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Planned Parenthood of WI empowers all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health through patient services, education and advocacy.
A WI-based group of volunteer doctors, midwives, doulas, educators, and activists committed to strengthening our communities and world through trust in pregnant people. They support pregnant people with safe and accurate information and help connect folks to resources. Their website offers specific resources by region, including population-specific resources for Black folks, Latinx folks, and the LGBTQ community.
Financial Support & Resource Connections
Women’s Medical Fund (WMF) is one of the oldest abortion funds in the nation. Since 1972, WMF Wisconsin has supported Wisconsin residents in paying for abortion care. A volunteer-led, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, WMF Wisconsin also educates and organizes for abortion access.
If you live in Central or Northern Wisconsin, the Freedom Fund may be able to help you pay for your abortion, even if you need to travel outside of the area to get an abortion. Make your appointment at a clinic and find out how much it will cost, and then call and leave a message with the Freedom Fund. The Fund will call you back within 24 hours.
The Freedom Fund is an all-volunteer organization established in 1997 to assist Central and Northern Wisconsinites who are seeking to terminate an unwanted pregnancy but cannot afford the entire cost of an abortion. The tight-knit group of volunteers donate their own funds for all operating costs.
- Options Fund: To donate to the Options Fund, send a check made payable to the Options Fund at PO Box 473, Eau Claire, WI 54701, or on Venmo at @Options-Fund
If you live in Northwest Wisconsin (generally within the 715 area code, and some areas within the 534 area code), the Options Fund may be able to help you pay for your abortion, even if you need to travel outside of the area to get an abortion. Make your appointment at a clinic and find out how much it will cost, and then call and leave a message with the Options Fund. The Fund will call you back within 36 hours.
The Options Fund was founded in 1992 and grew out of a local pro-choice coalition called Chippewa Valley Citizens for Choice (CVCC). It is an all-volunteer abortion fund that works to help women in an area of the state where there are no abortion providers. Women living in this part of the state not only have to face the cost of the abortion, but also the cost of travel. The Options Fund believes that finances should never play a role in a woman’s decision whether or not to continue a pregnancy.
Midwest Access Coalition is an organization that supports people seeking an abortion within the Midwest by offering practical support. That includes helping buy train or bus tickets, housing, and food for clients traveling to, within, or from the Midwest to access abortion services.
This is a statewide resource hub that can link you to vital services in your area. Categories of services include low cost or free community health and dental clinics, financial assistance, nutrition, mental health, substance abuse, pregnancy, and parenting. Be advised that some of the listed healthcare, adoption, and pregnancy centers do not support full-spectrum pregnancy options and resources.
The Collective includes doulas, nurses, breastfeeding counselors, sexual health educators, midwives, hospice workers, herbalists, reproductive justice advocates, researchers, and more, upholding accessible and culturally sensitive full-spectrum support for all pregnancy experiences for individuals and families of color.
WIC provides eligible Wisconsin residents with nutrition education, breastfeeding education and assistance, supplemental foods, and referrals to other nutrition services. To apply, visit a WIC office near you.
This is the Medicaid application process for pregnant residents and immigrants of low income in Wisconsin. Included in the process is application for FoodShare, Non-Emergency Medical Transportation assistance, and other services.
La Leche League can answer breastfeeding questions, help you find a local breastfeeding support group, and provide breastfeeding education and referrals.
To talk to an LGBTQ anti-violence advocate who can help connect to care, call or text Diverse and Resilient’s LGBTQ Anti-Violence Resource Line at (414) 856-LGBT (5428). This non-emergency line is open to family, friends, and survivors of intimate partner, sexual, or hate violence.
Organizations Working on Policy, Systems, & Broader Change
a Wisconsin based non-profit organization committed to mobilizing African American women to pursue and sustain mind-body-spirit wellness, and to raise the visibility and support of Black women’s health as a community and public health priority.
Housed within the University of Wisconsin – Madison, CORE conducts and translates rigorous, interdisciplinary research to inform policies and programs so that all Wisconsin residents and families may live with reproductive autonomy–able to make decisions about their reproductive health and access needed services without interference or coercion.
Empowers every WI woman – at every age and every stage of life – to reach her optimal health, safety and economic security..