Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund
434-963-0669 | http://blueridgeaaf.wordpress.com/
If you live in Virginia, the Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund may be able to help pay for your abortion care, pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and travel assistance.
When you call, leave a message slowly spelling your name, a full phone number where a Fund volunteer can reach you (including area code), where you are located, and why you are calling. Someone will call you back within 48 hours. All calls are done confidentially. All money that the Fund is able to provide will go 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.
Other services: pregnancy testing, ultrasound
The Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund (BRAAF) is an all-volunteer feminist organization that has been operating since 1990. In 2009 it 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 ten years, the Fund has assisted over 350 women to have a true choice — letting them make the choice that is right for them in matters of reproductive health.
In each of the last several years, BRAAF has helped 40-50% 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. 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.
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.
If you are interested in volunteering with BRAAF, please leave a message at (434) 963-0669 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also mail your tax-deductible donations directly to:
P.O. Box 5082
Charlottesville, VA 22905