We at WACDTF would like to thank you all for the generous outpouring of support recently. We are comforted by the fact that so many of you are committed to protecting the reproductive rights and choice of women. And that so many of you want to do something to make a positive impact on our world.
The number of RSVPs we received for our latest DC area trainings have been unprecedented. Many of you have expressed that it’s your obligation to step up — that you are not going to stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it. Thank you for helping us know that we’re all part of a helpful community.
While we do have a training scheduled, please be aware that we may need to cap attendance after a certain number of RSVPs. In order to maintain a positive relationship with the organizations which provide meeting space, we must adhere to their capacity limits. We’ll collect names and email addresses for those who would like to be on a waitlist should space open. And we will schedule another DC area training in May or sooner.
There are many more ways you can help: We encourage those interested in volunteering to contact other organizations working on abortion access, such as the DC Abortion Fund (DCAF). DCAF makes grants available to those who are pregnant in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, as well as those traveling to the area, who cannot afford the full cost of an abortion. DCAF needs case managers to work directly with patients, as well as volunteers who are interested in helping with event planning, development, writing, advocacy, and other projects.
There are also many opportunities to support pro-choice organizations with funding, such as Planned Parenthood, DCAF, NARAL and others.
And, as always, we’ll be sure to announce any future trainings we will schedule. Since we do have a large, current, active volunteer base and a limited number of volunteer escort slots, it may be some time before we have the need for more volunteers. The best way to find out about this — as well as other related news — is to subscribe to our email newsletter by clicking this link. We will also make announcements on social media: On Twitter and Facebook.
The WACDTF Team
WACDTF truly appreciates and values all those who are interested in volunteering as clinic escorts.
Escorts are generally needed each Saturday, rain or shine, between 7-11am, depending on the clinic. We also need escorts on occasional weekdays at certain locations.
You may want to attend a training if you:
- want to be a clinic escort and have never been trained
- want to find out what clinic escorting is like before you decide to start
- have received only a mini-training at clinic; or
- were trained by an organization other than WACDTF.
- Current escorts are welcome to participate in trainings for a refresher or to offer their experience.
Upcoming Escort Trainings:
Saturday, March 18, 2017 – AT CAPACITY
(Accepting RSVPs for the waitlist)
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Neighborhood Library
1st Floor Meeting Room
1630 7th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Metro: Shaw – Howard University (Green & Yellow Lines)
We strongly suggest RSVPing to our training sessions in order to be notified by email if there are any changes. Please use the form below with any questions or to RSVP.