Most of us at Rachel's Vineyard have walked the same road as you. So please call or drop us a line. We are here to help those who want to be helped. It's normal to feel unsure, Perhaps fearful, and you will have questions and worries... but there is hope

Theresa Karminski Burke, Ph. D., started one of the first therapeutic support groups for post-aborted women in 1986 after founding The Center for Post Abortion Healing. In 1994, Rachel's Vineyard: A Psychological and Spiritual Journey for Post Abortion Healing was first published. It was a unique support group model for counselors, offering a very concrete, emotional experience for women who were grieving the loss of their aborted children.

In 1995, Theresa adapted and expanded the curriculum into a format for weekend retreats.
Currently, Rachel's Vineyard has grown to over 700 retreats annually, held in 47 states and 25 countries, with many new sites in development.
Forbidden Grief is a insightful review of
Dr. Theresa Burke’s experience in counseling hundreds of women for abortion-related emotional problems. She discusses the pressure and coercion faced by many women before abortion, the ordeal of the abortion itself and the obstacles in the way of resolving and healing from the experience.



"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you" (Isaiah 41:10)