The Bridge Collective
Types of Support
Through the STAND program, Bridge Collective volunteers provide no-cost rides to and from abortion appointments. TBC takes drive requests for drives within 100 miles of an Austin clinic. We take requests for longer rides on a case by case basis. In some instances, we are able to offer support with lodging and childcare. When you have an appointment, leave a voicemail on the hotline (512) 524 9822 or fill out the Intake form. A volunteer intake coordinator will call you back in 24-hours to talk about your appointment needs.
About The Bridge Collective
Our mission is to ensure that all Texans have equal access to abortion care. We fulfill this mission by providing information, transportation, accommodation, and abortion doula services, and by helping clients navigate resources in Texas. We strive to create a climate of reproductive autonomy and justice for all pregnant people.We believe that every person across the spectrum of pregnancy deserves access to support and options.
The Bridge Collective advocates for the right of every person to make decisions about their own bodies and access the reproductive healthcare they need and deserve. The support we offer is unconditional and judgment-free.We are trained to offer transportation, accommodations and emotional support services to clients who are seeking abortions. We are proud to work with individuals and families from widely varying backgrounds and have volunteers who speak a variety of languages. We operate under the radical understanding that people matter more than medical procedures. Our organization is a bridge built upon the common ground of abortion-rights and birth communities.
The Bridge Collective's Community
Founded in 2012 in Austin, The Bridge Collective is proud to be part of the Texas reproductive justice community. TBC is a member of NNAF and Texas Aboriton Funds group. We work closely with other Texas abortion support organizations to support clients and build community.
The Bridge Collective is an all-volunteer, consensus-based, grassroots organization, committed to decentralizing power and decision-making whenever possible. We fully believe that giving our time and talents to help make our community more equitable is the best route to bridge the gap between healthcare and access.
Without volunteers, the essential services we provide to Central Texans would go unanswered. We aim to create a culture that thrives by engaging people at all different levels and are committed to including people of color in the strategic planning that will decide the direction of the collective’s future. Volunteer Opportunities.