Post-Abortion Support

Project Rachel

Project Rachel provides healing and support for women who have experienced an abortion. There are several opportunities within the Diocese of Richmond and in nearby dioceses to find support with Project Rachel.

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats

Rachel’s Vineyard provides healing and support for women who have experienced an abortion. Retreats are available in different parts of the Diocese of Richmond and in neighboring dioceses.

Catholic Charities

Commonwealth Catholic Charities and Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia both provide confidential and free pregnancy counseling for women who have experienced an unplanned pregnancy.

Silent No More

Women do regret abortion. Men regret lost fatherhood. Need to talk?  The Silent No More awareness campaign is sharing truth about abortion’s negative impact on women, men, and families. Local help is available for anyone hurting after abortion. Contact Silent No More or call Leslie Blackwell (Virginia Regional Co-Coordinator) at 804-304-4712.

Apps and Books

The Life App

Check out The Life App, a great tool for anyone seeking to serve pregnant women in their deepest time of need. The Sisters of Life and FOCUS have partnered to launch this new app which includes: How To Respond (uses videos to train the viewer about the importance of empathy and love in these crucial situations), Her Perspective (suggests responses to common fears women have and additional special topics), and Help Centers (a quick and easy way to find local crisis pregnancy centers).

No One Told Me I Could Cry

Now available, a newly revised publication No One Told Me I Could Cry: For the young wounded by abortion. This book is invaluable for anyone working with young people and includes topics such as Psychological, Physical, Emotional Signs of Abortion; Adolescent Brain and the Abortion Decision; The Greif Process; Forced Abortion, Violence & Abuse; and Abortion, Human & Sex Trafficking. Please reply via email if you would like copies of this newly revised resource and/or any materials from The Project Rachel Ministry.