Among the many exciting projects Cicada Collective has undertaken are our efforts to support access to abortions in the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex by providing lodging,transportation, and doula services to clients seeking abortions in the area. We have a small team of volunteers that has been accepting clients over the past few months, but the need for compassionate care is growing, and we need your help to meet the demand. After many months of hard work and dedicated effort, we are proud to announce the launch of our North Texas Abortion Support Network (NTX-ASN)! With your support and volunteer effort, we can make accessible abortions a reality for everyone in our area of the state!
We will be offering Abortion Support Trainings for volunteers in the Dallas-Forth Worth area on May 31st and June 28th - come learn the skills necessary to logistically support people seeking abortions by providing them with transportation to and from their abortion appointments, as well as lodging during their stay if they are traveling from outside the area. Attendees will be eligible to become part of Cicada Collective’s NTX Abortion Practical Support Network and can begin helping clients in our area access safe, reliable transportation and housing during their abortion procedure. (**If neither of these training dates work for you, please apply anyway and specify what your scheduling needs are; we want to make sure these skills are made accessible to as many members of our communities as possible and will do our best to accomodate you.**)
To support safe access to abortion in North Texas, fill out an Abortion Support Network Volunteer Application and click here to help us fund this project (proceeds will go to hosting and transportation expenses, as well as printing and educational resources for our training materials). Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
How to help if you don’t live in Dallas-Fort Worth, or if you feel that providing practical support is not for you: Make a donation to help fund our volunteer–run collective! Contact us if you are interested in a training, skillshare, or collaboration, or invite us to speak at an event or facilitate a workshop in your city. Look for more details in the next few weeks about upcoming Abortion Doula trainings in Austin, TX and Oklahoma City, OK this summer!
Please share this information widely among your personal and professional networks and encourage potential volunteers to apply! If you have any questions about the Abortion Support Network or about Cicada Collective, contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.