If you are in need of additional assistance beyond what the Gabriel Project is able to provide, here is a directory of other agencies in the area that we recommend which provide a wide variety of services to help you with your needs.
Priests for Life
Priests for Life is promoting an effective parish program to reach out to women who need our help to choose life and avoid abortion. It is called the Gabriel Project, and is already being practiced in many parishes across America. The concept is simple: The parish announces to the community that any woman who is pregnant and in need may come to the Church to seek assistance. The pastor sees to it that each woman who does come is given personal attention by a trained member of the Gabriel team. That person, then brings back to the parish the needs of the woman, and the parish responds with concrete help.
Project Defending LifeCatholic Pro-Life Ministries in New Mexico
Project Defending Life is a Catholic pro-life ministry established by Fr. Stephen Imbarrto in Albuquerque, NM. Gabriel Project was first implemented in New Mexico under this organization. They sponsor many excellent pro-life ministries and activities in Northern New Mexico.
Rachel’s VineyardHealing the Pain of AbortionContact: Martha Beasley
Rachel’s Vineyard is an organization that conducts retreats to help women and men who suffer from the fact they have had; or, participated in an abortion. Parishioner’s from the Basilica of San Albino proudly work beside others from the Diocese of Las Cruces to conduct these retreats in the area.
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.
Rachel’s Vineyard can help you find your inner voice. It can help you experience God’s love and compassion on a profound level. It creates a place where men and women can share, often for the first time, their deepest feelings about abortion. You are allowed to dismantle troubling secrets in an environment of emotional and spiritual safety.
Rachel’s Vineyard is therapy for the soul. Participants, who have been trapped in anger toward themselves or others, experience forgiveness. Peace is found. Lives are restored. A sense of hope and meaning for the future is finally re-discovered.
San Albino Roman Catholic Church
The Basilica of San Albino Roman Catholic Church is a bilingual community of believers on a faith journey. We are called to love one another, as God loves us by prayer, service and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
St Genevieve’s Catholic ChurchSociety of St. Vincent de Paul
The Mission of Saint Genevieve Church is to increase the awareness of Christ’s presence in our homes and community. We are dedicated to helping those in need of spiritual and material assistance and we encourage all people to fully utilize their gifts in service to others. Our ultimate goal is to draw all people towards holiness and a closer relationship with God.
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
The Gabriel ProjectNational Organization
The Angel GABRIEL was sent as a Messenger of God. “Rejoice! Fear not!” were his words of encouragement and hope delivered to the Madonna in announcement of her unexpected pregnancy. The Gabriel Project works to deliver this same message of hope to pregnant women today. Our mission is to respect all life — at any age, in any circumstance. This means that we are profoundly committed not only to the unborn, but also to their mothers. Pregnant? Need help? Or, would you like to help someone in need? You have arrived at the right place…
If you are considering an abortion, we want you to know what this choice could mean to your future. You do have the choice not to have an abortion and we can help. We want to help you avoid being hurt physically and emotionally by offering solutions.
- Pregnancy tests/verification
- Limited Ultrasounds
- STD Testing
- Community Resource Referrals
- Abortion Risks and Procedures Information
- Peer Counseling
- Post-abortion Recovery
- Rapid HIV Testing available
- Parenting Class
- Fatherhood Mentoring
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Pro-life activities, documents and media abound within the Roman Catholic Church. Visit the USCCB Pro-Life web site and look around. The USCCB wrote to Diocesan Pro-Life/Respect Life Directors on December 12, 2002 establishing the Gabriel Project National Office. The purpose of designating a national office is to network Gabriel Projects across the nation.