Project Rachel helpline launches

Jul 8, 2021

ORLANDO | Project Rachel, a healing ministry for women and men struggling from the wounds of an abortion experience, returned to the Diocese of Orlando on July 1. In the planning stage for nearly one year, Leidy Rivas, director of the Culture of Life Office at Catholic Charities of Central Florida, announced that help is available through the new Project Rachel helpline – confidential, dedicated, and non-judgmental. The number, 407-222-8584, is answered by experienced staff members.

Project Rachel Coordinator, Carmen Claypoole, is excited to be a part of the re-introduction of this critical ministry and brings years of experience with Rachel ministries.

Offering “healing through Christ”, open to everyone, Rivas hopes retreats in both English and Spanish will help redeem hearts broken by abortion, offering help for all who seek God’s mercy, healing, and love. Missionary of Mercy Father Anthony Aarons notes, “God always offers us opportunities to make good on the poor choices we have made.”

If you or someone you know has been impacted by an abortion, you may call or text (407) 222-8584 or email for more information.

By Glenda Meekins of the Florida Catholic, July 08, 2021