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Emma Goldman Clinic

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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

Programs: Vacuum aspiration service: the organization provides education and health services to women for termination of pregnancy. The clinic provided services to approximately 695 clients during the year.

gynecology and walk-in services: the organization provides education and gynecological services. The clinic provided services by appointment and on a walk-in basis to approximately 828 clients during the year.

community education and relations: the organization provides educational services to the community and region on issues and needs of womens health care.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Practitioner really listened to my concerns, made me feel and ease and provided great care.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.