SUPPORT GROUPS
ARCH (Abortion Recovery Care & Helpline)

ARCH (Abortion Recovery Care & Helpline) is dedicated to promoting the emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being of clients, by the provision of real understanding, counselling and supportive help to women, men and families after an abortion.

 

All of our services are offered confidentially, compassionately, without judgement and free of charge for those struggling in the aftermath of an abortion through:

Cenacolo

Lost your way in Life?  Turned to Drugs or Alcohol?

 

Cenaclo is a place of hope, certainly for those seeking to escape from addiction (drug/alcohol/ gambling etc) but also for those disaffected by life who want to experience a simpler life in a Christian environment.

The main foundations of the Community are:  Friendship, Work and Prayer.  In this way self-esteem and self-confidence grow.

Many of those who enter Cenacolo have little or no faith except in drugs! But the new friends in the Community, who once lived the same life style as you, will be your strength and support as you gradually change your life to a new one based on new values.

Noah Enterprise

Offering hope and support for people struggling against homelessness and exclusion

NOAH has been working for more than 30 years to provide support for people who have nowhere else to turn

 

With our staff team, many volunteers and benefactors, a combination that is dedicated to seeing and helping realise the potential in people, we have come through some tough times to create an organisation that can do some extraordinary things.

Northampton Diocese - Safeguarding Resources for Victims and Survivors

Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service, providing a confidential, personal and safe space for anyone who has been abused through their relationship with either the Church of England or the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

 

Although the churches have funded the service, it is run independently by the charity Victim Support, who are one of the leading charities providing specialist support to survivors of abuse in England and Wales.

 

It comprises a team of trained support advocates who have undergone specialist training in supporting survivors of sexual violence and who have received additional specific training in how the churches respond to abuse cases, the way in which faith and church-related settings have been used to carry out abuse, and the particular issues affecting people who have had or still have, a relationship with the church.

Retrouvaille - A Lifeline for Troubled Marriages
 
Retrouvaille is the name of a programme designed to help heal and renew marriages. The word "Retrouvaille" simply means "rediscovery".
 
The programme offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your partner, and a loving relationship in your marriage.

 

If you are thinking of separation, divorce or you are already separated, but want to try again, then we believe Retrouvaille can help. If you know of a couple who might need help, please tell them about Retrouvaille and encourage them to contact us. They are probably desperately looking for help and don't know where to turn to find it.

Rachel's Vineyard - Healing the Trauma of Abortion

Rachel’s Vineyard is a healing ministry for those who are suffering from the trauma of abortion(s) or have been closely connected to someone who is; this includes siblings, grandparents, aunts etc. We recognise that abortion impacts the wider family and community.

We also support those that have worked in the abortion industry and subsequently regret the part they have played in abortion decisions.

 

Pope Saint John Paul II's Message to Women who've had an abortion:

"I would now like to say a special word to women who have had an abortion.

The Church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision

and she does not doubt that in many cases, it was a painful even shattering decision.

The wound in your heart may not yet have healed...

But do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope.

Try rather to understand what happened and face it honestly."

St Vincent De Paul Society

The St Vincent de Paul Society (England & Wales) is part of an international

Christian voluntary network dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms by

providing practical assistance to people in need.

 

Our 10,000 members, motivated by their faith, visit vulnerable or isolated people 

across England and Wales and offer them friendship and practical support.

 

The essence of our work is person-to-person contact and spending time

with people is our greatest gift.
 

A Time to Listen

This is part of Bishop’s initiative to improve the way that the Diocese responds to, and engages with, victims and survivors of abuse within the Church. 

 

Bishop David Oakley is available to meet with anyone affected by abuse, as a victim, survivor, their families or supporters, where private discussions can take place in a safe and non judgmental environment.

 

Bishop David has ensured that he is able to meet with people affected by abuse on a bi-monthly basis or more frequently, depending on your request. These sessions can be accessed through our safeguarding office on 01604 723514 or safeguarding@northamptondiocese.com.