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Good Counsel, Inc.
November 23, 2010

Imagine being a teenage girl--pregnant, not married, scared, confused, but not wanting to have an abortion. Her parents have deserted her, her boyfriend abandoned her. No money, no skills, nowhere to turn. This story plays out hundreds of times every year here in southern New Jersey. Through volunteer work at my church, I have met several girls in such situations. Finally, there is now a place that offers hope to young ladies such as these. Good Counsel Homes of South Jersey. Good Counsel provides homeless pregnant women and their children: food, housing, medical care, parenting and life skills, spiritual nourishment, linkage to other social services, an opportunity to develop family and financial stability. Those who work in Good Counsel Homes are fiscally responsible, committed and compassionate. They have access to added organizational experience and support under the umbrella of Good Counsel Homes based in New York and northern NJ which has operated similar homes for many years in these other northern regions.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In just a few short years, I watched the seed of an idea in the minds of a handful of people with no money but with relentless determination grow into a concrete project and many more helping hands who share in the enthusiasm and believe in the importance of the mission of Good Counsel Homes.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of anything that I would change at this point. As with many charitable groups, one always would like to see more stable, predictable funding sources to cover operational expenses.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

There is a great need for a home for pregnant, homeless women in our region.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I have been making donations for the last several years as well as encouraging others to donate and commit their time and talent to help establish a Good Counsel Home here in South Jersey.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Those who are involved with Good Counsel Homes are fiscally responsible, committed and compassionate. The organization fills a great need here in South Jersey. There are no other similar homes anywhere in the region.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Donor & I mobilize members of my church and the broader Catholic community in South Jersey to participate in fund raising events and prayer efforts for Good Counsel and those they serve. I also mobilize church members to volunteer their time and talent on beha.