Project Rachel

Are you searching for forgiveness and peace?

Whether it’s been one year or 20 years, you need time to grieve your loss and reflect on your feelings of sorrow and regret. Project Rachel is here to help you do that in a supportive and confidential environment. We are here to listen to you and help you through your pain.

Project Rachel offers:

  • Complete confidentiality
  • A chance to share your grief in a safe atmosphere of acceptance and trust
  • Referrals to priests or professional counselors
  • Forgiveness, healing, and peace through Rachel’s Vineyard Healing Retreats

As a program of Catholic Community Services, Project Rachel welcomes people of all faiths, and is not for women only.


Many women experience trauma after an abortion. Some of these manifestations include:

  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Despair
  • Feelings of helplessness
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Low self-esteem
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Nightmares/sleep anxieties
  • Anniversary reactions
  • Anger at others involved
  • Anger at God and Church
  • Sexual problems
  • Flashbacks
  • Broken relationships
  • Intense interest in babies
  • No joy in another’s pregnancy

These are common reactions for those who have had abortions, but you may think that no one else who has had an abortion feels this way.

You are not alone.

Read our stories and come discover a path to healing.

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Project Rachel provides hope and healing after abortion. Call now for a confidential, compassionate conversation.

Frances, in English:
(206) 920-6413

Alejandra, en Español:
(206) 450-7814



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2024 Project Rachel Retreats (English)
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In Praise of the Rachel’s Vineyard Healing Retreat


To donate online to Project Rachel, please click the button below.


Or, send your check made out to Project Rachel to:

Catholic Community Services
Attn: Fund Development
100 23rd Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98144-5979

Your donation ensures that every person wounded by abortion can receive healing and hope! Thank you for your generosity.

In Praise of the Rachel’s Vineyard Healing Retreat

Testimonies from Past Retreats

“Most meaningful was receiving the hidden need I didn’t know I had: Jesus!”

“My life has improved in all areas.  I feel that I will be a better mother, wife, daughter, friend and my relationship with God has been awakened.  I am reborn.”

“This retreat was perfect for me! Thank you all for your love and guidance.”

“My heart is more open. I can see some of the old me that has been dying to get out!”

“People need to know about this program!  I like myself more, I respect the body God gave me, and emotionally, I have relief from the heavy burden of guilt.”

“I feel healed in my soul, emotions and the burden of shame gone from my life.”

“Transforming!  I came hurting, along with everyone else, and through the wonderful guiding hands of the retreat leaders we all showed the amazing grace of healing.”

Testimonios del Retiro Español, 2019

“Todo muy bien. De bendición. Para todas las personas que vieren a vivirlo. Yo tenia mucho gozo de poder venir. Pude ver al amor de Dios cuando nos atendieron.”

“Que nos tratan como familia y nos dejan expresar todo lo que traemos y queremos dejar y nos eschuchan.”

“Fue encontrarme con hermanitas que sufre igual que yo, y ver vuanto dolor hay en otras personas.”

“Su inmensa entrega de servicio de cada uno de ustedes…


la bondad


el servicio



el cuidado

La hermandad.”

For more testimonials from past retreats, click here.