Project Rachel

Project Rachel is an outreach of the Catholic Church to anyone hurting psychologically or spiritually after involvement with abortion. Project Rachel counselors and clergy are specially trained to understand and help heal the psychological and spiritual pain of abortion.

This outreach is named after Rachel, the Old Testament figure mentioned by Jeremiah (31:16-17): "Thus says the Lord: Cease your cries of mourning. Wipe the tears from your eyes. The sorrow you have shown will have its reward. There is hope for your future."

Project Rachel offers a toll-free line through which callers will be given a confidential referral to either a specially trained counselor or clergy person. Project Rachel is open to anyone in need regardless of their faith background.

There is no initial charge for those who contact Project Rachel. If extended professional counseling is needed, fees will be based upon one’s ability to pay.

For more information on Project Rachel and post-abortion healing, contact:, 1-888-456-HOPE (4673), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Rev. Jonathan Haschke

Rachel's Vineyard

Weekend retreats for healing after abortion, offered throughout the year in locations across the United States and Canada, with additional sites around the world. Rachel’s Vineyard is a ministry of Priests for Life.

The program is an opportunity to examine your abortion experience, identify the ways that the loss has impacted you in the past and present, and helps to acknowledge any unresolved feelings that many individuals struggle with after abortion. Because of the emotional numbness and secrecy that often surrounds an abortion experience, conflicting emotions both during and after the event may remain unresolved. These buried feelings can surface later and may be symptoms of post abortion trauma.

Married couples, mothers, fathers, grandparents and siblings of aborted children, as well as persons who have been involved in the abortion industry have come to Rachel's Vineyard in search of peace and inner healing. The weekend is a lot of work but yields a fruitful harvest for all who are willing to labor there. To learn more, please read about our weekend retreats. Also, please see comments from people who have attended the weekends, as well as our Frequently Asked Questions.

See the updated Schedule of Retreats for weekends coming up in the Omaha/Lincoln area.

For more information or to register, contact Heather: 402-253-9936 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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