Project Rachel

“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.  There is hope for your future.”

–Jeremiah 31: 15-17



If abortion has been a part of your life . . . . . 

— You had an abortion

— Your girlfriend or wife had an abortion

— A friend or relative had an abortion

. . . . . and you feel burdened,

Project Rachel can help.

Project Rachel is a unique program. . . .

          . . . . because abortion is traumatic.  A person involved with an abortion can feel a complex mix of emotions and feelings – anxiety, pressure, panic, guilt or loss.  If things aren’t going right in your life and an abortion is part of your past, healing can help.

We invite you to find healing . . . .

. . . . in Project Rachel, a post-abortion counseling and reconciliation program.   You will receive sensitive and confidential counseling and the healing grace of God through sacramental forgiveness.

 Project Rachel offers counseling . . . .

. . . . by professional staff from Catholic Charities and specially trained priests.  Counseling will help you explore your feelings and deal with unresolved conflicts.  You can be assured counseling is confidential.

Project Rachel ministers and counsels individuals of all religions . . . .

. . . . who come for help.  The pain of abortion may be intensified by a sense of alienation from God and Project Rachel believes spiritual healing is an essential component of healing.  God is loving and forgiving and reaches out to you in compassion and concern with sacramental forgiveness.

Make a start . . . .

Call 1-800-222-5859 or any one of the Catholic Charities offices and ask to talk to someone about Project Rachel.  Counseling and support will help you move forward, joyfully renewed and reconciled with yourself, the unborn child, your family and community, and God.

You can also visit the USCCB Project Rachel website at