Jasmine*, 37, and her partner both recently lost their jobs. They have four children between them, and their whole family has had to move back in with Jasmine's parents. Now living in a household of 9, the couple doesn't feel it's the right time to expand their family and need assistance to pay for an abortion.
Monique * is 22, unemployed, and has 3 children she is now raising on her own. A domestic violence survivor, Monique recently had her former partner jailed, and she does not want to have another child with her abuser. A recipient of food stamps, cash welfare and Medicaid, living in Section 8 housing, Monique could not afford the full cost of her procedure without assistance.
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One hundred dollars. That's the size of the average grant to a woman who seeks support from WEN to cover the cost of an abortion. It's a relatively small amount of money to allow a woman to access safe, legal, life-changing healthcare. That's what WEN is able to do because of supporters like you and....
The Women's Fund of Miami-Dade. WEN was awarded a $7500 grant by the Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade for its fiscal year 2013. The Women’s Fund has been at the center of building a community where South Florida women and girls thrive, and WEN is proud to be recognized as a key partner in this effort. Thank you to the Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade.
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Women’s Emergency Network (WEN) subsidizes abortion care for South Florida low-income women and girls who can’t afford a safe, legal procedure without financial assistance. WEN operates on the principle that every woman must have the right and ability to decide if and when she becomes a mother.
Because of WEN support, clients report that they are able to finish school, leave an abusive partner, secure work, resolve a health problem, overcome trauma, and take care of a family that already depends on them. These are actions that change the course of people's lives. Learn more about WEN clients by clicking here.