Healing After an Abortion

Project Rachel is here to help anyone who is struggling with the physical, emotional, or spiritual effects of having been connected to an abortion.

What We Offer

Project Rachel provides post-abortion reconciliation and spiritual healing. Our professional counselor, specially trained in this field, will assist participants, individually and confidentially, with unresolved feelings and conflicts in a healthy and healing manner.

Client Story

When Lauren had an abortion during her sophomore year of college, the only two people she told were her college roommate and her boyfriend. Eight years later, Lauren was married and the mother of a young daughter.  She loved her family, but felt something was missing from her life.  Her moods were increasingly characterized by episodes of sadness, ‘breakthrough anxiety,’ and guilt.  She had a vague sense that she didn’t deserve the life she was living, and she suspected that these feelings were linked to the abortion she had so long ago.

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Client Story

When Lauren had an abortion during her sophomore year of college, the only two people she told were her college roommate and her boyfriend. Eight years later, Lauren was married and the mother of a young daughter.  She loved her family, but felt something was missing from her life.  Her moods were increasingly characterized by episodes of sadness, ‘breakthrough anxiety,’ and guilt.  She had a vague sense that she didn’t deserve the life she was living, and she suspected that these feelings were linked to the abortion she had so long ago.

One day, Lauren saw an ad for Project Rachel in her church bulletin.  After several weeks of contemplation, she called Project Rachel.  She learned that services included referrals to specially trained priests, or the opportunity to meet with a professional counselor.  Lauren opted to schedule a session with the counselor, and for the first time, spoke openly about her abortion.  She felt heard and accepted as she shared her story, and she and the counselor met several more times.   At her last session, Lauren expressed gratitude for Project Rachel, and the opportunity it had provided for her to face her abortion and finally heal.

Client Testimonial

“After my abortion, I was broken and desperate for help. I turned to Project Rachel. After the experience, I left feeling like a whole person again. Forgiveness became a reality for me, a feeling I never imagined was possible.”

How to Access Services

Requests for services can be made by calling (614) 221-5891. Please ask to speak to our lead Project Rachel counselor. All services are free, and all inquiries are held in complete confidence.

For more information, please call (614) 221-5891 or email.

“Let us treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated. Let us seek for others the same possibilities which we seek for ourselves.Let us help others to grow, as we would like to be helped ourselves.” – Pope Francis

Locations

COLUMBUS

197 E. Gay Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-5891

WEST COLUMBUS

Our Lady of Guadalupe Center
409 Industry Drive
Columbus, OH 43204
(614) 340-7061

NEWARK

1031 Brice Street
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 345-2565

PORTSMOUTH

St. Francis Catholic Outreach Center
2311 Stockham Lane
Portsmouth, OH 45662
(740) 353-3185

ZANESVILLE

422 Main Street, Ste 400
P.O. Box 3446
Zanesville, OH 43702-3446
(740) 452-5057

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