|Project Rachel hosts Saturday retreat for healing after abortion|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune|
|Monday, 16 September 2013 10:55|
TOLEDO - Catholic Charities' Project Rachel program will host a retreat for "Hope and Healing after Abortion" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, at a confidential location in northwest Ohio.
The retreat is offered to help women who experience grief, anxiety, depression or guilt after an abortion to find healing and peace. The event is open to women who have had an abortion recently or in the past. It will include Scripture reflection, prayer and an opportunity to connect with a support system and network of women who have had abortions. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Scholarships are available and pre-registration is required. This event is limited to 10 participants.
Project Rachel provides confidential resources to women and men suffering emotionally or psychologically after an abortion. A helpline at 1-888-456-HOPE connects callers with various local opportunities for healing, professional counseling, rand econciliation. Project Rachel also offers training opportunities to priests, mental health professionals and volunteers in order to better serve those who seek help.
"Project Rachel brings in both sides: spiritual and psychological healing," said Fonda Luersman, program coordinator.
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