Testimonies of Hope and Healing

Prison-Ministry

Men suffer from abortion too! If you are carrying the pain and sorrow of losing a child to abortion(s), you are not alone. Find support from other men who are suffering during our “Entering Canaan Men’s Day of Prayer and Healing,” on Saturday, February 18. This day retreat is hosted by Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo’s Project... Read more

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Have you or someone you love experienced a loss due to a stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage,... Read more

Clarissa

"Twenty-two years ago, at the age of 16, I had an abortion.  For many years following my abortion I suffered greatly.  I struggled with drug and alcohol abuse, troubled relationships, among many other things.  The greatest struggle was being able to accept God’s forgiveness and forgiving myself for what I had done.  Read more

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At 22-years-old, I was pressured into having an abortion. I was a strong, good, Catholic young woman. I was not the kind of girl that found herself in this sort of situation. I lost hope, and I lost faith. I felt alone in the world. After months of struggling with the heartbreak of my loss, I looked for help. The first place I found... Read more

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27 “My husband was on and off from his job. I was at home with my youngest son when he came home and wanted out of our marriage.” Frightened and scared of what would... Read more

I had my abortion over thirty years ago. I never talked to anyone about it, I just pushed it further and further inside of myself but it would come out and slap me in the face and surface as anger and insecurities. I looked at myself as a nothing, not having any worth and I ended up hating myself for all the anger inside of me and... Read more

I had an abortion my senior year in high school. I found out I was pregnant and was petrified to tell my family, so I didn't. My boyfriend at the time said maybe I should have an abortion. I was so scared and felt so alone in my decision. I called an abortion clinic and skipped school to meet with them. They assured me that I would be alright,... Read more

"Today I am still healing, I still cry, but I can honestly say I love life ... Abortion not only took my baby's life, but it almost took mine. I am thankful for the Church and Her ministry, for teaching me to love myself, and to live for God." ~ Molly

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Catholic Charities makes real the love God has for each individual regardless of faith or background, by serving the poor, speaking for and assisting the neglected and forgotten, respecting and promoting life from beginning to end, and nurturing and supporting individuals and families.

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