Access Fund of Aphrodite Medical
The Aphrodite Access Fund provides money to help pay for abortions for residents of Central New York or Northeast Pennsylvania as well as anyone traveling to this area for an abortion.
The Aphrodite Access Fund is used primarily for patients in our office although we may offer small grants ($50 generally) to patients going to other clinics, depending on our funds. Call during business hours, 9 am - 5 pm Monday-Friday, for information about the Fund.
Ask for Peg or Alex when you call.
The Aphrodite Access Fund was founded in the early 1990s, when the clinic began asking patients to donate a dollar for someone who couldn’t afford abortion services. Eventually, the Access Fund began to help women who didn't have money to get home, get to the clinic, or to pay for their abortions.
The Access Fund offers modest amounts of money to their patients or patients that they refer for second trimester services. Since NYS Medicaid covers abortion, much of our funding goes to Pennsylvania patients who have the Medical Card in PA.
Women and their families sometimes choose to donate to the Access Fund when they visit Dr. Cousins’ office (Aphrodite Medical PLLC). The Unitarian Universalist Church sometimes give us money to distribute.
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.
You can make a check out to the Aphrodite Access Fund. It is not tax deductible, but if you need a tax deduction we encourage you to donate to the NY Abortion Access Fund which also helps our patients. You can mail your donation to:
Aphrodite Access Fund
PO Box 642
Vestal, NY 13851
Or call with a credit card.