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Offering assistance to women and families
facing crisis pregnancies


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Great Lakes Gabriel Project

Great Lakes Gabriel Project is a Christian-based network of church volunteers standing together in their commitment to offer assistance to women and families facing difficult or unplanned pregnancies.

Services provided by Great Lakes Gabriel Project are free and confidential and we do not discriminate in providing services on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, marital status, or the religious affiliation of its clients.

Please consider supporting the life-saving work of the Gabriel Project with a one time or monthly donation by check or credit card. Gabriel Project is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations to the Gabriel Project are tax deductible.

What We Do

Participating congregations “advertise” their commitment to life by placing a Gabriel “Sign of Life” in front of their church. The sign with its toll-free hotlines assures every mother that the local church community cares for her and her family and that they are prepared to offer her immediate and practical help.

How We Began

Great Lakes Gabriel Project began as a ministry in 1998 at St. Bartholomew Church in Columbus, Indiana – 50 miles south of Indianapolis. By the end of the first year, the word had spread through the community and we had helped 18 pregnant mothers.

We were invited to participate in local hospital committees formed to improve services for pregnant women. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis gave us approval to carry out our project and provide leadership to other churches throughout the archdiocese.

We soon became a network of churches, otherwise known as the Body of Christ, providing peer-counseling about abortion and immediate and practical help to women and families experiencing difficult or unplanned pregnancies.

40 Days for Life – Indy

Fall 2007 brought a national movement called 40 Days for Life. Great Lakes Gabriel Project (GLGP) sponsored the program and led the community in prayer 12 hours a day and all night Saturday in front of the largest abortion center in Indiana, Planned Parenthood at 8590 Georgetown Road, just south of 86th St. in Indianapolis.

We had already been working by phone with local sidewalk counselors at all four abortion centers in Indianapolis, but providing prayer support 12 hours a day at Planned Parenthood, deepened and enriched our relationship with the sidewalk counselors.

Starting in 2009 GLGP sponsored 40 Days for Life – Indy in the fall and during lent in the spring.

If you would like to play a leadership role in this peaceful, prayerful campaign, please contact Timothy O’Donnell, Director of 40 Days for Life - Indy.