The Office of Human Life and Dignity was created to broaden the scope and definition of the pastoral, educational, and advocacy initiatives within the Diocesan Ministry of Respect Life. Every life is made in the image and likeness of our God with intrinsic value, despite stage of development or social condition. This ministry promotes the dignity of all life from conception to natural death. The expanded scope of populations include: the unborn, post abortion healing, special needs, End of Life issues, capital punishment/death penalty and Courage/Encourage support groups

Mailing and Street Address
Diocesan Center for Family Life
2577 Park Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204

May Oliver
(904) 551-2619

Adoption Services
Geralyn Ryan
Call toll free: (866) 901-9647
For prospective adoptive parents, visit
For pregnant parents seeking adoption for their child, visit

Pregnancy Services
Kayla Dever
(866) 901-9647
*For Gainesville, Lake City and Ocala areas

Crystal Peterson
(904) 354-4846, ext. 231
*For Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Daytona Beach areas

Pregnancy Resource Centers
Click here

Post-Adoption Services

Kayla Dever
(866) 901-9647