DCAF’s Annual Report Available Now
We are pleased to release our FY2015 Annual Report! The past year was one of tremendous growth. We nearly doubled our number of trained case managers to work our three helplines. We expanded our donor base. We grew our efforts to bring awareness to our fight for true reproductive freedom. And yet, as reproductive health and rights continue to be under attack throughout the country, we know that we’ll need to remain tough to make sure patients in DC, Maryland, and Virginia are able to access the abortion care they need.
Here are some of the highlights from the year:
- DCAF screened over 3,400 calls from patients in need, and was able to offer financial assistance pledges to over 1,200 of them. Over 920 patients used our pledges and received funding — meaning these patients were able to access abortion services they might not have otherwise been able to afford.
- Our first Taco or Beer Challenge, part of a nationwide movement sparked by righteous choice advocate Andrea Grimes, was a smashing success. Spearheaded by our good friends at the Women’s Information Network (WIN), we raised $900 for DCAF. It turns out that a lot of our supporters like eating tacos and drinking beers anyway, so doing it for a great cause only made things better!
- This year was the most successful the DCAF case management program has ever experienced. We trained 43 new case managers at 10 separate volunteer trainings. In addition, we provided continuing education for existing case managers with the help of our partners at the National Abortion Federation to ensure we are providing the most current information to patients.
“To say that our last year was a success is an understatement,” said Kersha Deibel, president of DCAF’s board of directors. “DCAF built something truly magical and it is my privilege to share with you the collective work of so many dedicated donors, case managers, and volunteers.”
Last year was great, and we’re excited to see what we can accomplish as a community in 2016!
By volunteer Claire G.