FEMINIST WOMENS HEALTH CENTER INC

Rating: 4.79 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Health, Women, Reproductive Rights

Location: 1924 Cliff Valley Way NE Suite 100 Atlanta GA 30329 USA

Mission: Mission The Feminist Women’s Health Center provides accessible, comprehensive gynecological healthcare to all who need it without judgment. As innovative healthcare leaders, we work collaboratively within our community and nationally to promote reproductive health, rights and justice. We advocate for wellness, uncensored health information and fair public policies by educating the larger community and empowering our clients to make their own decisions. Vision We envision a world where all people have unfettered access to nonjudgmental healthcare regardless of age, race, gender identity or class, a world in which our wholeness is honored and informed, individual choices are manifest. Core Values We provide quality healthcare and community education regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic or immigration status; We respect the human dignity of all individuals; We act with compassion and caring; We remain committed to reproductive freedom and justice; We actively include those who experience unique barriers to both education and healthcare access including non-english speakers, youth, GLBTQI*, all racial/ethnic/cultural communities and people with varied capabilities; We provide medically accurate, comprehensive and respectful education; We actively seek collaborations within our community to accomplish shared goals; We recruit and educate young future leaders to continue our advocacy work; We utilize resources in a way that provides the same high quality education and healthcare within our scope of practice to as many clients as possible; and, We provide a work environment for all employees that is affirming, empowering and respectful of them as individuals, while encouraging teamwork.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

When I first got the phone call I was so worried! My friend told me that his GF and he had an STD and I wanted to know as quickly as possible that I didn't, since I'd long moved on to a new partner, and it had been over a year since we'd had "relations." I came to the Feminist Center's gynecology clinic since I didn't have health insurance and had heard they might have some sliding fees. I asked what I needed to do to get STD checks. I was seen the same day as I made an appointment. Not having to wait days or weeks to be seen made such a difference for my worry.

Since it had been awhile since I'd been tested I wanted the full testing available and hoped it wouldn't cost too much. I also didn't know very much about trych, the STD my friends had. Since the details included my choice not to be monogamous and we live in the bible belt (my friend, his GF, myself, my partner...) I wanted to be somewhere that I wouldn't feel judged.

The nurse and doctor I saw were tremendously helpful, explaining which tests I didn't so much need (no symptoms) and which ones I should really have- annual w/pap, trych test, HIV test, etc. They helped me to feel more educated about protecting myself (i'm already really careful!) and were totally non-judgmental- I'd even say compassionate.

I really appreciated the quality of care and the environment at Feminist Center. The waiting room and the exam rooms were kinda pretty and really clean, the staff seemed dedicated, caring and knowledgeable, and I was only there for about an hour. Before I even left, I was able to get results for the trych test, since it's done using a microscope. I guess it was within a week or so that I called back to get the rest of the results- a clean bill of health and the clinic got a promise from me that I'd return for future services... and tell my friends about the services offered. (interesting fact: they even have a donor insemination program- amazing!!!)

I hope this place does great in the future, and that our community continues to support clinics that serve such diverse clientele and those (like myself at this time) who don't have the support of insurance or lots of money. Thanks to Feminist Center's lovely staff!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...try to convince people not to protest. It was hard to see protestors while knowing I was at a gynecology clinic. It just doesn't make sense to try to keep people from healthcare. What's that about??

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have volunteered with them as an advocate for several years now. They are a great place, provide many services to women, and also coordinate testimony at the legislature when bills come up that would affect women's health. They do an outstanding job with everything, and ever staff person I meet is very warm, friendly, and considerate.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Maybe get them a bigger building.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I love FWHC and volunteering there first and foremost because I support all the work they do for people and am happy to be apart of something as wonderful as what they do, but also because FWHC is some what of a safe and comfortable place for me. It feels like I'm bombarded by so much each day that leaves a feminist feeling absolutely drained and FWHC is where I go to recharge my spirit and energy, connect with really amazing women (I have yet to meet any male feminist allies at FWHC, but I know they are there!) and be in a comfortable, safe, and fun environment.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hmm...I can't think of anything I'd like to change about the FWHC. It's a pretty amazing place...

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I work for Georgians for a Healthy Future, a nonprofit, nonpartisan health policy and advocacy organization focused on consumer health care issues. Over the past several years, GHF has partnered with FWHC on many initiatives related to consumer health, particularly around women's health. I am consistently impressed by the level of expertise, professionalism and dedication to the cause that all members of FWHC exhibit on a consistent basis. They are a wonderful partner who I wholeheartedly would recommend.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them greater resources to help more women.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Volunteering and interning with FWHC not only showed me how important Reproductive Justice and social justice advocacy is, but also the amazing network that exists in Georgia to combat structural inequality. I was so impressed with the way FWHC worked to make volunteers feel like they had an investment in not only FWHC but in the people of Atlanta and Georgia. I was also able to witness the care and compassion they showed for patients and people coming to FWHC for medical services. I wish there were more nonprofs like FWHC around, because their work is truly exceptional.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Someone just asked me to write a review and I can't believe that I hadn't already done it! I donate to organizations that create equality for women. I love this organization because it is all about women's equality. They believe and support women who make difficult life decisions, and they do it without judgment. I think that they help create a community in which we will, someday, be safe.

They do so much with a little money, so I always know that my donation will make an impact. I think that one reason they can do so much is that they have about 300 volunteers working for them!

Feminist Women's Health Center builds young women's leadership so that they can fight for their own rights. They do grassroots community health education in Spanish speaking communities so that women and families can make informed reproductive healthcare decisions. They provide sexual and reproductive health care services in their clinic. And, on a personal note, they have taught this old woman (wise crone) about being more inclusive around gender issues. I like that they are so brave.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase their budget!!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I was blown away by the kindness and respect offered me by every member of the FWHC I encountered. I was very nervous and concerned about a health issue that could have been quite serious. While I ended up with a clean bill of health, I so appreciated how clearly, specifically, and gently they explained each step of the diagnostic and possible treatment processes. I was made to feel at ease despite the stressful situation.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them accept insurance from additional companies.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

As a Board Member, I am so proud of the wonderful work done by FWHC. We offer so many services to such a diverse group of folks and without judgment. FWHC provides much needed services to under-served communities (Transgender persons, latina women, lesbians/single women looking to be inseminated) and advocates for greater access to abortion and birth control for all women. This mix of services and advocacy are vital and much needed in Atlanta and the surrounding area. Thank you, FWHC!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This is an amazing organization with the most dedicated and passionate staff I have seen of all the non-profits and organizations I have worked with. I volunteered both with their outreach program and as a Clinical Intern and both experiences allowed me to get a behind the scenes look at the effort put in by the staff here to support women's interests and rights and ensure that reproductive health services are provided to all. They truly care about the women they serve and, given the fact that they deal with a lot of unreasonable criticism, deserve a lot of credit for continuing to provide the care they provide.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Recruit more volunteers and expand their internship programs!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have always looked up to the FWHC not just for their role in providing reproductive health care to women in need, but for their activism in the local and national community. Part of my interest in reproductive health came from a long painful struggle with Phase IV Endometriosis. My ordeal began with 12 years in pain undiagnosed, 5 surgeries, hormone blocking medication and a complete hysterectomy at the age of 30. Before I made the major choice to have all my reproductive organs removed, I attended a meeting at the FWHC, talked with one of their Doctors who gave me great advise on what my options were. I felt no judgement and took his advise.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

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