FAQ

FAQ

What does The Brigid Alliance do?

Brigid is a travel service that provides logistical and financial assistance to individuals who must travel for abortion services. We offer this support to individuals who are traveling to the NYC metropolitan area (see list below) and to providers in Washington DC, Bethesda MD, Albuquerque NM and Boulder, CO.

Brigid provides this assistance by helping to plan and cover the cost of transportation, housing, and other related expenses. We also connect our callers with in-city practical support organizations when appropriate and available.

NYC Partner Clinics (more coming soon):

Providers outside of New York City:

AbortionClinics.Org
(888) 684-3599
10401 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 104
Bethesda, MD 20814

Dupont Clinic
(202) 844-2004
1120 19th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20036

Southwestern Women’s
(800) 777-7630
522 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Boulder Abortion Clinic, Dr. Hern
(800) 535-1287
1130 Alpine Avenue
Boulder, Colorado 80304

How do I get help from Brigid?

Once you have scheduled your appointment with one of our partners, you will be referred to us by that clinic. In the future, you will be able to contact us directly through our online intake form or client service telephone number.

 

How do I qualify for Brigid services?

You qualify If you are seeking an abortion and are (1) 16 weeks pregnant or more, (2) have an appointment at one of our partner clinics in NYC or in DC, MD, NM, CO, (3) live 20 miles or more away from the clinic, and (4) have a financial need for assistance.

 

Does Brigid cover the cost of an abortion procedure?

No, Brigid does not pay for abortion procedures. There are several funds that exist to provide this support, and you should ask the clinic where you are having your appointment to refer you. Below are funds that may be able to offer assistance:

New York Specific:

NYAAF
nyaaf.org, 212-252-4757 (leave a detailed message)

National Abortion Federation
prochoice.org, 1-800-772-9100 (leave a detailed message)

National Network of Abortion Funds
abortionfunds.org

 

Are Brigid’s services confidential?

Yes. Communication with Brigid is confidential. Please notify our Intake Coordinator if you have any privacy or safety concerns.

 

Who will I speak to when I call Brigid?

Our intake coordinator(s) will answer or return your calls. Please always let us know if and when phone usage or texting is not safe. Our intake coordinators are well-trained, supportive individuals who can assess your needs and answer your questions. If the intake coordinator cannot answer your question, they will refer you to the appropriate person.

 

My appointment is in a few days, will I still be able to get support?

While we ask that you be in touch with us as soon as possible, we understand that sometimes timing is out of your control. Be in touch with us and we will see what we can do.

 

I am bringing someone with me as my escort to my appointment. Can Brigid also help with their travel costs?

Yes.

I need assistance covering the cost of childcare for my child(ren) for the time I am away. Can Brigid help with this?

We may be able to assist you with this. Make sure to let your intake coordinator know and we will see what we can do.

 

Where can I go for an abortion?

This depends on where you live and the type of procedure you seek, as some clinics are limited in their scope of care. If you need assistance finding an abortion provider, contact:

National Abortion Federation
Hotline: 1-877-257-0012
Website: prochoice.org/think-youre-pregnant/find-a-provider/

 

What if I am unsure about my decision?

It is normal to experience a range of emotions when making decisions about your health and well-being. If you are unsure and do not feel prepared to make an appointment, here are a few open and judgment-free services/hotlines you can contact:

All-Options
all-options.org/find-support/talkline/

Choice Network
choicenetworkadoptions.com/your-choices

Faith Aloud
faithaloud.org

Ending a Wanted Pregnancy
endingawantedpregnancy.com

 

*See the Resource List at the bottom of the page for different organizations and websites that may be helpful to you.

 

Does Brigid offer assistance in languages other than English?

Brigid will make every effort to arrange for an interpreter in most languages.

 

I am an immigrant and/or a non-US citizen, am I eligible for this fund?

Yes. Brigid works with all immigrants and non-citizens regardless of citizenship status. You will need to have personal identification (photo ID) for traveling by plane (if necessary), hotel accommodations and for receiving services. Be in touch and we will help any way we can.

RESOURCES

RESOURCES

National Abortion Federation
prochoice.org

National Network of Abortion Funds
abortionfunds.org

All Options
all-options.org/find-support/talkline/

Choice Network
choicenetworkadoptions.com/your-choices

Faith aloud
faithaloud.org

Exhale (after abortion)
exhaleprovoice.org

Connect & Breathe (after abortion)
connectandbreathe.org

Ending a Wanted Pregnancy
endingawantedpregnancy.com

Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
rcrc.org

Friends in Adoption
www.friendsinadoption.org

New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
English: 1-800-942-6906 // Spanish: 1-800-942-6908

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673. Online Hotline: http://apps.rainn.org/ohl-bridge/

Safe Horizon: Sexual assault and abuse
For help with domestic violence, please call our domestic violence hotline: 800-621–HOPE (4673).

For help with rape and sexual assault, please call: 212-227-3000.
In an emergency, call 911

TDD machine for hearing impaired clients for all hotlines: 866-604-5350.

National Abortion Federation
prochoice.org

National Network of Abortion Funds
abortionfunds.org

All Options
all-options.org/find-support/talkline/

Choice Network
choicenetworkadoptions.com/your-choices

Faith aloud
faithaloud.org

Exhale (after abortion)
exhaleprovoice.org

Connect & Breathe (after abortion)
connectandbreathe.org

Ending a Wanted Pregnancy
endingawantedpregnancy.com

Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
rcrc.org

Friends in Adoption
www.friendsinadoption.org

New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
English: 1-800-942-6906 // Spanish: 1-800-942-6908

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673. Online Hotline: http://apps.rainn.org/ohl-bridge/

Safe Horizon: Sexual assault and abuse
For help with domestic violence, please call our domestic violence hotline: 800-621–HOPE (4673).

For help with rape and sexual assault, please call: 212-227-3000.
In an emergency, call 911

TDD machine for hearing impaired clients for all hotlines: 866-604-5350.