abortion, healing, hope, peace, regret, shame

Hurting after abortion? You are not alone. There is hope!

Come find healing and reconciliation

Rachel's Vineyard  

of Northwest Indiana

(219) 552-2944 Confidential Line

Healing the pain of abortion, one weekend at a time


What is a Rachel's Vineyard Retreat?


Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild, and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential, and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release, and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal, and healing.


Why would I need to attend?

Since abortion is usually a carefully guarded secret, many people find it hard to process their experience and acknowledge their emotions. Buried feelings can cause other problems, even years after the abortion, such as eating disorders, depression, guilt, drug and alcohol abuse, intense sorrow, worthlessness, anger, flashbacks, panic attacks, suicidal urges, feelings of abandonment by God, and the inability to forgive oneself.


Who can attend?

The retreat is open to any woman or man who is struggling with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion.  Mothers, fathers, married couples, grandparents, and siblings of aborted children, as well as workers in the abortion industry, have found peace and inner healings through Rachel's Vineyard.

What can I expect from the retreat?


Time to heal


This is a chance to get away from daily life and finally examine your painful past through a supportive and nurturing process. You will have the opportunity to enter the grieving process and identify the ways abortion has affected you.

Pain, guilt, shame, and suffering are transformed through a spiritual process based on the Bible, using rituals, meditation, and reflection, ending with a memorial service and Mass of Resurrection 


What is provided?


  • Private room
  • All meals (special dietary needs will be accommodated)
  • Time for reflection and prayer - the weekend takes a Catholic Christian perspective, but persons of any faith background are welcome
  • A safe and non-judgmental environment
  • Holy Mass and Reconciliation
  • An ending Memorial Service where you will have the opportunity to invite close family or friends


This is the place...

  • to heal your wounded heart
  • to find understanding hearts to embrace you
  • to receive Christ's mercy and grace
  • to finally forgive yourself

Upcoming retreats

retreat, healing, holy spirit

Retreats are held in the spring and fall

Location: Michigan City, IN

March 6 - 8, 2020

October 23 - 25, 2020

Time: Retreat begins at 6 pm on Friday

              Retreat ends 3 pm on Sunday, 

Cost: $150 (financial help available)

Group size is limited



Call confidential line: 219-552-2944

or email RVretreat@helpafterabortion.net

You can also print this registration/inquiry form and mail to 

Rachel's Vineyard

9292 Broadway

Merrillville, IN 46419



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Help After Abortion

(219) 552-2944

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Sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary, IN