Project Rachel - Confidential, Free Help After Abortion
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Project Rachel

Confidential, free, and non-judgmental hope and healing in southeastern Wisconsin for those suffering from the aftermath of abortion.

There is hope after abortion

Abortion is a life-changing experience that affects many individuals emotionally, spiritually, and physically. You may be suffering from the aftermath of your own or someone else’s abortion. Some women and men experience the need to find healing shortly after having an abortion while for others it may take years to realize.

What is Project Rachel?

Project Rachel is a post-abortion ministry founded by Vicki Thorn in 1984. It has helped women and men around the country heal from abortion trauma. Project Rachel is a team of specially trained priests, religious, counselors and lay persons who provide hope and healing for those suffering from the aftermath of abortion.

What to Expect

Project Rachel is a private and confidential experience. You may call the helpline at (414) 389-8822, email, or fill out the information form below. When you get in touch with someone from Project Rachel, they will listen to you and provide you with resources. We offer services to meet your personal needs, including referrals for Sacramental Reconciliation, pastoral counseling, support groups, retreats and referrals to licensed mental health professionals.

The video below offers Hope. It is about 9 minutes long.

Hope and healing after abortion video provided courtesy of the Diocese of Oakland, all rights reserved. 






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Those who have suffered from abortions experience a genuine, traumatic loss. And it is common to grieve the loss of a child by abortion, even though it is often kept in silence.  

Project Rachel is a private and confidential experience. You can choose to call the helpline at (414) 389-8822, or send an email to When you get in touch with someone from Project Rachel, they will listen to you and provide you with resources. Services are Non-Judgmental, Confidential, and Free.

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Retreats can be an opportunity for peace


Retreats can be a wonderful way to get away from the demands of daily life. They can supply the time and space to reflect, to heal, to grow and to move forward. Rachel’s Vineyard retreats are for anyone affected by the abortion industry. A team of ministry leaders and caring professionals will guide you through a weekend experience that is non-judgmental and supportive. The weekend is completely confidential. Come and discover the power of God’s love, compassion and mercy.

Learn more about Rachel’s Vineyard at their website:

If you would like information on retreats sponsored by the Archdiocese, please Contact Us.






Online resources for healing after abortion

Abortion Pill Reversal


Catholic Counselors

Silent No More

Healing Hidden Hurts

Hope After Abortion

Women Made New

Entering Canaan Ministry

The UnChoice

Project Rachel Prayer Network

Parish Materials


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