Project Rachel

Project Rachel, the Catholic Church's ministry to those who have been involved in abortion, 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. In addition to referring for Sacramental Reconciliation, the ministry provides an integrated network of services, including pastoral counseling, support groups, retreats and referrals to licensed mental health professionals.

If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential non-judgmental help is available. Visit the "Find Help" map on to find the diocesan ministry near you. Spanish-speakers may visit

Or call the nationwide toll-free helpline 888-456-HOPE (4673) to be routed (based on area code) to a diocesan ministry near you. (Note: not all diocesan ministries are enrolled in the helpline).  

Bridges of Mercy for Post-Abortion Healing.pdf