“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul…” —Gilbert K. Chesterton
Many of us think of the new year as a clean slate, a time to reset our priorities and to make changes to improve our lives. This may be your time to go deep and seek healing for lingering feelings about your abortion experience. Maybe you’ve gone through a healing group but feel the need to reconnect with supportive women who understand where you’ve been. We can help.
We Offer Support
Finally, there is a place where you can talk openly about your
abortion experience with someone who understands.
We offer a safe community of women who have been where you are. Being in a safe place with safe people promotes sharing,
understanding, and healing.
You Are Not Alone
1 in 4 women has experienced abortion. *
9 out of 10 women who have experienced abortion
don’t know where to go for support and healing. **
We Can Help
Call or text 24/7 614.721.2100
JOIN US for Monthly Connection Meetings
These are drop-in, no commitment meetings for women who have a shared abortion experience to connect with each other and to discuss how they can find support. These meetings provide a safe, confidential, compassionate, nonjudgmental place for individuals to begin and continue the process of healing after abortion. New topics of interest are presented each month.
We are looking for people who have attended at least one Connection Meeting in the past to have the opportunity to share their testimonies and to assist with facilitating meetings in 2023. If you are interested, text or call us at 614-721-2100.
665 E. Dublin Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43229
2nd Tuesday 7:00 – 8:00 pm – January 10, 2023
3rd Wednesday 9:30 – 10:30 am –January 18, 2023
3rd Monday 7:00 – 8:00 pm – January 16, 2023
To register for this confidential meeting, contact Carolyn at CarolynK@pdhc.org or 614.721.2100 call/text
Call or text 614-721-2100 for information about
Upcoming Healing Groups
Living in Color
Group Forming NOW
Living in Color: A post-abortion healing and recovery program for small groups. These groups will be presented virtually or in-person. This 8-week journey is led by trained peer facilitators who have been through abortion recovery programs themselves. Call or text 614.721.2100 for more information.
Continued Healing Groups
Ask about participation in Unraveled Roots or Soul Healing, for those who have already completed a post-abortion study or Rachel's Vineyard.
Unraveled Roots: Exposing the Hidden Causes of Damaging Behavior
Soul Healing: A book and video series that leads you to live beyond the pain of your past.
SAVE THE DATE!
Mark your calendars for the next Celebration of Restoration. It will be on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at the Brookside Golf & Country Club. Make plans now to attend this uplifting, encouraging time with great food, fabulous speakers, and wonderful fellowship.
Rachel’s Vineyard In-Person Weekend Retreat
May 5-7, 2023
TAKING APPLICATIONS NOW!
Process the emotional impact of abortion during this therapeutic time of finding peace and restoration. Trained peer facilitators, clergy, and a professional counselor lead the retreat weekends.
Call or text 24/7 614.721.2100 for more information.
* Guttmacher Institute
** Heroic Media & Shapard Research
Bessie Adams served PDHC as a volunteer for 26 years and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 4th. Bessie touched so many lives and set a wonderful example for us all! Bessie first became part of PDHC when a small pregnancy center in West Jefferson where she was volunteering, was combined into PDHC. She faithfully served as an active volunteer in PDHC’s Abortion Recovery (aR) Program for many years, first by leading groups of women through the post-abortion support program H.E.A.R.T., and the Living in Color program, as well as assisting in the Abortion Recovery weekend retreats, Connection Meetings, and other special events. Bessie has also served PDHC through the years as a greeter, client consultant and was an amazing mentor for young moms and dads as a facilitator for parenting classes in several of our PDHC Care Centers. In 2016, Bessie received the PDHC “Pierce Award” as “Volunteer of the Year” because she is truly an example of God’s loving kindness and faithfulness. Her life experiences combined with her love for sharing God’s grace were the source of Bessie’s spark and compassion for others. While the rest of the world slows down their pace in the ‘golden years”, not Bessie. She always wanted to keep learning and kept an open mind to change. Last year, she had just completed a Certificate in Ministry program at her church at the young age of 75! She wanted to be qualified for whatever job God was preparing her to do! Bessie was an active member of the Potter's House Church of God in Columbus, OH and had received the support of her pastor to offer Living in Color Abortion Recovery groups at her church. Bessie, we honor you today and know that your legacy lives on here at PDHC! For more information on partnering with us, visit SupportLifePDHC.org.
Bessie's Place resides at our new Empowerment Center, for our Abortion Recovery Groups.