Healing Resources

Thank you for taking the first step. Our mission is to provide you with compassionate support and practical resources to help you find healing. Here you will find links to helpful resources, and books.

Healing Resources for Women

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat:

A Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat is a place where you can share, often for the first time, about your abortion in a safe environment.  You will be able to grieve, forgive yourself, and reconcile with God and with your lost babies.  You will find peace, hope and forgiveness.  Contact us confidentially.  Our team is here for you.  Link to Retreats page.

Please call Lori (303) 904-7414 to leave a confidential message or reach out via email at Lori@rvrcolorado.org.

Contact a Counselor Today:

Counseling is a helpful step in your journey towards healing. Many women experience anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress symptoms after abortion. Reaching out to a private counselor can help you begin healing and provide support after a retreat:

CatholicTherapists.com  |  www.catholictherapists.com

St Raphael Counseling (Denver Catholic Charities)
720-377-1359  |  www.straphaelcounseling.com

Darilyn Bixenman, MA LPC  |  Abide Counseling for Women
www.abidetherapy.com

Helpful Books:

You may find it helpful to read stories from other women who have gone through similar experiences, many of whom are past participants of a Rachel’s Vineyard weekend. We hope these books give you comfort, lessen the feelings of loneliness, and offer you a glimmer of hope for the future.

Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion
by Theresa Burke (founder of Rachel’s Vineyard) and David Reardon.
Order from Rachel’s Vineyard Office – (610-354-0555) Or purchase on Amazon→

Journey of a Soul: Encountering Christ’s Mercy After Abortion
by The Disciples of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Inc. Didaskalos Books, Littleton Colorado. 2018
Purchase on Amazon →

Letters to Heaven: Letters of Love and Sorrow from Mothers and Fathers to their children lost to abortion.
Edith Gutierrez, LPC. Gospel of Life Press, 2015
Purchase on Amazon→

A common misconception about abortion is that it leaves no lasting impact. However, many women experience a complex mix of emotions and behaviors following their abortions. You are not alone. We are here to help you. The first step to healing is to realize you need help. Join us on a weekend retreat or consider one of our other resources.

Healing Resources for Men

Maybe your girlfriend had abortions against your wishes, or perhaps your spouse had abortions before you met each other. The pain from abortions can affect not just the woman but also those close to her.

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat:

Since 1973, there have been over 70 million abortions in the United States. If you are a man who lost your child from an abortion, or you have been involved in an abortion decision in any way, we warmly invite you to join one of our healing retreats.
Rachel’s Vineyard retreats are designed to support both men and women who are struggling after an abortion. You are welcome to attend alone or with your spouse.

Please call Lori (303) 904-7414 to leave a confidential message or reach out via email at Lori@rvrcolorado.org.

Helpful Books:

You may find it helpful to read from a psycologist about other men who have gone through similar experiences. We hope this book give you comfort, lessen the feelings of loneliness, and offer you a glimmer of hope for the future.

Tears of the Fisherman
by Kevin Burke, LSW
Order from Rachel’s Vineyard online→

Healing Resources for Family Members

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat:

The ripple effect of a woman’s abortion decision can lead to complex feelings of grief, confusion and sadness among grandparents, siblings, and even brothers and sisters of babies lost to abortion. Our retreats are open to supportive family members such as husbands, mothers or other adults involved.

Please call Lori (303) 904-7414 to leave a confidential message or reach out via email at Lori@rvrcolorado.org.

Memorial Wall

Sacred Heart of Mary Cemetery located in Boulder, Colorado gives you the opportunity to honor your child by purchasing a brass name plate to be placed on the Memorial Wall for the Unborn. You can join thousands from across the country who have taken an important step in the healing process.