ACCESS Women’s Health Justice
Types of Support
- Advising About Medical Process
- Financial Assistance
- Spanish Speaking
ACCESS provides free, confidential and nonjudgmental information, referrals, peer counseling and advocacy on the full range of reproductive healthcare, with a special expertise in pregnancy options and abortion services. Our Practical Support Network ensures that pregnant people in California can obtain safe abortion services without isolation or delay. When a person cannot rely on their personal resources to get to a clinic, our network of more than 150 volunteers can provide rides, overnight housing, child-care, translation or other assistance. In some circumstances, our Women In Need Fund can help pay for the costs of travel, and/or contribute to the cost of abortion. Our services are open to all people living in California — your age,
income, insurance or immigration status does not matter.
Call or e-mail [email protected] if you need help. You may contact ACCESS even if you have not made an appointment yet — we can help you find a provider and talk through what your options are.
OTHER SERVICES: We connect pregnant people with free and low-cost programs that pay for reproductive health care in California, such as FamilyPACT, Media-Cal or MCAP. We also refer to organizations that can help with other issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, drug addiction, homelessness, and child care. We offer a dedicated full-time Spanish healthline and additional languages may be provided.
About ACCESS Women’s Health Justice
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 Californians to demand health, justice, and dignity.
ACCESS Women’s Health Justice's Community
Last year, ACCESS helped over 550 people with referrals, transportation, lodging, or abortion funding. While our bilingual Healthline is the heart of our work, we also use community mobilization and policy advocacy to advance reproductive justice for all communities in California. We uplift the stories of our callers’ to impact decision makers, educate allies, and train community members to become volunteers and the next generation of reproductive justice leaders.
For ACCESS, raising money is half the battle, because we can’t continue to support the people in our community if our organization is not sustainable. A donation to ACCESS is a way of taking action to show a caller that you believe they are making the best decision for themselves and that they deserve support in their decision.
Make a tax deductible donation to ACCESS and start making a difference in your community today. If you are interested in volunteering with ACCESS, go to our website to sign up for our mailing list and get the latest information on our next Reproductive Justice in Action training.
You can also get updates from ACCESS Women’s Health Justice and find out more about events and volunteering by going to our website, or joining our online community on Facebook and Twitter, to get the latest news and resources.