The Safe Travels Fund
Gas money, a bus ticket, or a night at a hotel … these costs should never stand in the way of accessing an abortion or be the deciding factor in whether someone makes it to their appointment. Our fund is here for people who need help in getting to their abortion appointment and having a safe place to rest if needed. With your donations, we help cover the cost of transportation and hotel lodging for people coming to Portland from Idaho, Southern Washington, and across Oregon who need an abortion, have no provider nearby, and cannot afford the additional expense of travel.
We collaborate with health centers that provide abortion care in Oregon and local abortion funds to arrange services.
- Hotel accommodations in Portland area
- Prepaid debit cards for clients to use for gas/ taxi/bus/train ticket
Our fund was started in 1989 and provides support for almost 60 women every year.
- We are a member of the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF)
- The majority of the women are traveling to Portland from Eugene (220 miles round trip) and Medford (540 miles round trip).
Host a house party for Safe Travels. House parties are a fun and easy way to connect with your community, spread the word about Safe Travels, and garner support and vital funds. We will set you up with our House Party Guide, and can send a representative to make sure your party goes off without a hitch. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org!