The Emma Goldman Clinic is one of just a few independent feminist abortion care providers in the country. Because it is a small and independent non-profit organization, each and every staff member, volunteer, board member, donor, supporter, and client is important. I think that sometimes people feel like healthcare issues are so huge that they can't possibly make a difference, but you can make a real difference at the Emma Goldman Clinic.
This is an amazing clinic! The staff are excellent, there is a wide variety of services offered to a diverse clientele, and all of the care is client-centered and rooted in feminist values. The Emma Goldman Clinic provides caring, compassionate, and top-rate services!!
The Emma Goldman Clinic is one of 14 feminist non-profit reproductive health care clinics providing abortion care in the USA. It is a model for health care services provision, educational programming, training of volunteers and health care professionals, and in non-profit management.
The clinic is always changing to keep up with current trends, support groups of people who have little access to health care services, and collaborates with other area agencies.
What is not to like about the Emma Goldman Clinic?
I joined the board four years ago, before that I was a client. I appreciated that the staff were willing to spend time with me teaching me about my body.
On the Board, we have been working on providing good wages and health care to our employees while keeping services affordable. Emma also tries to help women reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies so we have to rely on donations to make ends meet.
I really appreciate that the counselors have as the goal helping the woman make the best decision for her even if that means we refer her to an adoption agency or a group that will help provide her with infant supplies.
Emma G. is the most helpful and open gynacologist I've ever visited. I've received annual exams, birth control consoltation and STI screenings at the clinic. I feel so blessed to live in a town that hosts a feminist health clinic... it is so important to me. Thank you Emma G. clinic
Five years ago in July, I had to have a second trimester abortion. I was living in Florida at the time, and the clinic there was awful. Every horror imaginable existed in this clinic, from the impersonal staff, to the crowded hot muggy waiting room, to the terrifyingly cold and mean doctor. I recovered in Florida for about a week, and then moved back to Eastern Iowa / Quad Cities area. I was instructed to have a follow up appointment in 3 weeks time, and in my searching online and with the help of friends around the country, I thankfully ended up calling the Emma Goldman Clinic. I had my appointment, and proceeded to be a client of theirs for the next 3 years, only leaving because I went back to school for my PhD in Social Work and was unable to have care covered through my insurance. I shutter to think how I might view my experience in Florida had it not been for the caring, supportive, respectful, validating experience (from the minute I walked in the door, to the care I was given in the examination room, to the resources I was offered as I checked out) I was given at the Emma Goldman Clinic.
The staff at the Emma Goldman Clinic are devoted to their work and deeply committed to providing a range of health-care services with empathy and dignity. Their feminist approach, coupled with the independent nature of the Clinic, makes them one of a kind in Iowa. I'm proud to be on their Board of Directors.
The Emma Goldman Clinic is truly a clinic that cares about the community. They are non-judgemental and welcoming to everyone who needs healthcare.
Emma Goldman has been a leader in the quest for reproductive rights for women for decades. Having seen generations of women realize the potential for self determination both as clients and staff, I can assure you that this organization has a crucial role in this process. As a training ground for future health providers, hundreds of physicians have benefited from the expertise of the clinical director and assurance has been made that the quality of medical care available to women is of the highest caliber. This mid-west treasure has the strong support of the community and is most deserving of any additional support you can provide. As a health care provider, an educator, a training ground and a positive experience for its customer, the clinic will continue to excel in its mission.