Magnolia Fund: Southerners for Reproductive Equity
706-623-7526 | http://www.magnoliafundga.org/
If you live in the southeastern US and need help paying for an abortion at the Feminist Women's Health Center in Atlanta, the Magnolia Fund may be able to help pay for your procedure, cover some of the costs of transportation to the clinic, or even arrange for a ride or a place to stay.
To get financial help from the Magnolia Fund, you must first set up an appointment at the clinic. You can reach the clinic at 404-728-7907 or (toll-free) at 800-877-6013, or call their administrative line, 404-248-5455.
When you make your appointment, be sure to tell them that you need help paying for your abortion and ask about Magnolia Fund.
If you need help getting to the clinic or need a place to stay while you travel to your appointment, please call the Magnolia Fund: 706-623-7526 or email [email protected] A volunteer will contact you within 48 hours.
Other services: referral, practical support
In 2011, three women came together with the shared belief that all people should have access to healthcare. They lived in Northeast Georgia, an area with a high level of poverty and no abortion clinics. For low-income people, trying to get to the nearest abortion clinic in Atlanta (often between two to three hours away at a minimum) makes getting an abortion almost impossible. These women knew they had to make abortions accessible to people in north Georgia and the greater southeastern region. As a result, the Georgia Reproductive Justice Access Network (GRJAN) was founded with the goal of helping low-income peope access abortion care through small financial grants and volunteer practical support.
In 2015, after deep self-examination and careful consideration, the board of directors voted unanimously to change the organizaton's name from GRJAN to the Magnolia Fund: Southerners for Reproductive Equity. The Magnolia - a strong, long-lasting, and distinctly Southern flower - signifies their steadfast dedication to supporting people in making the reproductive health decisions that are best for them. It also speaks to their unique work in the Southeast, an area of the country that is deeply rooted in community.
Since they began funding in 2012, the Magnolia Fund has assisted more than 200 people throughout the southeast with more than $21,000 in grants.
The Magnolia Fund trains volunteers and holds fundraisers with an educational component. The fund is a proud member of Feminist Women's Health Center's Thriving Families Georgia Coalition.
Check out the organization's profile "Income, Race, Geography and Laws Limit Access to Abortions in the July 29, 2015 issue of Flagpole Magazine.
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.
Donate to support the Magnolia Fund here. You can also write a check to Magnolia Fund at PO Box 49036, Athens, GA 30304.