Heart exists to provide a place for people to experience forgiveness and healing from past abortions.

About Heart

Many women in our families, churches, and the community at large, have had abortions and are struggling. We want them to know they are not alone. Because so many men and women have had an abortion, chances are there are people that you encounter every day who have had that experience.

The emotions that can follow an abortion often get pushed down and set aside to be dealt with another time, or in the hope that they will go away on their own. The reality is that they are likely to resurface and cause pain and frustration in ways that are unexpected.

We at First Image offer the hope of Jesus to those who have participated in abortion through Heart.

Heart is a biblically based recovery group for women who have been affected by an abortion decision. We have seen the lives of many women transformed through these groups over decades. Women come together in community on their journey of healing, are comforted by each other, and can come to know the healing, grace, and forgiveness Christ offers.

It is our prayer that every woman that participates leaves with greater hope and peace in Jesus than when they first came in.

After Abortion

For those that are not sure how they feel about their abortion and aren’t ready for the commitment of a longer recovery group, we have After Abortion, which is a drop in group where women have the opportunity to process their abortion experience in a safe environment through talking or listening, regardless of their background. This is a place where you will be met with grace, acceptance, and support.

Beauty for Ashes: A Heart Ministry Campaign

This August, we hope to raise at least 10% of Heart’s operating costs for the year. $50 will help one woman take a step towards freedom. $200 will support one woman going through the entire 8-week Heart program.

If just 40 people gave at this level, we would reach our $7,500 goal!

Any amount helps. Go to our campaign page to find out more about how you can help experience freedom and forgiveness from past abortion.

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Mindy Johnson, Program Director

Mindy Johnson is the Director of Heart, the post abortion reconciliation ministry of First Image. She has been with First Image for 12 years and has served as the Heart Director for 9 years. She co-leads Heart’s recovery groups, After Abortion groups, facilitates training seminars, and speaks about post-abortion awareness.

Mindy’s own story is a journey through post-abortion grief to God’s redemption and healing. Her story helps fuel her passion to see the women of Portland encounter the grace and forgiveness God offers.

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Find Out More

Find Out More

Are you ready to find out more?  Please call us anytime on our confidential voicemail 503-22-HEART or the Heart Director at 503-256-0808 x24.

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Find a Group

Find a Group

Please call our confidential voicemail where you can leave a message and receive a call back with more information about local groups and how to sign up. 503-224-3278 or 503-22-HEART.

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After Abortion

After Abortion

TIME: ALL GROUPS ARE FROM 6:30PM TO 8:00PM

GROUP INFORMATION: For more details, please speak with a peer counselor at one of our centers, or call 503-224-3278 to leave a message on our confidential voicemail.

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Make A Gift

Make A Gift

Want to help support the work and impact of Heart? Make a gift below.

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Testimonies of Impact

“The Heart program allowed me to deal with the hard things I tried to avoid because it hurt so much to go there.” -
“I am so blown away by the release I have experienced and live in today because of what God did through Heart. I look forward to sharing with others what the Lord has given me through this experience and healing.-
“Jesus has reached the most untouchable places of my brokenness and need through the Heart program. I really don’t have many words except I am redeemed in the name of Jesus. Wow! I have been truly and thoroughly redeemed and set free. He’s forgiven me and I am healed. He has made me whole.”-
“I will never be the same. I feel the bottom layer of my sin has been washed away and taken the layers of pain with it. Going through the Heart bible study and learning about God’s character has given me the ability to believe that I am now cleansed. I am now more loving and forgiving.”-