Take Courage is our weekend retreat program that offers space and healing to anyone who has struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of an abortion. With the help of a specially designed curriculum, trained advocates, and Linn County pastoral staff members, we have created a safe, peaceful environment to help your soul find a voice and transform the pain of the past into love and hope.

If you have had an abortion experience, it may feel difficult to open up about this in even your most well-trusted circles such as friends, family-members, or people in your church community.

This is why we have created space for women and men to get away from the daily pressures of work and family, to be able to open up about their abortion experiences, and ultimately find healing.


Bridgehaven hosts Take Courage retreats bi-annually.

This year’s dates:

  • April 5-7, 2024
  • October 25-27, 2024


The retreat begins on a Friday evening and concludes Sunday around noon. Lodging for two nights, meals, and curriculum materials are included in the registration fee.

To register or see if this program is right for you, please email haley@bridgehavencr.org or call or text us to learn more.


“There truly was healing to be had, walls to come down, and all of the guilt and shame to be released. A tender heart was uncovered that had been buried for so long.”

“This retreat allowed me to gain peace and understand my grief.”

“The environment was completely free of condemnation and judgement. I have never felt such acceptance, understanding, and grace. It was incredibly powerful to be accepted.”

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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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