Emma Goldman Clinic

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

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Location: 227 N. Dubuque St. Iowa City IA 52245 USA

Mission: The Emma Goldman Clinic is a not-for-profit independent organization founded in 1973 by a group of women driven by feminist ideals. We exist to empower women and men in all life stages through the provision of quality reproductive health care that includes abortion services, gynecology services, safer sex promotion, and active education. We promote respectful, client-centered and participatory health care through informed decision making, client rights, advocacy and expansion, and support of pregnancy choices. We strive to provide an environment in which diversity is acknowledged and celebrated. We are actively committed to staff diversity in employment policies and practices. We strive to increase economic, geographic, structural, and language accessibility for the clients we serve through fundraising, outreach, and advocacy. We offer non-judgmental, quality health care services. Our goals are inspired by our belief in the larger ideals of feminist philosophy: political, economic, and social equality.
Geographic areas served: Midwest
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 42-1009939
800-848-7684
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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countless ways. Emma has touched so many people's lives and is an asset to the community.

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like to see even more support from the community and surrounding communities.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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!!

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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.

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The Board of Directors has been a very fun group to work with - so many smart and dedicated women.

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I would love to go green - replace the old leaky windows with something energy efficient and put solar panels on the roof. We could be the green place to get gyn and routine check ups.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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seeing access to services for low-income clients.

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increase their visibility in the community.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Emma Goldman Clinic is truly a clinic that cares about the community. They are non-judgemental and welcoming to everyone who needs healthcare.

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As a medical student, I have shadowed at the clinic and see first hand their compassion.

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

increase the number of donations to the clinic

 
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