Need Help Paying for an Abortion?
If you are living in or traveling to New York State and are seeking funding for your abortion, please call NYAAF at 212-252-4757 and leave a detailed message. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leaving a Message:
When you leave us a message, please tell us:
- Your name
- Your phone number
- The best time for us to call you back
- Whether it is safe to say that NYAAF is calling when we leave a message.
If you do not indicate that it is safe to identify ourselves, we will leave the following message: “Hi, I’m returning the message you left on our voicemail, please call me back at 212-252-4757 and tell me when it’s a good time to try you again.” If you get this message, please call the helpline again and tell us when to call you back. We will return all messages within 24 hours.
Finding a Clinic:
If you need to make an appointment for your abortion, please visit www.bookofchoices.org where you can locate health care providers who offer abortion services in New York State.
If you do not have insurance:
If you are a New York State resident and qualify for Medicaid, you can have the full cost of your abortion covered. You can be eligible regardless of citizenship or immigration status and pregnant adolescents under 21 can enroll separately from their parents. Visit https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/ or call 1-855-355-5777 to get enrolled. If you call, you may experience up to 45 minutes of hold time but please be persistent. The enrollment process will take between 30 to 60 minutes and if you are approved, you will be able to make an appointment for your abortion just one week after enrolling.
You can also enroll in-person at a designated community location. To find the in-person assistors near you, visit http://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/IPANavigatorSiteLocations. NYAAF can also help you find a clinic that will enroll you in Medicaid and perform your abortion, sometimes in the same visit.
If you are not eligible for Medicaid, you may be able to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan. Not all Qualified Health Plans cover abortion and enrollment periods are limited. Visit https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/ or call 1-855-355-5777 to find out if you are able to enroll or determine if your plan covers abortion.
Not Living in or Traveling to New York?
If you are not a New York State resident or you are not having your abortion in New York, you may be eligible for assistance from other funds. Visit www.fundabortionnow.org or call the National Abortion Federation at 1-800-772-9100.
- If you are traveling to New York City for your abortion and need a place to stay, we can connect you with Haven. Haven is a volunteer organization that can offer you free housing while you are in NYC for your abortion.
- NYAAF can’t usually cover the full cost of your abortion so we will ask questions about your financial situation and we can talk with you about fundraising options. Here are some fundraising ideas.
- NYAAF works with all immigrants and non-citizens regardless of citizenship status.
- NYAAF works with minors and we respect your privacy.
- All calls are confidential and any information you provide is stored in our secure database.
- NYAAF is able to help Spanish-speaking callers. When you dial our helpline, press 2 for our Spanish voicemail box.
Backline: 1-888-493-0092. Free talk line to discuss pregnancy, parenting, adoption or abortion. Backline also offers other support services online at http://www.yourbackline.org/.
Exhale: 1-866-439-4253. Free talk line for people who have had an abortion. Further resources can be accessed athttp://www.4exhale.org/.
Friends in Adoption: 1-800-982-3678. Toll free number for a pro-choice, licensed, adoption agency that knows that you need to make the best decision for you, whether that be adoption, or parenting, or abortion. Online at http://www.friendsinadoption.org/.
New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (AVP) hotline: 1-212-714-1141. New York City-based non-profit that primarily serves lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and HIV-positive victims of violence by providing free and confidential services. For more information, visit:http://www.avp.org/
The New York State Coalition against Domestic Violence:
24-Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline in English: 1-800-942-6906
24-Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline in Spanish: 1-800-942-6908
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673. National Sexual Assault Online Hotline: http://apps.rainn.org/ohl-bridge/
Thank you for contacting us, sharing your experiences with us, and trusting us to support you. We are here for you, call or e-mail and we will always respond.