Good Counsel was founded in 1985 to help homeless, pregnant women in dire need. Our goal is to help you have your baby in a safe, loving home while providing the support you need to get back on your feet. We’ve helped thousands of women like yourself for over 35 years, and we look forward to supporting you in any way we can.
Back in 1979, Christopher Bell began working with Covenant House, a ministry for homeless youth. After meeting many desperate homeless, pregnant women in urgent need, he turned to his spiritual advisor, Father Benedict Groeschel. He asked, “Why someone isn’t doing something about this?” Fr. Groeschel said he would help him. Together they founded what would be called Good Counsel with its first home opening in Hoboken, New Jersey, on March 10, 1985.
For many years, Good Counsel has been blessed by many generous friends and donors who have supported our mission. Through their charity, we continue to help many pregnant mothers who come to us for assistance. We do this by providing a loving home, full maternity care, and the specific support each mother needs to have a bright, hopeful future.