Do you find yourself struggling with feelings connected to your abortion(s)? Are you trying to make yourself “forget” about it?
Are you emotionally affected by reminders of your abortion such as babies or pregnant women?
Are there certain times of the year when you find yourself depressed, sick or accident-prone? Could these occur around the anniversary date of the abortion or the month the baby would be born?
Have you experienced a substantial increase in drug or alcohol use? Are you involved in self-destructive behaviors (e.g., eating disorders, abusive relationships, increased sexual activity)?
Have you experienced prolonged depression? Have you had any suicidal thoughts since your abortion?
Are you able to talk about abortion? When you begin to discuss abortion, are you overcome with strong feelings?
If you have children now, do you overprotect them? Or, are you unable to bond with the child or children?
Project Rachel can help you begin your healing journey. The women in the ministry are there to support you with compassion, love and understanding. Project Rachel will help you to accept forgiveness and to build a better relationship with God and others.
Our weekend retreat is designed for mothers affected by an abortion experience and has served over 500 women. We offer retreats twice a year (once in Dayton and once in Cincinnati) to provide healing for the women who attend. These retreats are a way to grow in your healing journey with other women who have shared a similar experience. The weekend offers a loving and confidential environment where participants can experience the love and mercy of God in a personal way.
A Day of Reflection is designed for ANY PERSON affected by an abortion experience. All are welcome: mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents, friends. Anyone mourning the loss of a child to abortion can find hope and healing at this day long retreat. There is no cost. They are hosted twice a year (once in Dayton and once in Cincinnati).
As women continue on their journey, the 8 Week HOPE support group program gives them the opportunity to deepen their healing with the help of leaders who have walked a similar path. The groups are created to fit the needs of each of the women involved. If you are interested in a support group, call (513) 784-0531, email us, or complete the form below.
No, Project Rachel is a confidential post-abortive ministry in the Catholic Church that serves those of all faiths or no faith.
No, there are Days of Reflection which are for anyone who has been affected by an abortion. That would include the father, a friend, a parent, or a sibling.
Project Rachel can help you begin your healing journey. The women in the ministry are there to support you with compassion, love and understanding. Project Rachel will help you accept forgiveness and to build a better relationship with God and others.
Women come in on Friday feeling broken and lost. Throughout the weekend they are supported and loved by other post abortive women, a non-post abortive woman and a priest. They have time to claim and name their baby and realize their baby is in heaven with God.
That is OK, the women and priests of Project Rachel are patient, and they meet you where you are. They will help and guide you so you can begin your healing journey.
Project Rachel is important because of the confidentiality, the sharing, the support, and connection you receive from the other post abortive women.
We’ll put you in touch with our 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 an abortion.
Our integrated network of services include pastoral counseling, peer to peer ministry, spiritual direction, and referrals to mental health professionals.
Begin your journey towards forgiveness and healing.