Women's Emergency Network, Inc.

Rating: 4.43 stars   7 reviews

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Location: 7400 Sw 88 Street Suite 307B Miami FL 33156 USA

Mission: Women''s Emergency Network is dedicated to the reproductive freedom of indigent and low-income women and girls in South Florida facing an unintended pregnancy. In order for these women and girls to have access to the full range of reproductive choices, Women''s Emergency Network provides unbiased options counseling, education about routine birth control and emergency contraception, referrals to ongoing health care and social services as needed, and, for those who choose to terminate, financial subsidies for abortion and related reproductive health care.
Programs: WEN provides care for hundreds of poor, isolated women and girls every year. They are single mothers who cannot afford to raise another child; girls too young or too troubled to be mothers; survivors of rape, incest or abuse; people living with AIDS, mental illness, or other serious disease; women battling addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Each year, WEN provides approximately 800 of these women and girls counseling to explore their options and feelings. For the minority who choose to continue their pregnancies, WEN makes referrals to the best low-cost prenatal care, and when necessary, to reputable adoption agencies. For those who choose to terminate the pregnancy, WEN subsidizes the cost of a safe abortion with South Florida's most respected clinics. All clients receive birth control counseling, safe sex edcation and, as needed, referrals for future care.
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

This organization has operated in South Florida now for close to 20 years, steadily growing and providing services to the increasing proportion of poor women living in a state with no public funding for abortion. WEN has taken on both the "routine" clients - the many many poor women with other children at home, the women trying to finish degrees or get jobs that will unable them to better care for the children they have or plan to have, and the egregious cases of the women who are raped, mentally challenged, or the victims of sexual slavery. They also have provided invaluable help with the judicial bypass system for minors who cannot obtain the state required parental consent. The organization has always kept its administrative costs to a bare minimum through the efforts of the hard working almost entirely volunteer staff. Their clients come well-counseled about both their decision to end the pregnancy and about options for future birth control.

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

my work

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

consistency over many years, passion of the volunteers for their work

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

dedicated, no-nonsense, and hard working

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

ensure that all women in south florida had not only access to abortion services, but to effective contraception and sexually transmitted disease screening and care, and the mental and social services required to foster health families.....

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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