Posted April 05, 2018 09:25:14A Portland-area clinic is seeking to expand its abortion services to include the region’s most vulnerable women.
A Portland clinic is hoping to open in Vancouver’s West End to provide services to women with low incomes and those with chronic medical conditions.
The West End clinic is the first of its kind in the country, said co-owner Kristin Anderson.
The clinic is part of the Hope Clinic of Northwest Portland.
It’s one of the first in the world to offer abortion services on a more comprehensive and patient-centered basis, she said.
Anderson said she has been trying to expand her clinic since 2014.
Now, she’s hoping to expand beyond Vancouver.
“We want to expand to Vancouver because we know that the community in Vancouver is supportive of us and they really want to see us succeed,” she said, adding that her goal is to get to Vancouver and to open a clinic in the West End.
“In Portland, we are one of two clinics in the state, so we know it’s a challenge for a lot of people,” she added.
“But it’s not only that.
We have the right to be in Portland, and we have the ability to expand.
The clinic’s website says it will be open until June, offering services to people who qualify for Medicaid.”
So we feel like Portland is the right place for us.”
The clinic’s website says it will be open until June, offering services to people who qualify for Medicaid.
The clinic is a collaboration between Hope Clinic and the Hope Center for Women’s Health, a nonprofit that offers a variety of services for low-income women and people with disabilities.
The Hope Clinic is in a residential area of West End and West Pearl, and a clinic there is accessible for most of the city’s residents.
The Hope Clinic plans to accept appointments for women from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds, including people living with HIV, people with mental health conditions, pregnant women, and low- to middle-income people.
The hope clinic is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays from 8:30 a.