Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund

434-963-0669 |

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.

As of July 1, 2015, 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 and when we should call you back.  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

  • Financial Assistance
  • Travel
  • Lodging

Our Story

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 600 women to have a true choice — letting them make the choice that is right for them in matters of reproductive health.  For the past year, BRAAF  has helped women from the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. This has led to an explosive increase in demand. BRAAF handled this upsurge, which tripled calls, by actively seeking and doubling our funding sources. We have not grown enough to sustain this level of demand. Therefore, now (July 2015) BRAAF is primarily serving women from Central and Western Virginia.

We hope YOUR donations will allow us to assist more Virginia women soon. 

Our Community

In each of the last several years, BRAAF has helped 40-50% more women than the previous year. In the past year, we've more than doubled the number of women we help. 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. Their volunteers live in the community and 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.

Get Involved

For abortion funds, raising money is half the battle, because they can’t help women unless they have something to give.  Donating to your local abortion fund means giving a woman the resources she needs to make the choice that is right for her. 

To donate to BRAAF and make a difference in someone's life immediately, click here.

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:

P.O. Box 5082
Charlottesville, VA 22905

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