Navigate to...

Project Rachel

513-784-0531 – Local Helpline

1-888-456-Hope – National Helpline

A post-abortion Healing Ministry in the Catholic Church

Project Rachel, the Catholic Church’s ministry to those who have been involved in abortion, was founded nationally in Milwaukee in 1984, in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in 1994, and is presently in 140 dioceses internationally.  It 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, peer to peer ministry, spiritual direction,  and referrals to mental health professionals.  For downloadable brochures/flyers see the link below. 

Project Rachel Clergy Training! 

 Mark your calendars for one of our two training days, specifically offered for priests.

Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018

St. John’s, West Chester

10:30AM to 3PM  (Doors open at 10 AM)

Clergy presenter:  Fr. Jeff Kemper

Thursday, Sep. 20, 2018

St. Peter, Huber Heights

10:30AM to 3PM   (Doors open at 10 AM)

Clergy presenter:  Fr. Chris Worland

More information coming soon.

Project Rachel Witness Video from Catholic Charities of Oregon

Please Remember: Local number is 513-784-0531


are offered in addition to individualized care.   Please call the Project Rachel Hotline at 513.784.0531 or for more details.

Retreat Dates

Dayton- March 9-11, 2018 

Cincinnati – October 19-21, 2018

To register, call or download the registration form here

 Support Groups

Call the hotline at 513-784-0531 for specific dates/location

I’m thankful for the powerful, healing reminder that as long as we turn to God, He will love us no matter what. -N, past participant

 Day of Reflection for Others Affected by an Abortion Experience

January 27, 2018

November 17, 2018

To register, call or download the registration form here


To donate online, click HERE

or mail your check to:

Office for Respect Life Ministries
c/o Project Rachel
100 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio  45202

I didn’t think anyone would understand how I felt. I was so relieved to be able to share my experience with someone who understood what I was going through. No one condemned me. They understood and helped me forgive myself.”

“I made a private choice, but it became a secret burden…Time for a second choice…Choose to Accept God’s Love and Forgive Yourself.”