Health—General & Rehabilitative

Feminist Womens Health Center

  • Yakima, WA
  • http://www.cedarriverclinics.org

Mission Statement

Vision: We have a vision of a world where all women freely make their own decisions regarding their bodies, reproduction and sexuality -- a world where women can fulfill their own unique potential and live healthy whole lives.

Mission:  To achieve reproductive freedom for women, Cedar River Clinics provide abortion and reproductive care so that women can decide their destinies.
Feminist Women’s Health Center/Cedar River Clinics is a social justice organization that combines direct services (abortion, birth control and reproductive health care), with activism (to increase access to health care and work for justice for all) and community education (to demystify health information and empower health decisions).



We believe sexual and reproductive freedoms are basic human rights for all women regardless of age, income, ethnicity, language, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability, or religion.


Abortion is a matter of personal liberty, responsibility, and conscience. We trust women to decide when, if, and under what circumstances they will give birth. Safe, legal abortion saves women's lives.

See our three websites to learn more: www.FWHC.org  -  www.CedarRiverClinics.org  -  www.Birth-Control-Comparison.info

Main Programs

  1. Women In Need Fund
  2. Interpreters and Translation
  3. Abortion care (health care services)
  4. Well Woman Health Care
Service Areas

Self-reported

Washington

Pacific Northwest with a focus on Washington State. Cedar River Clinics are located in Renton (Seattle) and Tacoma, with an Admin Office in Yakima, WA. We serve women from WA, AK, ID, OR, MT, British Columbia and Alberta as well as women from around the country and the world, including women in the military who come home to local military bases to get health care.

ruling year

1979

Principal Officer since 1979

Self-reported

Ms. Beverly Whipple

Keywords

Self-reported

abortion, pro-choice, women's health, birth control, family planning, reproductive health, contraception, pro-choice activism, young women, feminism, feminist, menopause, reproductive rights, reproductive justice, women's rights

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Also Known As

Cedar River Clinics

EIN

91-1083929

Physical Address

106 East E St

Yakima, WA 98901

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services (E40)

Reproductive Rights (R61)

Family Planning Centers (E42)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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No matter how different we are as individuals, we all have health care needs throughout our lives. If you've been fortunate enough to have access to good care, imagine what it would have meant if you hadn't. If you've been less fortunate, then you know how uncertain, or anxious, or desperate you felt. That’s the difference that having access to care makes in the lives of individuals – it allows them to take charge of their lives.

A woman’s health also dramatically impacts the health of her children, extended family, and community.

Your gift or grant could have a lasting impact on literally thousands of women’s lives, by keeping health care and choice accessible.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Women In Need Fund

Women In Need (WIN) Fund makes reproductive choice available to women with few financial resources by covering reduced fee care, medications, travel, motels and food.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$21,000.00

Program 2

Interpreters and Translation

Cedar River Clinics provides certified medical interpreters for anyone who needs them.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Migrant Workers

Budget

$38,000.00

Program 3

Abortion care (health care services)

First and second trimester abortion services for any woman who seeks it; abortion in situations of severe fetal anomaly or where pregnancy threatens a woman's health.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

$3,748,000.00

Program 4

Well Woman Health Care

Birth Control method education, selection and provision, birth control devices and prescriptions, emergency contraception, annual exams, pap smears, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, HIV testing, breast exams, pelvic exams, individual basic care.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

$500,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Washington

Pacific Northwest with a focus on Washington State. Cedar River Clinics are located in Renton (Seattle) and Tacoma, with an Admin Office in Yakima, WA. We serve women from WA, AK, ID, OR, MT, British Columbia and Alberta as well as women from around the country and the world, including women in the military who come home to local military bases to get health care.

Funding Needs

Cedar River Clinics makes reproductive health care accessible to women who face financial and other obstacles. Your donation makes it possible to: Through activism and advocacy, we raise the voices of women. Each time a woman describes the obstacles she faces, we work with her to raise the visibility of the issue and call for justice. In 2011, due to the large number of complaints from clients, we fought the harmful effects, medically inaccurate statements, and denial of written pregnancy test results by working in coalition to support legislation regulating limited service pregnancy centers.

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FEMINIST WOMEN'S HEALTH CENTER
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Feminist Womens Health Center

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Beverly Whipple

BIO

Beverly is the co-founder of the organization. She was 26 years old when she founded it.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Each year I attend the National Abortion Federation annual meeting to recharge my battery by connecting with inspiring clinic directors, counselors and doctors. Surrounded by activists and experts I have long admired, I realize that people everywhere now look to Cedar River Clinics as a center of excellence in reproductive care.

We have come a long way from the time in May 1980 when, with a dream of "women’s health in women’s hands," Deborah and I worked second jobs to start a feminist health center in Yakima, our home town.

In the past few years.

We installed NextGen, a client records database, essential for scheduling appointments, billing insurance for care, creating financial reports and monitoring trends. Soon we will add electronic health records (EHR) to complete the renovation of client record keeping systems. EHR will make medical information instantly accessible anywhere in our system and eliminate faxing or mailing medical records between sites.


Our testimony and complaint to the State Department of Health helped win a Board of Pharmacy rule to prevent a pharmacy from delaying or denying medications. Instead they must fill valid prescriptions. Since our clients have actually experienced pharmacy denial, we brought their voices and experiences forward.


We published Birth Control Comparison Chart and companion website (www.Birth-Control-Comparison.info) for teens and adults to learn about all options.


We earned 3-year accreditation from AAAHC demonstrating we meet rigorous national standards for quality care. We are the only AAAHC accredited abortion clinic in WA and one of a few in the nation."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Adrianna Gutierrez

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - Cancer Information Specialist

Term: Feb 2011 - Feb 2013

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