Ways to Help Today
The Chicago Abortion Fund supports callers in Illinois, and across the Midwest and the entire country who are traveling to access the safe and compassionate care they deserve. Many of our callers come from surrounding low-access states. As restrictive bans continue to sweep the nation, we need to double down and dig deep into the wisdom of abortion funds who have been doing this work for decades. We’ve been working with our sibling funds across the nation to move resources and connect callers to the care they deserve. This work will only grow in the coming months and years, and we can’t do it without your support. Here are some immediate ways you can help.
Donate to CAF Today
A donation to CAF helps us assist the record-breaking number of callers we are seeing week after week. We need your support - consider becoming a monthly donor for as low as $5 a month!
Drop Off Care Package Items
People having abortions in the current political and cultural climate need our support more than ever. CAF believes in providing loving, compassionate care to all folks accessing abortion services. We are collecting items for care packages to give to people having abortions all over the city and will distribute them at clinics along with printed affirmations and hand written love letters.
From January 13th to February 28th -> Representative Kelly Cassidy District Office, Edgewater
You can also purchase something to donate from this Amazon wish list !!
Modern Co-op, Hyde Park
Sweet Water Foundation's Perry Avenue Commons, Washington Park
Fleur, Logan Square
Early to Bed, Andersonville
Have a drop-off location in an area not listed? Email us! In the meantime, here is a list of what we are looking for:
- Individually wrapped Maxi pads
- Travel size bottles of unscented lotion
- Travel size bottles of unscented soap
- Travel size shampoos and conditioners
- Individually wrapped facial masks (similar to these)
- Small notebooks and journals
- Essential oils
- Individually wrapped hard candies
- Individually wrapped ibuprofen and acetaminophen
- Disposable heating pads
- Honey sticks
Have a House Party to Raise Money for Abortion Funds
Now is the time to be loud and proud about your commitment to abortion access. Host a house party and invite your kid's teacher, your mail carrier, your upstairs neighbor, your co-worker, your grocery clerk, your mama, and your cousin, too. House parties support CAF by raising funds, growing our community of supporters, and getting the word out about our reproductive justice work. A how-to guide can be found here. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
CAF's community is strong and helps us do amazing work with the limited resources that we have. You can join our community by volunteering to help us in our work.
If you are interested in volunteering with CAF, please fill out our volunteer form.
Note: Due to current staff capacity, this is reviewed monthly.
CAF opposes all social or governmental policies that target any group or community to purposely restrict or impede their right to make their own decisions about reproduction.
With the leadership of reproductive justice advocates at the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Youth, CAF is fighting for the repeal of Parental Notification of Abortion. PNA is a law that harms young people through restricting their ability to access abortion care.
Contact your legislator and tell them to TRUST YOUTH and #repealPNA!