Founded in 1985 by Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR, and Christopher Bell, a Catholic layman, Good Counsel is a nationally recognized nonprofit leader and innovator in creating supportive residential care and community-based services for homeless, expectant, and new mothers and their children in the context of the Catholic social tradition. With headquarters in Hoboken, New Jersey, where Good Counsel was founded, Good Counsel today operates five homes. Four in New York State: in the Bronx, Harrison, Spring Valley and Staten Island, and one in New Jersey: in Riverside, just outside of Camden, one of America's poorest and most violent cities. We assist independent groups in replicating our Pro-Life maternity home model, now in eight states. Good Counsel also conducts a post-abortion ministry and referral network called Lumina and operates a national Helpline for new and expectant mothers.