Who is Brigid?

In the 7th century, St. Brigid of Kildare helped a young woman who had broken her vow of chastity and became pregnant. According to legend, Brigid waved her hands over the woman’s belly and, “exercising the strength of her ineffable faith, blessed her, caused the fetus to disappear without coming to birth, and without pain.”

How do I get help from Brigid?

Brigid is a referral-based organization. We support individuals who are seeking an abortion and currently 16 weeks pregnant or more. If you have an appointment at one of our partner clinics in NY, DC, MD, NM, or CO and you are facing logistical and financial obstacles in accessing care, please ask your clinic or the abortion fund that is assisting you, for a referral to us. We are here to help and will be in touch by phone or your preferred method of communication.

Who are The Brigid Alliance’s partner clinics?

Colorado
(800) 535-1287
1130 Alpine Avenue
Boulder, Colorado 80304
Maryland
(888) 684-3599
10401 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 104
Bethesda, MD 20814
New Mexico
(800) 777-7630
522 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Washington, DC
(202) 844-2004
1120 19th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20036
New York
(212) 965-7000
26 Bleecker St,
New York NY 10012
Queens, New York
(718) 786-5000
147-32 Jamaica Ave,
Jamaica, NY 11435
New York
(212) 686-6066
800 2nd Ave #605,
New York, NY 10017
Upstate, New York
(716)835-2510 or Toll Free (800)598-3783
2500 Main Street,
Buffalo NY 14214

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.

National Funding Organizations
For unbiased information about abortion and financial assistance, call toll-free
1-800-772-9100
Weekdays: 7:00 A.M.-11:00 P.M. Eastern time
Saturdays and Sundays: 9:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.
To find an abortion fund in your state or the state you are traveling to:
New York
Call NYAAF’s case managers at 212-252-4757 and leave a detailed message.
Colorado
If you are having an abortion in Colorado, you may be able to get help from Cobalt. If you are in need of financial support for abortion care, please contact [email protected] after you have scheduled your appointment.
DC and Maryland
Call DCAF’s helpline at (202) 452-7464 and leave a voicemail for their case managers. Include your contact information, how many weeks pregnant you are, the date of your doctor’s appointment, and whether they may leave you a voicemail.
Those in need of financial assistance should call the confidential helpline at (443) 297-9893 and leave a message for the case manager on duty. Your call will be returned within 48 hours. We currently offer financial assistance to all residents of Maryland, and anyone traveling from out-of-state to any Maryland clinic or the DuPont clinic in DC.
New Mexico
The Mariposa Fund helps pay for undocumented people seeking abortion services.
El Fondo Mariposa ayuda a personas indocumentadas a obtener servicios de aborto.
505-242-7512 – se habla español.
The New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice is a faith-based group that supports the reproductive freedom of every person. If you live in New Mexico or are having your abortion here, and you will need help with lodging, transportation, or meals, please go to the patient assistance page at our website: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/XBYWpF-8aqRLJrHlKI0XXQ

Are Brigid’s services confidential?

Yes, all communications with Brigid are 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 our intake coordinators cannot answer your question, they will refer you to the appropriate person or resource.

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. Please 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?

We understand that it is often ideal (and sometimes required by the clinic) to have a companion for your travels. If it is required by the clinic, we will cover the cost of your companion’s travel if they cannot. If it is not required, we aim to do so on a case-by-case basis.

Where can I go for an abortion?

This depends on where you live and the type of procedure you are seeking. If you need assistance finding an abortion provider, contact:

INAA (I Need An A)
National Abortion Federation
For referrals to quality abortion providers call 1-877-257-0012 (no funding assistance provided on this line).
Weekdays: 9:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Saturday: 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Additional community-wide resources

Share your story:
We Testify is an organization dedicated to the leadership and representation of people who’ve had abortions, increasing the spectrum of abortion storytellers in the public sphere, and shifting the way the media understands the context and complexity of accessing abortion care. We Testify invests in abortion storytellers to elevate their voices and expertise, particularly those of color, those from rural and conservative communities, those who are queer-identified, those with varying abilities and citizenship statuses, and those who needed support when navigating barriers while accessing abortion care.

Please also see the Need Support page for different organizations and websites that may be helpful to you.

Does Brigid offer assistance in languages other than English?

Brigid uses a secure interpretation system. Please let the person referring you know what language you prefer to speak in.

Brigid usa un sistema de traducción segura. Por favor avisa la persona que está refiriéndose el idioma que usted prefiera.

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

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

How does my clinic or organization partner with The Brigid Alliance?

The Brigid Alliance is always looking to expand our partner network. If you are a clinic providing later abortion care or an organization supporting reproductive rights, access, and care, please contact us here.

Are you still assisting people during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Yes. We are committed to assisting individuals even as travel limitations and financial obstacles have grown during the pandemic.

If you need support, please reach out to your abortion fund or one of our partner clinics for a referral.

If you would like to support The Brigid Alliance as we scale our services to meet the demands of a post-COVID environment, please click here

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