Rosie is one of TEA Fund's dedicated clinic escorts! We can't thank Rosie enough for helping us work for equal abortion access for everyone.
When did you get involved with TEA? I started volunteering as a clinic escort, beginning with the very first shift of the new escort program in 2016. I had left a full-time job the previous fall and decided that while I searched for a new one, I should devote my free time to volunteering for causes important to me.
In what ways do you think TEA Fund benefits your community? In general, I can't imagine how it could ever NOT benefit a community when money is given to people who need it, for services they need. In addition, TEA Fund also provides a non-judgmental place for women to turn when they need it most. Earlier this year, I gave a ride to a friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend to a clinic for a procedure, and knowing that she was able to afford a more expensive, second-trimester procedure that she very much wanted and needed in part because of TEA Fund was such a relief to her.
Why do you support TEA? What's not to support? If you support the existence of women, you should support a program that helps them in their time of need. If you support methods for lower-income people to afford health care, then TEA Fund is the organization to support!
If you could set one goal for your involvement in TEA, what would it be? Well, I should start another full-time job in late August, so I'll unfortunately have to stop escorting. I will definitely make a goal of being sure that I am still involved in other ways, and once I have a reliable salary, I plan to making a monthly donation!
Want to volunteer with TEA Fund as a clinic escort? Click here and fill out our volunteer form!