Project Rachel is the Church's ministry which operates as a network of professional clergy, licensed counselors and volunteers trained to provide one-on-one spiritual and psychological support for individuals suffering from the trauma of abortion. This mission aims to walk with men and women as they navigate their healing journey through conversation, local resources, and (if desired) sacramental healing. Project Rachel relies on the generous giving and faithful prayers of individuals like you to support our ministry.
"For many people, abortion is the most traumatic experience in their lives. Dealing with the aftermath of an abortion can be one of the most difficult journeys a person will make. You do not have to walk this journey alone. Welcome Home." — Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron
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Our mandate is to accelerate a mission of love and respect for all human life. The Archdiocese of Detroit reaffirms our commitment to walking with and supporting women and families in need — with open arms and no judgment. It is through such spiritual, emotional, and practical support that we can create a world where abortion is unthinkable, and all women and families are empowered to choose life for their children.
In the Archdiocese, we do this largely through the work of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, the charitable arm of the Church in southeast Michigan, and the Archdiocese's Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship. In particular, Walking with Moms in Need (WWMIN) is a ministry to help parishioners identify and create local resources that provide assistance to pregnant and parenting moms in need, and Project Rachel is a ministry for individuals in need of spiritual and psychological support after the trauma of abortion.
For more information, visit aod.org/prolife, or click a tile below to support.