The Des Moines diocese now has an official and confidential hotline for Project Rachel, a national, diocesan-based Catholic ministry providing post-abortion help. The number to call is 515-393-5230 or email projectrachel@catholiccharitiesdm. Up to five free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist at the diocese is provided. When you call Project Rachel, you'll be connected with Kelsey Tyrrell, Catholic Charities pregnancy and adoption advocate. Kelsey acts as a bridge to connect those who call with the appropriate next step, be it a counselor, a priest, a support group or Rachel's Vineyard, which provides post-abortion retreats.