DAPSN, or the DMV Abortion Practical Support Network, is extremely awesome! DAPSN provides hands-on support for those seeking abortion care in D.C., Virginia, and Maryland. In collaboration with other community groups and abortion funds, DAPSN’s network of dedicated volunteers provide patients with housing, rides, escorts to their appointments, emotional support, childcare, meal assistance, and other ancillary forms of aid.
The need for this type of service has only increased over the past year after Roe v. Wade was overturned and states have imposed restrictive abortion laws. DAPSN provides reassurance to patients that after all the work they have had to do to get to a state with less restrictions, they will be greeted by a friendly, supportive face who is there to listen, provide comfort, or just give them a ride when they need it most.
DAPSN has seen an increase in monetary support requests in the past few months but we do not always have the resources to fulfill these requests, as we do not fundraise or receive ongoing contributions.
Funded by Washington, DC (January 2024)