Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund
Types of Support
- Financial Assistance
The Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund (EMA Fund) provides assistance to people who live in or are coming to Eastern Massachusetts for an abortion. It is recommended that you have made an appointment for your abortion before calling the EMA Fund.
To contact us for funding, please call our hotline at 617-354-3839 and leave a message with the details requested (first name, number of weeks pregnant, appointment date and location, and whether it is OK for us to leave a message when we call back). All calls to our hotline go to voicemail and are then returned by one of our volunteer case managers. We will call you back within 48 hours, and often sooner. Please note that all calls are returned from a blocked number.
You can leave a message in any language and we will work with you in your language. The EMA Fund has access to an interpretation service which allows us to communicate in over 240 languages.
About Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund
The EMA Fund is an all-volunteer organization established in 1999 to help people access abortions. Access to abortion is a matter of social justice, reproductive justice, economic justice, fairness, and human rights.
The EMA Fund has worked with thousands of callers to provide grants, logistical support, and advice for raising funds for an abortion. We also provide callers with information about obtaining health insurance (and coverage for abortion care) through Massachusetts’ public health insurance, MassHealth. Additionally, we sometimes help callers negotiate with their private insurance providers to ensure confidential coverage.
The EMA Fund envisions a world where every person has the right to bodily self-determination, including the means to access an abortion or carry a pregnancy to term without social or economic barriers. We envision a world where every person has the right to determine their own future.
Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund's Community
The Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund is committed to assisting marginalized persons get abortion care, including non-citizens, young people, people with limited English proficiency, gender-variant people, and people of all abilities. The Fund provides other practical assistance to people who need more than just financial help.
As an all-volunteer organization, volunteers, in close coordination with our active board, are responsible for every facet of how our organization runs. Every EMA Fund volunteer is trained to work as a case manager on our hotline. In addition to working directly with callers who need our help, EMA Fund volunteers can also participate in the communications, fundraising, community relations, racial and social justice, and logistical work of the Fund.
Each year the EMA Fund holds two weekend-long volunteer trainings. To learn more about our next volunteer training or to sign up for a training, please fill out our volunteer application or email [email protected].
Additionally, the EMA Fund’s active board recruits new members annually. If you are interested in learning more about joining the board, please email [email protected].
To start making a difference in your community today, please consider making a donation to the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund.