ACCESS REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

Oakland, CA   |  http://www.accessrj.org

Mission

ACCESS REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE removes barriers to sexual and reproductive health care and builds the power of Californians to demand health, justice and dignity.

Ruling year info

1975

Executive Director

Ms. Jessica Pinckney

Main address

PO Box 3609

Oakland, CA 94609 USA

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Formerly known as

Women's Health Rights Coalition

EIN

51-0163201

NTEE code info

Reproductive Rights (R61)

Women's Rights (R24)

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Our programs

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ACCESS REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

ACCESS serves all 58 counties in California, northern and central California. Our programs work with approximately 1800 people each year. ACCESS programs include our toll-free English and Spanish hotlines, a volunteer practical support network, an abortion fund and several advocacy projects to build the power of Californians towards Reproductive Justice.

The Movement Building Department holds the outreach, organizing, and policy work at ACCESS and is informed by what is shared by people who call the Healthline. ACCESS does outreach at community events like Oakland’s Pride Festival, First Friday, and Karma Cinema at The New Parkway; tabling at community colleges including Laney, Berkeley City College, and Diablo Valley College; and presenting at high schools in Oakland. ACCESS organizes around direct actions (banner drops and light projections), coordinating and facilitating our Reproductive Justice in Action training program (offered quarterly throughout the state - two taking place in the Bay Area, one-two in LA, and one in another location, with locations being determined by need heard on the Healthline). We also focus on caller engagement - interacting with former callers to build reciprocal relationships, inviting them to attend virtual sessions and/or complete an impact survey, and creating a cohort of participants - to ensure programming is informed by, reflective of, and responsive to our community.

The Healthline Department encompasses the Healthline program and the Practical Support Volunteer (PSV) program. The Healthline program is a bilingual Spanish and English line which connects people throughout California and beyond to logistical and practical support, information, referrals, and advocacy on sexual and reproductive health issues, with abortion care at the top of the list. Within the last three years, ACCESS has supported an average of 338 callers annually. To meet the many and varying needs of our callers, ACCESS has a dedicated team of rotating Healthline volunteers who support by answering calls and creating intakes, connecting callers with resources and support, and facilitating connections among callers, Practical Support Volunteers, and clinics. We offer compassionate care to our callers and understand every person as a whole, as we know that people hold many intersecting identities. We support people in mitigating or eliminating barriers that can make the difference between making their healthcare goals a reality and not accessing healthcare at all. Our vast network of over 300 active Practical Support Volunteers throughout the state of California help ACCESS facilitate the logistical support we offer to our callers. ACCESS provides procedural and logistical funding, transportation, lodging, childcare, doula and emotional support, and more to ensure that callers face as few barriers to their care as possible. We have a thorough vetting and training process to ensure that volunteers we are bringing onto the ACCESS team are values-aligned and have the tools they need to deliver the standard of compassionate care that we are known for. ACCESS develops and strengthens our relationships with clinics across the state and beyond, including a small handful of out-of-state clinics that offer later abortion procedures, as many of our callers exceed the state’s interpreted 24-week limit and must travel elsewhere for their care. Through these intentional relationships, we are able to streamline processes for our callers, when and where we can, and develop a network of advocates and supporters all across the state.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Pregnant people
Women and girls
LGBTQ people
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

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How we listen

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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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

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Operations

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ACCESS REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

Board of directors
as of 2/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Layidua Salazar

No Affiliation

Term: 2015 - 2021


Board co-chair

Zakiya Luna

Keely Tongate

Chibo Shinagawa

Daisy Orellana

Rebecca Griffin

Sarah Hutchinson

Cynthia Gutierrez

Sylvia Castillo

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/17/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.