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ABORTION CARE NETWORK

We Are Stronger Together

aka ACN   |   Washington, DC   |  www.abortioncarenetwork.org

Mission

Abortion Care Network is the only national membership organization for independent abortion clinics – who provide the majority of abortion care in the United States- and their allies. We support their sustainability and ability to provide dignified abortion care.

Ruling year info

2008

Co-Executive Director

Nikki Madsen

Co-Executive Director

Erin Grant

Main address

1300 I St NW, Ste 400E

Washington, DC 20005 USA

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Formerly known as

National Coalition of Abortion Providers

EIN

26-1972058

NTEE code info

Reproductive Rights (R61)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Founded in 2008, Abortion Care Network (ACN) is the national association for independent community-based, abortion care providers and their allies. Independent abortion providers care for the majority of people seeking abortion in the U.S. – often serving individuals and families with the fewest resources and in the most rural parts of our nation. Together we work to ensure the rights of all people to experience respectful, dignified abortion care.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Uniting Our Voices

Uniting Our Voices (UOV) provides small-group trainings where independent abortion care providers learn media and messaging skills, build meaningful relationships within their training cohorts, and receive continued support and learning opportunities. By elevating the unique perspectives of independent abortion care providers at the local, state, and national levels, Uniting Our Voices increases public awareness and support for the work of Indies.

Population(s) Served

Indies clinics provide the majority of abortion care in the United States; yet most folks don't know they exist. The Keep Our Clinics campaign was designed to create national awareness and recognition for indie abortion providers while raising money for ACN's clinics. All funds raised through this campaign go to our clinic members.

Population(s) Served

ACN works with a cohort of volunteer social workers and healing practitioners to facilitate online and in clinic sessions for ACN clinic members to help staff manage the stress and challenges of working in abortion care. This program is intended to reduce burnout and increase support for staff working in abortion care.

Population(s) Served

ACN also offers 1:1 individualized support for clinics related to a wide variety of unique challenges that indie clinics face. From HR/operational support, financial management resources, needing to connect with network allies and many things in between, ACN is here to support the providers who make abortion care possible.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Adults
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Abortion Care Network's unique role in the abortion care community is to support independent abortion care providers.

To do so, the organization needs to engage and mobilize allies, as well as other audiences
and constituents, including: media and policy makers, funders, and reproductive rights, health and justice advocates.

People who need to access to dignified and exceptional care will be the ultimate beneficiaries of Abortion Care Network's efforts to support their local independent abortion care providers.

These organization objectives guide out work:

1. Eliminate the obstacles that prevent independent abortion care providers from being able to provide
exceptional care.
2. Support independent abortion care providers to provide the most exceptional care possible.
3. Ensure diversity within the abortion care provider community to safeguard sustainability and to be able to address the various and unique needs of the people and families who seek abortion care.
4. Increase understanding of the existence of, the need for, and the unique challenges faced by independent abortion care providers.
5. Ensure allies see their role in helping Abortion Care Network to achieve its mission and goals.

1. Strengthen the organization's ability to serve as an effective collective voice for independent abortion care providers.
2. Provide guidance, supports and professional development resources to our members.
3. Increase the engagement of individuals and allies in support of independent abortion care providers.
4. Build formal and informal partnerships within the abortion care community to fill in program gaps.
5. Actively confront abortion stigma.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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ABORTION CARE NETWORK

Board of directors
as of 01/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ravina Daphtary

All* Above All


Board co-chair

Andrea Ferrigno

Whole Woman's Health

Jen Moore Conrow

Penn Family Planning and Pregnancy Loss

David S. Cohen

Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University

Julianna Gonen

National Center for Lesbian Rights

Kwajelyn Jackson

Feminist Women's Health Center

DeShawn Taylor

Desert Star Family Planning

Amelia Bonow

Shout Your Abortion

Ashia George

Scotsdale Women's Center

Kenya Martin

National Network of Abortion Funds

Monica McLemore

UCSF

Terri-Ann Thompson

Ibis Reproductive Health

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/13/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Non-binary
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data