Statement from Archbishop Collins
re: October 10 Order of Canada Ceremony recognizing Henry Morgentaler
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Resources for pregnant women/post abortion healing ministry:
Aid to Women is a Toronto based crisis pregnancy centre, offering alternatives to abortion and healing from its aftermath, providing practical, emotional and spiritual assistance to facilitate the choice for life. (416) 921-6016 or email: toronto_aidtowomen [@] yahoo.ca
Birthright International - Birthright takes a "non-moralistic", "non-judgmental" approach toward helping women through their pregnancy dilemmas.
Call 1-800-550-4900 or visit them online at www.birthright.org
Project Rachel - Post Abortion healing ministry - 1-888-355-1110
Project Rachel is a sensitive, private and confidential experience
a.. provides you with an opportunity to receive the healing grace of God and to move forward in a caring and hope-filled atmosphere toward reconciliation with yourself, your unborn child, your church and your God.
a.. connects you with a priest who will focus on preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Generally, the process will include counselling, prayer and scripture.
a.. is, regardless of your faith, counselling with specially trained professional counsellors. Such counselling can help you sort through your feelings and deal with unresolved conflicts.
Rachel's Vineyard, a ministry of Priests for Life, offers weekends for healing after abortion, as well as a support group, in locations elsewhere in Canada and around the world. Contact www.rachelsvineyard.org or 1-877-HOPE-4ME.
Second Chance Ministry, based in Scarborough and co-founded by Father Vince Heffernan, SFM and Angelina Steenstra is an outreach to those who have experienced abortion aftermath, offering one-to-one spiritual counselling, a support group, the Sacrament of Reconcilation, and referrals if necessary. Contact (416) 261-7135; Angelina can be reached at 905-430-7990 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Angelina is also the Canadian co-ordinator for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, which makes the public aware of the devastation abortion brings to women and men.
Sisters of Life
The Sisters of Life are a religious community of women active in the Archdiocese of Toronto, called to pro-life ministry. For more information on the Sisters of Life, contact the Archdiocese of Toronto at: (416) 934-0606.
For more information on their work across North America, visit: www.sistersoflife.org
Resources for Single/Teen Parents
(416) 438-6880 ▪ www.rosaliehall.com
Rosalie Hall is a young parent resource centre, serving Toronto communities since 1914 and located in Scarborough. The centre provides a comprehensive range of services to young parents and their children, including: community counselling and outreach, drop-in day care, residential care (for mothers and their infants), child development, parent relief, peer mentors, arts and crafts, pastoral care and the Young Parent Employment Program.
Rose of Durham
(905) 432-3622 ▪ www.roseofdurham.com
Rose of Durham is a non-profit charitable agency whose mission is to serve expectant/parenting young people who reside in the Durham Region. Professional staff, with assistance from qualified volunteers, address emotional, physical, social, educational and spiritual needs through a variety of programs and services supportive of the young parent's development towards responsible parenting.
Rose of Durham provides services to young parents and offers a variety of programs to meet their needs:
- Individual and Group Counselling
- Prenatal Classes
- Parenting Classes
- Teen Parent School Program
- Drop In Programs
- Special Workshops
- Summer Programming
Rose of Sharon
(905) 853-5514 ▪ www.therose.ca
Rose of Sharon provides services for pregnant teens, young mothers and their families with a variety of programs including: parenting and personal development; community outreach through individual, couple and family counselling; and childcare which provides stimulating programming for children. Educational programs (for students 20 and younger) allow young parents to work towards completion of their high school diploma and transition to post secondary placement. Rose of Sharon also offers a community education program on prevention for middle and high school students.
(905) 858-0329 ▪ www.vitamanor.org
Vita Manor is a Catholic agency in partnership with the Peel Community.
The agency provides pregnant women and their children with opportunities to enhance their well-being, build their families and live to their fullest potential.
For families, the agency will provide information when appropriate to parents and fathers-to-be and assist women in developing positive relationships with families and fathers-to-be.
The agency also offers community and residential support programs, education and advocacy.