Rachel mourns for her children; she refuses to be consoled because her children are no more. Thus says the Lord, "Cease your cries of mourning. Wipe the tears from your eyes. The sorrow you have shown shall have its reward. There is hope for your future". -Jeremiah 31:15-17
This is the Catholic Church's post-abortion healing ministry for women and men to help them find peace and forgiveness. All calls are kept confidential.
National Hotline: 877-HOPE-4-ME (877-467-3463)
Baton Rouge: (Mary) 225-267-4673 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lafayette: (Karol or Trista) 337-261-5607 or email@example.com
New Orleans: (Dana) 504-885-1141 or ContactUs@AccessPregnancy.com
Lake Charles: (Marjorie) 337-439-7400 ext. 317 or Marjorie.Long@lcdiocese.org
Post-Abortion Online Resources
+Hope After Abortion (Catholic)
+National Office of Post-Abortion Healing &
+Silent No More Awareness (All denominations)
+Tears to Treasures (Christian-based, non-denominational)
+Project 5:17 (Christian-based)
Rachel's Vineyard Retreats
These weekend-long, overnight retreats are designed to help post-abortive women seek comfort with others who have gone through similar experiences and find peace and healing in a retreat atmosphere with social workers, trained personnel, and clergy. Retreat sizes are small so women can receive individual care as needed. Click here for the website.
Locations of Retreats:
Baton Rouge: (Tara Messenger) firstname.lastname@example.org
Lafayette: (Karol Meynard & Trista Littell) 337-261-5607, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Orleans: (Melanie Baglow) 504-889-2431, email@example.com
Lake Charles: (Marjorie Long) 337-439-7400 ext. 317, Rachels.Vineyard@lcdiocese.org
Woman's New Life Center
Baton Rouge - 225-663-6470
Metairie - 504-831-3117
Millions of women and men in the U.S. have had abortions. Many are unhealed and do not know that they have an opportunity to work through their experience and loss. Because each individual experiences loss at different paces and times, our counselors work with clients to develop an individualized plan to work through your presenting needs. Our professional counselors provide a treatment approach that meets each person where they are.
Women’s health is a priority. If you have recently had an abortion, it is very important to address your physical health needs and tend to your emotional needs as well. For some women and men it has taken 20-30 years to seek healing. Please do not wait that long. Just coming and processing your experience can be relieving in and of itself.