Project Rachel is the U.S. Catholic Church's ministry to help those experiencing the pain and hurt following an abortion
Project Rachel is a diocesan-based network of specially-trained priests, religious, counselors and laypersons who provide a team response of care for those suffering in the aftermath of abortion.
"Thus says the Lord: In Ramah is heard the sound of moaning, of bitter weeping! Rachel mourns her children, she refuses to be consoled because her children are no more. Thus says the Lord: Cease your cries of mourning, wipe the tears from your eyes. The sorrow you have shown shall have its reward, says the Lord, they shall return from the enemy’s land. There is hope for your future, says the Lord; Your children shall return to their own borders." —Jeremiah 31: 15-17 (Inspiration for Project Rachel)
In addition to referring for Sacramental Reconciliation, the ministry provides an integrated network of services, including pastoral counseling, spiritual direction and referrals to mental health professionals. Support groups and retreats may be offered in addition to individualized care.
Take the first step by calling our confidential helpline at (216) 334-2966. You may also send us a message through our online contact form.
Catholic Conference of Ohio on Abortion
The Catholic Conference of Ohio encourages the enactment of effective laws that will provide maximum protection for unborn persons. Find issue resources and both national and statewide legislative updates on this webpage.
Hope After Abortion
It is normal to grieve after an abortion. This site provides information and resources to help those who are hurting psychologically. You may also locate any Project Rachel program in the United States.
National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation & Healing
The aftermath of an abortion can cause a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from mild grief to profound reactions including post-traumatic stress disorder. This website seeks to to help people looking for support to find it in their own communities through resources and its national "800" referral line (1-800-5WE-CARE). The National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation & Healing is an ecumenical and non-denominational organization.
USCCB on Post-Abortion Healing
Learn more about the U.S. Catholic Church's abortion healing ministry, and find helpful resources including articles, publications and news releases.
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