Rachel’s Vineyard Baltimore “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort…with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” -2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Rachel’s Vineyard Baltimore is the church's ministry which hosts healing weekend retreats and operates as a referral network of professional clergy, licensed counselors and volunteers, all trained to provide one-on-one spiritual and psychological support for those who are suffering from the trauma of abortion.
Abortion & Coercion • 64% of abortions involve coercion • Various sources of pressure & manipulation • Women are often given inadequate counseling about their abortion
Effects of Abortion • 6-7 times higher suicide rates • 65% increase in clinical depression • 30 % increase in anxiety disorders • 100% increase in sleep disorders • 144% increase in child abuse
“The emotional and spiritual pain can become so severe that the women believe they deserve to suffer for what they have done and find many ways to punish themselves”
Who are the women who choose abortion? They are our daughters, partners, wives, sisters, relatives, friends and members of our parish communities.
Ministries of Project Rachel • Retreats • Counselor’s Network
Rachel’s Vineyard Healing the pain of abortion – one weekend at a time. Rachel’s Vineyard was founded by Dr. Theresa Burke, PhD. The retreat and support group model is offered nationally and internationally. www.rachelsvineyard.org Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Rachel's Vineyard can help you find your inner voice. • Rachel's Vineyard is therapy for the soul.
The Rachel’s Vineyard Models are “Trauma sensitive” as participants progress through the steps of healing, utilizing “Living Scriptures“, meditations, prayer and connecting with others who share their loss. This is carried out with the guidance and support of a loving and experienced retreat team.
Who works with Project Rachel • Clergy • Counselors • Volunteers
Contact Rachel’s Vineyard Baltimore firstname.lastname@example.org (410) 625-8491 www.rvbaltimore.org