If you're struggling with the loss of a child from abortion (your own or that of someone close to you), no matter how long ago it was, we can help. Whether you’re feeling depression, grief, insecurity, shame, regret or a variety of other common emotions, you are not alone.
You may be surprised by how many other people suffer and struggle to cope with the same types of feelings from their abortion experience. You may also be surprised to learn that you can be healed. People who seek caring support to coach them through the healing process really can be set free from those negative emotions. We’ve witnessed and experienced deep and lasting healing of many people. We want the same for you!
How We Can Help You
Options for abortion recovery that fit your schedule, needs and personality:
Weekend retreat or a day of reflection: Within our network of abortion recovery programs in Ohio, we can assist you in attending a day or weekend of healing. These are available on a regular basis.
Anonymous option, if you prefer.
Ultimately we want you to gain the confidence you need to not be bound by chains of secrecy. That doesn’t mean everyone in your life needs to know your past decisions, but with some coaching, you can be at peace enough that you could talk about your experience or even help others deal with their grief or abortion struggles. That doesn’t mean you have to talk with anyone beyond your support team, but you won’t be afraid any more.
We will find a way to help you if you desire help. We meet you where you are in your healing journey.
Easy-to-remember national number
(844)289 - HOPE (4673)
is available anytime.
You should receive a reply to your voice or text message within 24 hours.
Our Support Team
Our support team includes those who have experienced abortion in various ways—because it’s important for you to know you’re not alone in your feelings. Talking to someone who’s “been through it,” can help you put things in perspective.
Our support team also includes people who have not experienced abortion directly, but through other life experiences truly understand the grief of such loss. These members of our team are also helpful in helping you realize that people in your life who have not experienced abortion can love and accept you even if they know about your abortion experience. In fact, they may very well admire you for where you are today and be inspired by the healing journey you had the courage to embark on!
The pro-life community is above all a loving community that cares about you and your wellbeing. We’re here for you!
Value of Local Assistance in Recovery
Living in a relatively small community, like Shelby County, there are many familiar faces and family connections, which makes for a stable, close knit community. For some, however, that can be an obstacle in stepping forward for help for problems "we don't want anyone to know."
In our after-abortion support, we will protect your privacy in a confidential setting. That’s why we start with cell phone contact so calls are initially anonymous and can remain that way as long as you need.
We’re happy for you to find healing where ever or however you prefer; from one of the many resources available online nationwide or from us locally. We just want you to feel whole and at peace regardless of decisions from your past. Those decisions don’t define you! It’s who you are today that matters. We can walk with you to help sort your emotions now and during the healing process, to find closure and peace.
Advantages of local support include: convenient in-person meetings or support groups; a shared understanding of the community you live in; and the possibility of long term, ongoing support as needed. Local support is a step toward a feeling of reintegration into the community that you live in.
When necessary, we’ll draw on our network of abortion recovery programs in Ohio and beyond for whatever therapy, support or coaching you need.
Text or call anonymously at 844-289-HOPE (4673)
For immediate or long-term assistance
Or explore these other resources for healing:
Resources for General Post-Abortion Trauma Information
Common Symptoms and Responses
People are affected in different ways by abortion depending on their personality, background and particular experience. But there are common threads that are helpful to know during the healing process.
If you are in immediate distress and need to talk to someone right now, please call the 24 hour, national helpline for abortion recovery, toll-free, at 1-866-482-5433. Someone is there to listen to you at every hour of every day.