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Diocese of Reno

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☏ (775) 329 – 9274

📍290 S. Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89501


For Hope and Healing the Wounds of Abortion

What is Project Rachel?

Project Rachel is a post-abortion healing ministry, a nonjudgmental and confidential Catholic outreach to women and men of all religions who have experienced the trauma of abortion.  Anyone who has emotional, mental, and spiritual pain can find truth and healing.  Project Rachel is named after the Old Testament figure Rachel, who weeps inconsolably for her children “who are no more” until God came to her, offering hope for her future (Jeremiah 31:15-17).  God is all loving, forgiving, and merciful, and in His name the Church reaches out to you with compassion and hope.



Project Rachel is for anyone affected by abortion:

  • Women who have had an abortion
  • Men whose significant others have had abortions
  • Parents, children, siblings, other family members and friends of those who have had an abortion
  • Anyone who has encouraged or helped someone else obtain an abortion
  • Anyone who has worked in the abortion industry

Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?

  • Guilt, shame, sadness, grief, sense of loss, remorse
  • Anger, rage, depression, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts
  • Alcohol abuse, substance abuse, addictions
  • Anxiety, eating disorders, trouble sleeping or nightmares
  • Broken relationships, inability to bond with children
  • Fear of punishment from God


Licensed professional therapists—Receive a referral to someone who is specially trained and sensitive to the needs of those hurting from a past abortion.

Referrals to Priests—Spiritual guidance sensitive to your particular needs and preparation to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreats—Take time away to seek peace and healing at a confidential retreat led by a Project Rachel team (some retreats are for both women and men).

Awareness program, prayer service, and Mass of Hope and Healing for anyone touched by the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, early infant death, or abortion. —Future dates to be determined

How do you contact us? 


Call the Project Rachel nonjudgmental and confidential help line.  All calls are returned within 24 hours by a trained Project Rachel staff member who talks with the caller about their experience to discern and offer the options available to begin the healing process.


775-324-4325  or email 


April 2024

During the month of April, we celebrate the Easter Season and Divine Mercy Sunday.  God desires all those who have been impacted by abortion in any way to experience His eternal love, compassion, and everlasting mercy.  Please find out more about us at Click on Our Works, scroll down, click on Project Rachel.  Contact our confidential, non-judgmental help line 775-324-4325 or email to take advantage of valuable resources.

March 2024

During the month of March, we invoke St. Joseph to walk with all men who have participated in an abortion in any way, including doctors.  We are filled with gratitude to God who is all-loving, merciful, forgiving, and waiting to heal these men who reach out for help.  Please find out more about us at Click on Our Works, scroll down, click on Project Rachel.  Contact our confidential, non-judgmental help line 775-324-4325 or email to take advantage of valuable resources.

General Announcements

–*New schedule–Starting in January 2021, once a month on Sundays, I am available to give a 2-3 minute informational talk at the end of Mass about Project Rachel.  During October Respect Life Month, I will be available all Sundays.  I will not be available the month of December.  The educational component of Project Rachel is of utmost importance.  I have the Peace Starts Here and How to Talk to a Friend Who’s Had an Abortion pamphlets/brochures available and also a Prayer for Healing card.  Please check with your pastor to find out if he is open to having me do a presentation at your parish.  If so, contact me by email or call the Project Rachel Ministry help line 775-324-4325.

–*New—Starting in March 2021, I am available to lead The Rachel Rosary to pray for healing of victims of post-abortion syndrome and those who have been involved in abortions in any way.  The Rachel Rosary is comprised of the 5 Sorrowful Mysteries and the Glorious Mystery of the Resurrection with a scripture passage for each mystery and an intercessory prayer for each Our Father and Hail Mary.  Perfect for small groups, ministries, or the parish.  It is beautiful, heartbreaking, and takes about 45 minutes to pray.  Contact me or call the Project Rachel Ministry help line  775-324-4325.

Do you know the difference between the Project Rachel Ministry and Rachel’s Vineyard?  I am available to present 20-25 minute informational talks during women’s, men’s, or combined ministry/group meetings.  Email or call 775-324-4325, the Project Rachel Ministry help line.

Do you know a practicing Catholic licensed mental health professional or are you a licensed mental health professional?  The Project Rachel Ministry is looking for a few good men and women to join our referral core team.  If you are interested, contact our confidential, nonjudgmental help line 775-324-4325 or email