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Monday, January 30, 2012

Regional & local resources for healing after abortion.
                                                                                      ** UPDATED 2012 **

Four good ways to find recovery resources near you are:

1. Call the National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing at 1-800-5WE-CARE.

2. Consult the Abortion Recovery Directory.

3. Call the Rachel's Vineyard national toll-free hotline at 1-877-HOPE-4-ME. They have retreat sites in 46 states.

4. Call 1-800-395-HELP to find out about post-abortion counseling through a local crisis pregnancy center.

On our blog, we like to also keep track of individual recovery resources. We update our list (below) whenever we are able. This latest update was done January 2012.

Some resources have a pronounced faith perspective--very Evangelical or very Catholic. If you seek spiritual consolation and reconciliation, the individual counselor you work with will ideally be able to help your spiritual understanding in a way that is consistent with and respectful of your faith.

If you're going to participate in a group, it makes sense to pick a group that is consistent with your faith. If you're an evangelical Protestant, you might find it off-putting to be in a predominantly Catholic group, if the Catholics in the group talk about faith observances you're not familiar with, such as Eucharistic Adoration. If you're Catholic in a primarily Protestant group, you may not get the culture of a Bible study and feel left out. As someone doing the hard work of going back into abortion memories, I think it's wise to reduce your distractions as much as possible--and sometimes how other people talk about or observe their faith is a distraction.

Lumina is a full-service abortion recovery resource based in New York City/tristate area (CT and NJ), offering counseling and referrals. Catholic focus.

Bethesda Healing Ministries is a program out of Ohio with a strong Catholic focus.

Healing Hearts, a thriving local ministry based in Ohio.

P.A.T.H.: Post-Abortion Treatment & Healing, a Christian ministry in Atlanta, GA.

Rich in Mercy, based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, helps individuals and families affected by abortion. This program has strong roots in the African-American community.

Save One is a book and a 12-week recovery program based in Tennessee.

The Memorial for the Unborn is a garden and memorial center in Tennessee where parents can acknowledge children lost to abortion.

Bridge To Life is based in New York City and does Referrals for Post-abortion counseling.

Presbyterians Affected by Abortion is a program available for use through Presbyterian churches.

FORMER WOMEN OF CHOICE is "comprised exclusively of women who have had one or more abortions - and now regret their decision to terminate their pregnancy."

Victims of Choice has a strong, one-on-one healing program that can be used through any church or crisis pregnancy center. The ministry is based in Illinois.

H.E.A.R.T. is based in Ohio.

Rachel's Hope is a multi-resource ministry of long duration based in San Diego, Escondido, El Centro and Imperial Valley, California.

Abortion Hope: Living with the Choice, Montgomery, AL

Call For Hope/ Reveille Ministries, in Lake Mary, FL.


International Ministries:

An Australian Christian post-abortion recovery ministry.


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