The Respect Life Office is an educational, pastoral care and public policy ministry that seeks to instill respect for human life as a sacred gift from God. Respect Life activities focus on the gift of life from the moment of conception to natural death. The ministry promotes legislation to that effect and works to inspire people to recognize the gift of life in all its stages.

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

Mike Day
(904) 551-2619

Respect Life Coordinator
Mary Catherine Damon
(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

May Oliver
(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