Are you struggling with a past abortion experience?

The Pregnancy Care & Family Support Centre is a compassionate place to work through the difficult emotions that may be felt after an abortion decision. Sometimes it is years after the abortion that these feelings will surface.  It is never too late to address this hurt. You are not alone. Grieving the loss and being able to move forward is possible.

What to Expect

For the first appointment you can expect a safe place to talk about the past pregnancy, the abortion experience and the subsequent emotions following the abortion. You will find a compassionate non-judgmental environment with a support worker who listens and cares.  We also offer an opportunity to meet with women who have traveled this journey and have experienced healing.  We are here to help and extend hope.

Free and Confidential Support After an Abortion

We provide support on an individual basis or in a small group setting using the faith-based program, “Living in Color".  For more information or if you would like to speak with someone who has completed the program, please contact us.  All our programs, including Living in Color are strictly confidential. 

Description of Living in Color:

Living in Color is a post-abortion recovery and healing program.  Dr. Theresa Burke coined the phrase "forbidden grief" to describe the sadness and pain felt by many women following their abortion decision. This pain is seldom confined to the loss of a child: many also lose relationships, self-worth and hope for the future. These losses must be grieved and, as with all grieving journeys, this involves processing emotional responses such as relief, denial, guilt, shame, depression, anger and forgiveness. The post-abortive woman also needs to allow herself to "know" her child in order to say "goodbye for now."  Having processed her grief, it is important to pay attention to what comes next. Many women discover that their healing journeys teach them many life lessons that contribute to increased strength of character, wisdom, vision and hope. The final chapter of the program celebrates the process of emerging from the "grey zone" of unresolved loss into a life of color, freedom, and joy.

 

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