Abortion Fund of Arizona
Types of Support
- Financial Assistance
- Practical Support
Our fund is a warmline, meaning callers leave a voice message and our team of volunteers returns your call within 24-48 hours. This will show as a call coming from a blocked or restricted phone number.
To be considered for funding, callers will need to have an appointment scheduled at a clinic. There are no financial or gestational requirements to qualify for funding. We distribute funds to all callers with scheduled appointments until our monthly budget is maxed out.
Our organization also offers practical support for callers. Every caller can ask for this assistance, even if they are not receiving a pledge. This can look like meal and gas support, support with childcare expenses, transportation arrangements, lodging, and coverage of the Rhogam vaccine.
We do not accept funding requests via email, but questions and inquiries for additional resources are welcome at [email protected]
Services are available in English and Spanish.
About Abortion Fund of Arizona
The Abortion Fund of Arizona is a direct service program of Pro-Choice Arizona. We provide financial assistance to people seeking abortion care in the state of Arizona. The fund launched in 2017 as a direct action to the anti-abortion and TRAP laws passed under Arizona’s hostile Republican-controlled state government.. Our organization is volunteer-powered with a working board and 1 paid staff member. Our helpline budget allows us to support 40-50 callers per month. At the end of 2020, we pledged over $100,000 to callers for abortion care and support since launching. In 2021 alone we pledged over $80,000 to abortion patients.
We view the right to abortion access as a fundamental human right; essential for equality, health, and dignity. Restrictions on abortion access and funding are discriminatory, and these restrictions especially burden low-income and marginalized communities. We oppose all efforts to restrict abortion rights and are committed to fighting for access to abortion and reproductive justice.
Abortion Fund of Arizona's Community
With only a handful of organizations and collectives in Arizona focused on aboriton access, AFAZ is the only state-wide fund. Over the years we have built a beautiful partnership with TASC (Tucson Abortion Support Collective) to increase the support for Southern AZ, and continuously work to build a trusted ally base in every county to support access for callers. We are committed to centering Reproductive Justice values and framework in our organizing efforts and operations. In the summer of 2020, Pro-Choice Arizona / Abortion Fund of Arizona was a co-lead in launching a statewide RJ Coalition that included 11 grassroots organizations.
Volunteer work with our fund can be done remotely! We especially want to bring in the experiences, perspectives, and leadership of people from communities most impacted and marginalized by abortion regulations: people who have had abortions, people of color, those with experience living with little or no income, and folks who live or have had experience living in rural settings with less access to healthcare. We are always seeking Spanish speaking volunteers to better assist our community.