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NYS Women-Staten Island Supports Women at Good Counsel Residence

Author: Communications Committee/Tuesday, June 28, 2016/Categories: General, Chapter News

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The Staten Island chapter of NYS Women presented $2000 to the Staten Island Residence of Good Counsel Homes, Inc. This program provides invaluable intervention for hundreds of pregnant young women and single parents.

"So many women have nowhere to turn,” said Christine Olivieri Donahue, NYS Women-SI member. “This is a place for young mothers who urgently need a safe place to stay, many who have been rejected by family and friends. In this residence they are provided with a loving home, nutritious meal, consistent medical attention, training, education, and the tools for self-sufficiency.”

After closing due to the tumultuous financial climate, the Staten Island house recently reopened and reached full capacity with young mothers and babies. Within the first four months, the program assisted with three new births among the young women staying there.

Founded in 1985, Good Counsel has been a home to more than 6,000 mothers and their children over the past thirty years. 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.


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