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How do I get funding for an abortion?

Call DCAF’s free, confidential helpline at 1-202-452-7464 and leave a voicemail for our case managers. Include your name and phone number, how many weeks pregnant you are, the date of your doctor’s appointment, and whether or not it is okay for us to leave you a voicemail. Due to privacy issues, we cannot assist with funding via email.

If you are calling on behalf of someone who is pregnant, please follow the same instructions and let us know your relationship to that person.

A highly trained case manager will return your call shortly. DCAF case managers are skilled listeners who can estimate how much your procedure will cost, and provide detailed financial counseling to assess your financial need and funding options. After a case manager determines that you are eligible for DCAF funds, she can pledge funding assistance accordingly.

Abortion costs go up each week you’re pregnant, so the sooner you call, the lower the fees will be.

Who is eligible for DCAF assistance?

  • Residents of DC, Maryland, and Virginia;
  • People coming to the DC region from outside of the above areas;
  • People who are 7+ weeks into the pregnancy, with priority given to women in the second trimester;
  • Exceptions to these requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The National Network of Abortion Funds has additional fundraising strategies for your abortion.

For Options Counseling and Clinic Referrals

The National Abortion Federation Hotline answers any questions you may have about abortion, unintended pregnancy, or related issues. The hotline is free, completely anonymous, and offers services to everyone, regardless of their individual situation. Call 1-800-772-9100 to speak with a counselor. Keep calling until you get through.

Backline‘s free hotline provides nonjudgmental options counseling on unintended pregnancy, abortion, adoption, and parenting. Call 1-888-493-0092 to speak with a Backline counselor.

For Financial Assistance Outside the DC Metro Area

The National Network of Abortion Funds can help you find a fund if one exists in your area.

For Abortion Laws in Your State

The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.

The Alan Guttmacher Institute is a nonprofit organization focused on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis, and public education.

Additional Resources

Visit our resources page for information that may be of interest to patients, volunteers, service providers, supporters, and the general public.

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