Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund
Types of Support
- Financial Assistance
If you live in Virginia, the Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund may be able to help pay for your abortion care, ultrasounds, and travel assistance.
We are only able to fund first trimester abortions for women living in central and western Virginia. We will also help fund second trimester abortions that are performed at Richmond clinics for women who live anywhere in Virginia.
If you call us and leave a message, please slowly spell your name, leave your phone number with area code, where you are located, and why you are calling. Also tell us if it is safe to leave you a message. A Fund volunteer will call you back within 48 hours.
All calls are confidential. All money that the Fund is able to provide will be paid directly to the clinic where you are having your procedure.
The Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund helps callers on a first-come, first-served basis
About Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund
The Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund (BRAAF) is an all_-volunteer feminist organization that has been operating since 1990. In 2009 BRAAF became a legal tax_deductible charity. It is staffed entirely by volunteers and has no central office. 100% of the money donated to the Fund goes directly to women asking for help. In the last twelve years, the Fund has assisted over 700 women to have a true choice letting them make the choice that is right for them in matters of reproductive health. In 2014 , BRAAF helped women from the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. This led to an explosive increase in demand, a tripling of calls. We were able to double our donations. BRAAF handled this upsurge for awhile. We have not grown enough to sustain this level of demand. Therefore, now BRAAF is primarily serving women from Central & Western Virginia.
We hope YOUR donations will allow us to assist more Virginia women soon.
Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund's Community
In each of the last several years, BRAAF has helped 50% more women than the previous year. These women would not have been able to afford an abortion without the assistance of the Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund: callers are mothers, students, unemployed women, and low-wage workers who would otherwise have no choice. BRAAF believes that a woman should not need to be rich to exercise her reproductive rights. If our volunteers live in the community, we try to provide transportation assistance if needed, when possible.
BRAAF also takes part in local, state, and national advocacy efforts promoting women’s reproductive health, and works actively with other abortion funds both in Virginia and nationally to help ensure that all women can get the health care they need. They have also sponsored local educational programs.
To donate to BRAAF and make a difference in someone’s life immediately, visit their website. The donate button at the top of this page will donate to NNAF.
If you are interested in volunteering with BRAAF, please leave a message at (434) 963-0669 or email [email protected]
You may also mail your tax-deductible donations directly to BRAAF at our address.