The CAIR Project Programs
The CAIR Project operates a toll-free hotline run entirely by highly trained volunteers who provide women with the information they need to navigate legal and geographical restrictions and benefits such as Medicaid eligibility and provider locations. We provide grants to low-income women so that they can access the abortion care they need. CAIR works with abortion providers in our region to ensure that women know about the resources they can access and are empowered to advocate for themselves.
The CAIR Project regularly hosts events designed to build awareness about reproductive health issues and partners with organizations such as NARAL, Planned Parenthood and Cedar River Clinic to educate and recruit volunteers and contributors.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
This year marks the 14th anniversary of our hotline serving women in the Pacific Northwest and removing financial barriers to abortion access. We have been recognized by the National Network of Abortion Funds for creating a regional colaborative with another organization so that we can better serve women seeking abortion funding. Each year we have raised more money, served more women, and increased our average grant amount. This is due entirely to the passion and commitment of our volunteer hotline advocates, generous supporters and board.
Demand for our services continues to skyrocket. Reproductive choice only exists when women are able to safely and legally access abortion. With individuals feeling the effects of the recession and increasingly restrictive anti-choice legislation passing around the country, this legal health care service is denied to many. As a completely volunteer run organization, around 90% of our budget goes directly to grants to low-income women unable to otherwise afford a legal abortion. We rely on the support of donors to help us get these women the financial assistance they need. Additionally, we are always in search of volunteers for our hotline, especially volunteers bilingual in Spanish and English. Please contact us if you are interested in finding out more!