ACCESS Women's Health Justice
1-800-376-4636 | http://accesswhj.org/
ACCESS provides free, confidential and nonjudgmental information, referrals, peer counseling and advocacy to women seeking abortion, and can help with paying for abortion care, lodging, meals, transportation and ultrasounds for women living in California. ACCESS volunteers also may be able to help provide rides, overnight housing, childcare, translation or other assistance.
Call or e-mail [email protected] if you need help. You may contact the fund even if you have not made an appointment yet.
Other services: Spanish speakers, Helps advise about Medical process, meals, childcare, ultrasound
The vision for ACCESS, founded in 1993, was not only to provide information and practical support on all aspects of reproductive health, but to build a community actively working to meet the real needs of women. ACCESS removes barriers to sexual and reproductive health care and strengthens the power of California women and girls to demand equity and dignity.
Last year, ACCESS helped over 1300 women with referrals, transportation, lodging, or abortion funding. Their bilingual Healthline connects women and girls throughout California to information, referrals and advocacy on sexual and reproductive health issues. ACCESS helps women navigate programs that pay for health care and are experts in offering resources for abortion, adoption, and parenting. When women are in need of housing, food or transportation to ensure timely access to abortion care, they connect them to a network of volunteers who can provide this support or to fund. ACCESS uses women’s stories to educate and train volunteers, the next generation of reproductive justice leaders.
In addition, ACCESS conducts administrative, legislative, media and grassroots advocacy, relaying the everyday experiences and barriers women and girls face to administrators, policymakers and voters.
For abortion funds, raising money is half the battle, because they can’t help women unless they have something to give. Donating to your local abortion fund means giving a woman the resources she needs to make the choice that is right for her.
Click here to make a tax deductible donation to ACCESS and start making a difference in your community today. If you are interested in volunteering with the fund to help women get abortion care in California, click here.
You can also get updates from the ACCESS Women's Health Justice and find out more about events and volunteering by going to their website, reading their blog, or joining their online community on Facebook and Twitter, where supporters and activists share the latest news and resources.