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Resources

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
    tessasugarbaker@gmail.com
    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

  • PASS Awareness Information and Promotional Materials

  • What is PASS? Is it a 'real' problem? Go here for answers.

  • Recovery Bookstore

  • Doing a school paper, or conducting personal research? Go here to ask questions

  • Want to share your experience for a book about PASS? Go here for more information

  • How to obtain a copy of your medical records from your clinic.

  • Try this Site's Online Structured Recovery Group

  • Information about how to find a counselor, and a test to see if you are struggling with depression after your abortion

  • Unplanned/Crisis Pregnancy Help

  • Free Suicide Hotlines - Crisis Situation Help

  • Visit the PASS Online Store to help support this site, and purchase custom PASS merchandise.

  • 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
    (414)962-2212
    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 Linda Cochran.

  • Daily News about abortion around the world.

  • Please review the section on How to Protect Your Privacy Online

  • Legal Help for Women

  • This web-site provide testimonies, CD with book to journey through healing by way of music.
    http://www.ProjectGrace.com 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

  • === resource === 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:

    Crisis Intervention
    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
    Crib Program
    Referrals - housing, legal, medical, day care, employment, adoption
    Educational Outreach - prevention through abstinence education
    Childbirth Preparation
    Parenting Seminars
    Budgeting Classes
    Educational Videos

    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 rapture@ziplip.com

  • Name: Panhandle Mental Health Center
    TypeofHelp: PASS Counseling
    ContactPerson: Cheryl Zitterkopf
    Resource: Panhandle Mental Health Center
    4110 Ave. D
    Scottsbluff, NE
    Contact person: Cheryl Zitterkopf CADAC
    (308)254-2649

  • Project Rachel:
    "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 ministries forming. 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
    E-mail: noparh@juno.com
    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!)

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  • 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!


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