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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Family Counseling, Health, Philanthropy, Private Independent Foundations, Religion, Reproductive Health Care, Reproductive Rights

Mission: Faith Aloud works to overcome the religious stigma of abortion and sexuality.

Results: In 2011 we have trained over 350 clergy, seminarians, clinic staff, and activists in Spiritual Care Before and After Abortion. We have produced and distributed posters and other media materials that honor a woman's strength to make good decisions.

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: Training in Spiritual Care Before and After Abortion for clergy, seminarians, clinic staff, medical professionals, and activists. Free telephone clergy counseling for women before or after abortion. Media materials that celebrate women's strength and decision-making.

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

FA is a refreshing approach to faith/ethical education/services. E.D. skilled in collaborative programming and highly respected by agencies and legislators. I write as former E.D. under Missouri RCRC also chair of national board. FA offers comprehensive smart approach to range of shared concerns. I'm hugely proud of their young achievements!

Review from Guidestar

7

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Faith Aloud helps people who are in spiritual turmoil find peace that releases them from the drain of guilt and shame when choosing to abort a problem pregnancy. Their writings, phone counseling, and videos are a powerful comfort and strength in the midst of anti-abortion bombardment when women are making a major life decision to end a pregnancy. When patients come to The Hope Clinic for Women, where I work, and are assailed by loud, judgmental protesters as they walk in to the clinic, Faith Aloud materials salve the wounds and strengthen people's faith in a God of love and mercy. I've seen these materials make the difference between a patient having a distressing, painful abortion and one that is physically more bearable due to their sense of spiritual peace.

Review from Guidestar

10

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Everyday I get to see the impact Faith Aloud has made in helping the clients I serve explore the spiritual and ethical components of the reproductive and sexual decisions the clients make. Without Faith Aloud, my clients would likely only be inundated with misinformation by other spiritual leaders who believe there is only path to God (or heaven, or goodness, or peace, or to whatever path the individual aspires). So many other spiritual leaders teach that only a "certain" type of woman obtains reproductive health services. Through the work of Faith Aloud, my hope is finally we may show the whole world that, indeed, GOOD women choose abortion. In addition to the invaluable service Faith Aloud provides to individual clients, I can not speak highly enough of the services this organization provides to the health care providers ourselves. Through in-services, one-on-one teaching, and numerous resources at our disposal, Faith Aloud teaches us how to better serve our clients; and for that, I am eternally grateful. Thank you, Faith Aloud, for making me a better nurse. To Faith Aloud: Thank you for helping women, helping providers, and helping the world.

Review from Guidestar

8

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Faith Aloud has been a tremendous help to me in my experience counseling patients. I have a Christian background, but do not identify as a Christian, so it can be difficult for me to convey what is so eloquently, kindly and respectfully communicated in the Faith Aloud DVD. I love the little card, too, because of the scripture on the back: "Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ." Women need to hear this message who are having spiritual conflict with their decision to have an abortion. These may be things they have heard before, but not in the context of an abortion experience. It is acknowledging what they are going through, validating them as women who deserve respect and love, and giving them permission to feel the Lord's presence every step of the way. If they have this message to hold onto throughout their healing process, it can affect them positively for years to come.

Review from Guidestar

7

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Faith Aloud has produced great resources for the abortion care community in a short amount of time. I have seen patients watching their videos with tears streaming down their faces. One woman said, "This is exactly what I needed." Faith Aloud has created the missing link for a great number of women for whom spirituality and religion is important. The affirmation they offer has a huge impact on individuals and how they cope before, after and during an abortion. I have also given substantial amounts of money to Faith Aloud and they have been most frugal and productive with the moneys they receive. They seem to be good stewards of the funds they have and also make good use of volunteers. They are also remarkable in their use of social media and the latest technology.

Review from Guidestar

6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm a consultant who works with abortion clinics across the country. In my work I train counselors and medical staff and have found the Faith Aloud materials incredibly valuable. Staff get to work through their own religious and spiritual issues while helping women in their clinics do the same. The DVD that Rebecca Turner created for patients is one of the most powerful counseling tools available to abortion providers. I strongly support this organization and their work.

Review from Guidestar