessary to improve life for herself and her daughter. Read More
Please enjoy this short video from some of our mothers at Good Counsel. They were so excited and grateful to be able to send out this heartfelt message of gratitude to all of you who support our moms and babies with your time, talent, and treasure. Read More
These adorable residents of Good Counsel are twins Dean and Sam, and boy do they know how to have a good time! Their mom, Iris, returned to school while living at one of our homes majoring in graphic design. She is currently seeking employment. Please keep Iris and her adorable little twosome in your prayers! We know God has big things in store for this little family. Read More
Did you know . . .
Good Counsel has provided 572,336 nights of shelter and days of compassionate care to 6,230 women and children since our first home opened in 1985.
Since 1985, nearly 900 babies have been born to mothers living at our homes.
Last year, Good Counsel homes had an occupancy rate of 100%. It is above 100% during 2013. How can occupancy go above full? Read More
Dr. Kathy Wither, Director of the Archdiocese of New York’s Family Life Office, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Communion Breakfast on Saturday, December 7 at St. Kateri Church in LaGrangeville, New York.
Mass will be held at the church at 9 AM. A pro-life Rosary will follow. Breakfast will be at 10 AM in the attached parish hall. The event will also feature an exciting sports silent auction. Tickets are $15 each. Please RSVP by Monday, December 2.
Good Counsel Co-Founders Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR, and Christopher Bell and The Board of Directors invite you to join us in honoring Dr. Mario and Donna Loomis, Co-Founders of “A Drop of Clear Water.” Dr. Loomis is a Plastic Surgeon who volunteers with Light of the World Charities. The Loomis Family was named 2008 International Family of the Year by the Knights of Columbus.
Good Counsel Homes is excited to share our brand new website with you! With an all new look and feel, it is our hope that our new website is easy to navigate, uplifting, informative, and best of all – helps as many pregnant moms and babies as possible! Read More
Our Lady of Good Counsel is a title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary inspired by a painting said to be miraculous. Housed in the thirteenth century Augustinian Church in Genazzano, near Rome, the fresco is executed on a thin layer of plaster, no thicker than an egg shell.
According to tradition, on the Feast of St. Mark, April 25, 1467, the people in the town heard music coming from the area of the church. A mysterious cloud was then said to have descended over an unfinished wall of the parish church. Read More