Lift the Burden of Past Abortion


Many people are weighed down by the burden of abortion. That kind of loss can touch every part of our life. At Heart, we know what that’s like. We also know there is hope. We’re here to foster hope for a renewed life, where we are at peace with God, others, and ourselves.

Watch Malinda’s Story

Heart graduates are a powerful example that, when caring communities come close to a hurting neighbor, Christ’s compassion can bring holistic help and healing to the broken.

Malinda was able to overcome cycles of sin, pain, and loss and find forgiveness and healing from her abortions.

Abortion is a Heavy Burden

There are so many who are hurting from carrying burdens that they were never meant to carry. 

Women are gathering all over the city to experience freedom from the burden of past abortion experiences. 

Heart offers biblically-based support and recovery groups for men and women who’ve experienced an abortion. These groups offer confidential healing communities where one can ask hard questions and work through complicated emotions to reestablish peace with God, with oneself, and with others.

Heart groups are free to attend, typically last eight weeks, and host between 2-6 participants. If you are wondering if Heart is right for you, we invite you to have a conversation with us below.

“I am so thankful for the ministry of Heart that God used to change my life, and I am so thankful to all who minister God’s unconditional love to the hurting in our community.” 

Heart Graduate

Our Heart Director

Crystal McGowen

You don’t have to be weighed down by the burden of abortion any longer.

Heart offers a safe space to:

  • Rekindle hope

  • Find healing from the wounds of your past

  • Walk with community on the path to forgiveness

  • Explore how God redeems every story

Click the button below or call our confidential Heart voicemail at 
503-256-0808 x124 to start your journey toward healing.

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First Image
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