Feminist Womens Health Center

Rating: 5 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Health, Reproductive Rights

Location: 106 East E St Yakima WA 98901 USA

Mission: We have a vision of a world where all women freely make their own decisions regarding their bodies, reproduction and sexuality -- a world where women can fulfill their own unique potential and live healthy whole lives.

We believe sexual and reproductive freedoms are basic human rights for all women regardless of age, income, ethnicity, language, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability, or religion. Abortion is a matter of personal liberty, responsibility, and conscience. We trust women to decide when, if, and under what circumstances they will give birth.

Safe, legal abortion saves women's lives.

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I was formally a State Representative and it was through that role that I was introduced to Cedar River Clinics and Joan. During my work with Planned Parenthood, I represented PPWW on what was then called the Pro-Choice committee. During this time, I learned more about the life changing services offered at Cedar River Clinics. They are dedicated to providing the very best health care for women. And, they empower the whole woman with counseling, medical care, and wellness options.

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Not as a client.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Although I have only been involved with Feminist Women's Health Center a short time, I am a lifelong supporter and advocate of reproductive justice. More so than virtually any other organization I have worked with, Feminist Women's Health Center lives up to it's name--providing feminist health care to women. Feminist Women's Health Center provides women with real choices in reproductive health care, with the sole agenda of empowering women.

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In getting to know the Executive Director, Board, and some of the staff, I am awed by the tenacity & spirit of those who run FWHC--and those qualities are certainly reflected in the organization!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I volunteered with the Feminist Women's Health Center over a period of almost one year, and have contributed financially since then. This amazing organization provides services that are essential to the health and well-being of women in our society. And they deliver those services in a respectful and heartfelt manner. They provide an environment for their clients that is safe and non-judgmental. And they respect whatever decision their clients make. What would we do without them?

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the time that I volunteered with them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Bev Whipple saw the need in Yakima and greater Central Washington for accessible abortion services and started the Feminist Women's Health Clinic, bringing affordable reproductive health care including abortion to a population of women who otherwise would have had no options. FWHC has grown in clinics and services while maintaining a steady presence in Central Washington. Other abortion providers have come and gone. FWHC recognizes the constraints of poverty, language, and access and strives to make women's health care available to all women in our community. Bev has continued to be a leader in keeping abortion safe and available. As a volunteer I feel privileged to support this arganization that empowers women at the most fundamental level.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I joined them in a rally last year mourning George Tiller's murder. It is telling to me that Bev and Clinic members organized and spoke at an event many women felt to frightened to attend in today's climate of fear.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their unwavering message that women should have control of their bodies and lives

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring and professional

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide access and education to women regarding their personal and reproductive health creating a stronger community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Since the 80's when the first clinic was bombed to now when the same women of courage open their new, large and lovely clinic, I have been a supporter. I have photographed the picketers, I escorted women into the clinic through threatening picketers, and I now serve on the board listening to new plans for a wonderful new space. I pledge funds monthly as well as help with small fundraisers such as the Kathy Griffen event in Seattle a few years ago. The clinic provides well women services, birth control and abortion services with excellent professional patient care.

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I am impressed with the national recognition this clinic has and the expertise of it's leaders. I have seen their Executive Director give speeches and encourage supporters.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The expertise of the staff from the Executive Director who knows how to read blueprints and master a spread sheet to the clinic staff who support women of all backgrounds with sincerity and great patient care.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Warm, caring, thoughtful, considerate and intelligent.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide birth control to all women easily and not worry about funding.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Feminist Women's Health Center provides women's health care, specializing in abortion, birth control and women's health. I have served on the Board of Directors for over a year and have been a donor for a few years because I believe that this work is critical. The FWHC/Cedar River Clinics tenaciously defend (both through direct service as well as advocacy) the premise that important life decisions such as when and whether to have a baby, belong to the woman who is pregnant and that all should trust women to make the decision that is right for them. I'd encourage anyone who is thinking about their next step in supporting women's rights, to donate today. I can assure you as a member of the Board that not a penny is wasted and when you do, your donation supports activism, direct service and education so that women of all ages are able to make their own decisions about unplanned pregnancy.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

serving on their board and closely monitoring the inner workings and successes of the agency.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

determined, dedicated and fierce.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide services to a lot more women who need it.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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