Casa Atabex Achè runs a women's clinic in the South Bronx that provides alternative healthcare for young women of color. Through three holistic programs that integrate intensive personal development and collective political education, Casa provides the opportunities and resources for the womyn of Mott Haven to reclaim their bodies, minds and spirits and, as a consequence, their rights. Link: Casa Atabez Achè
COLOR is dedicated to building a movement of Latinas, their families, and allies working for reproductive justice through leadership development and organizing. COLOR will continue to educate and organize young Latinas ages 12 to 24 around reproductive issues by developing curricula for their Latinas of Vision and Latinas Increasing Political Strength youth programs. Link: Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity & Reproductive Rights
Desiree Alliance develops tools and trainings to help sex workers across the United States advocate for themselves. The grant funded their board development as they plan for their second national conference. Link: Desiree Alliance
Desiree Alliance was funded in 2006. They are based in the .
Different Avenues strives to protect the health, rights and safety of girls and women of color who engage in alternative economies and activities and are affected by systemic and interpersonal violence and health disparities. By developing leaders and providing harm reduction services, Different Avenues seeks to strengthen and support girls and women of color who engage in survival strategies and build their power within the reproductive justice movement. With Third Wave’s support, Different Avenues will run focus groups for women and girls in juvenile detention using their curriculum “Don’t Fall for It,” which is designed to teach young women and girls about reproductive health and justice and how to resist violence and know their rights in the system. Link: Different Avenues
Based in Oakland, CA, is the nation's first national talkline to cater to the emotional needs of women after an abortion. In 2007, Exhale trained over 90 volunteers to staff the post-abortion talkline and has significantly expanded their hours, multi-lingual accessibility, and geographic range since Third Wave first funded them. Link: Exhale
Kalpulli Izkalli is an intergenerational resource and action center dedicated to transforming the health and environment of communities of color in New Mexico. Kalpulli Izkalli centers the needs of under-resourced women and families and uses the provision of traditional health and healing services as an entry point to leadership within the organization, community, and reproductive justice movement. Kalpulli Izkalli is a leader in community education around midwifery, birthing practices, and the dangers of environmental toxins. Link: Kalpulli Izkalli
Khmer Girls in Actions (KGA) develops Southeast Asian women and boys in Long Beach into social justice organizers who can respond to the immediate needs of their communities. With Third Wave’s support, KGA will grow their youth organizing work, develop their leadership pipeline, and strengthen their fundraising and fiscal management capacity. Link: Khmer Girls in Action
Los Angeles Indigenous People’s Alliance educates low-income young women on cultural preservation, leadership, and reproductive health for indigenous communities. With support from Third Wave, LAIPA has organized its youth members to combat sexual violence and anti-immigrant backlash. Link: Los Angeles Indigenous People's Alliance
Movement Strategies Center Scholarships ensured that young women and transgender youth of color were able to attend a Sustainable Organizing Training. Link: Movement Strategies Center Scholarships
Movement Strategies Center Scholarships was funded in 2006. They are based in the .
New Voices Pittsburgh (NVP) is a human rights activist organization led by and for women of color. NVP elevates the powerful voices of women of color ages 12-35 through social justice activism, civic engagement and leadership development. NVP promotes cross-movement collaboration through hosting reproductive justice ally trainings and dialogues on challenging homophobia in Black communities. New Voices will use Third Wave’s support to expand their work fighting for Health Care Reform and to protect the human rights of incarcerated women. New Voices will develop their expansion plan to include an office in Philadelphia, PA. Link: New Voices Pittsburgh
Strong college sexual assault policies are a key element in the prevention of sexual assault. Despite the well-known prevalence of sexual violence among college students, current college sexual assault policies commonly lack primary prevention efforts and due process procedures, exclude student input, traumatize survivors, and ignore disparate treatment of survivors and assailants based on gender, class, race, sexual orientation, and disability. Committed to social change through community mobilization, Students Active For Ending Rape arms students with the tools needed to mobilize communities and make lasting change on campus. Link: SAFER
Sistas on the Rise advocates for quality education for teen parents and expecting mothers as a way of building leadership among young mothers and reducing poverty and unintended pregnancies. SOTR continues to build trust and community as they assess factors that impact and/or impede the educational access and achievement of young mothers, including the closing of "pregnant and parenting schools" in New York City. Link: Sistas on the Rise
The Young Women’s Empowerment Project (YWEP) is a youth leadership organization grounded in harm reduction and social justice organizing by and for girls and young women, including transgender women (ages 12-23) impacted by the sex trade and street economies. In 2011 YWEP will continue to operate the Bad Encounter Line, through which girls and young women can report their experiences with institutional violence. Through the Chicago Task Force for Homeless, Homefree and Street Based Youth, YWEP will help author and promote the adaptation of a Street Youth Bill of Rights among youth-serving organizations in Chicago. Link: Young Women’s Empowerment Project
Youth Transgender and Intersex Educational Services provides education for and ensures a level of competency among reproductive health care providers and social service agencies that serve transgender and intersex youth. With this grant, Youth TIES will provide trainings to middle and high school students in the greater San Francisco Bay Area around issues of accessibility and respect for their TGIQ peers. Link: Youth TIES
Youth TIES was funded in 2006. They are based in the .