The goal of Gateway Women’s Access Fund (GWAF) is to provide public education and support for people in need of reproductive health care, primarily by providing financial assistance to Missouri residents who cannot afford the full cost of abortion care. While numbers of abortions are way down, the need for assistance in Missouri remains staggeringly high. Depending on length of pregnancy, medications required, etc. an abortion procedure can cost between $540 and $3,600.
GWAF works only with abortion care providers and does not provide direct personal grants. When a clinic sees a Missouri patient who meets our criteria and needs assistance, it can use GWAF funds for a portion of the cost. The clinic then bills us up to an amount we commit to covering each quarter. GWAF does not offer counseling, but the clinics that we work with do. Currently we have agreements with Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City, IL, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, Planned Parenthood Great Plains serving the Kansas City region, and Trust Women Wichita Clinic in KS. We seek to establish agreements with any abortion care providers serving Missourians in need. GWAF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the National Network of Abortion Funds, and all donations to GWAF are tax-deductible.