This section lists resources for women, and ideas and information on how to find additional help with PASS and PASS related issues.
Counseling Resource - Living Arts Center - Tessa Sugarbaker, MD, MA. neutral, nonjudgemental counseling -
Post-Abortion Individual and Group Therapy for Women
Tessa Sugarbaker, MD, MA Obstetrician Gynecologist & Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, supervised by Merry Ross, MFT (MFC#37401).
Living Arts Counseling Center
5463 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
510-595-5500 ext 23
I offer sliding scale group and individual therapy for women post-abortion. I use talk, drama, and other creative arts processes to facilitate the healing process. For more information visit www.livingartscenter.org
Counseling Resource - The Stacie Zalle Post Abortion Comfort Portal - neutral non-judgemental counseling referrals
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Spiritual Comfort After an Abortion - 10 page booklet
"Spiritual Comfort Before and After An Abortion" by Anne Baker and Rev. Annie Clark is a composite of prayers, thoughts, and responses from sensitive clergy to some of the most troubling questions and thoughts before and after an abortion (or abortions). Rev. Annie Clark and I discovered that if the pastoral counseling was for AFTER an abortion, there was mostly compassion and sincere desire to help the person acknowledge and receive forgiveness and understanding. We distilled the best of the best responses and put it in the booklet. We want to e-publish it, but in the meanwhile it can be purchased through The Hope Clinic online at the website: http://www.hopeclinic.com)
Post Abortion Counseling
Care Net Pregnancy Center of Milwaukee
2917 N. Oakland Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Our center offers post-abortion counseling free of charge to any woman. The group
format for our counseling uses a Bible based study called, "Forgiven and Set Free" by
Daily News about abortion around the world.
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Legal Help for Women
This web-site provide testimonies, CD with book to journey through healing by way of music.
Musical Healing Ministry
Kay E. Konz, Ed.S.
Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
3310 Serenity Circle, #10
Lincoln, NE 68516
Mental health counselor trained in Project Rachel, currently in private practice.
I will see clients in need of after-abortion counseling at a reduced rate
based on client's resources.
Name: Day Of Prayer and Healing
Type of Help: Retreat day for those suffering from post abortion
Contact Person: SR. John Joseph
Resource: This is the fifth year of "Days of Prayer and Healing" at the Sisters of Life in the Bronx, NY for women and men suffering from a past abortion. The day is conducted by a woman who is a counselor and post abortive herself. The Sisters and a priest assist with the day and although it is centered on the Catholic sacraments people from all faiths and walks of life are welcomed and have in fact come and benefited from the days. Once someone has gone through one of the retreats, there is a monthly group beginning with prayer and then addressing various post abortion issues.
Contact: Sr John Joseph 718-881-8008
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PHD is the Society for the Preservation of Human Dignity, a non-profit counseling center for pregnancy help and education located near Chicago. All programs are free.
Among the programs offered are Post-Abortion Counseling in Individual, Group, and Retreat settings.
I have only recently discovered that I have PASS. I was referred to PHD from my gyne, and I have to say that if you are anywhere near the Chicago area, this is the most caring, supportive environment anyone could ever want.
I was seen the same day I called by Kathleen Pluth, a counselor who serves as Associate Director. I felt immediately at ease and was just amazed that not only did she understand what I was going through, she was incredibly supportive. It is obvious she has had extensive education in PASS.
Other programs and services include:
Sexual Readiness and Abstinence
Counseling on any issue concerning pregnancy and early childhood parenting for individuals, couples, families, grandparents, and birthfathers
Support Groups for single mothers, families, and grandparents
Adoption Decision Making and Post-Adoption Counseling
Grief and Loss Counseling for help in coping with the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or death
Pregnancy Testing and Decision Making
Pregnancy Planning and Support
Parenting Support up to age 3
Baby and Maternity Closet Voucher Program
Referrals - housing, legal, medical, day care, employment, adoption
Educational Outreach - prevention through abstinence education
All of the above are detailed at their website, http://www.sphd.org.
PHD is located at:
37 N. Plum Grove Road
Palatine, IL 60067
Phone: (847) 359-4919
Fax: (847) 359-4991
If you would like more information on my own personal experience with PHD, I will be happy to share. This center, along with this website, have been an absolute Godsend.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Panhandle Mental Health Center
TypeofHelp: PASS Counseling
ContactPerson: Cheryl Zitterkopf
Resource: Panhandle Mental Health Center
4110 Ave. D
Contact person: Cheryl Zitterkopf CADAC
"Project Rachel is the post-abortion healing ministry of the Catholic Church. It
was founded in 1984 in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Vicki Thorn. At this
time, Project Rachel is in more than 110 diocese in the United States with more
This diocesan based ministry is composed of a network of specially trained
clergy, spiritual directors and therapists who provide compassionate one-on-one
care to those who are struggling with the aftermath of abortion. Project Rachel
is designed to provide confidential and skilled help to each individual who
comes to the ministry.
Project Rachel is an outreach of the Catholic Church, but it is open to anyone
who is struggling after an abortion loss. It is able to help women and men;
parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and others whose lives have been
impacted by an abortion loss."
For additional information and resources, please e-mail or contact:
The National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing, Inc.
P.O. Box 07477
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0477
National Referral Line:1-800-5WE-CARE
Business Line: 1-414-483-4141
Fax Line: 1-414-483-7376
Website: National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation & Healing
For referrals to support groups and outreaches of other denominations, contact
the National Referral number at 1-800-5WE-CARE. If the lines are occupied,
please leave a message on their answering machine and they will return a call to
you as soon as they are able.
Find your Legislative Representatives, and tell them your view on PASS (and anything else!)
Want to help other women recover from an abortion? Want to put your talents and special abilities to work for women with PASS everywhere? Join the PASS Foundation. Check out what the PASS Foundation is all about, and see if you can volunteer to help!