Executive Director of Women Have Options

I believe that we must work towards a society where all people have the means and opportunity to plan their futures and families with dignity, respect and community support. I believe abortion is a human right and in times like these we must do all we can to make sure people don't fall through the cracks.

  • The Women Have Options Clothing Swap - Columbus

    Our closets are overflowing with awesome clothes that no longer bring us joy, accessories bought on a whim, shoes that have only been worn once (or sometimes twice), so much feminist swag, and all this has much more life left. 

    Let’s put those items to use, be green, save some green, and give some green!

    How it works:
    Entry is $10. 

    Tickets available online or at the event.

    Facebook event link to invite your friends: HERE

    Empty your closets of unwanted items that are gently, barely or never used (clothes, dressy scarves, outerwear, shoes, costume jewelry, sunglasses and purses) and bring them to St John's Church on March 6 between 4:30-8pm to get your “golden ticket” that allows you to take unlimited items at the swap the next day. 

    A massive amount of clothing will be available during the exchange and volunteers will arrange it into our fabulous swap boutique. The swap is from 11am-6pm on Saturday: come at any time and stay as long as you wish. It should be a fun party the whole time!

    If you bring clothes on the days of the exchange, you may take as many items as you brought, in addition to the complimentary 10 items with your ticket. Additional items $1. 

    Dressing rooms will be available to try things on.

    At the end of the swap leftover items will be donated to various community groups including those serving teens in need and LGBTQ youth, also rural career closets, prom programs, refugee and immigrant groups, domestic violence shelters and the Volunteers of America Thrift Store. If your group would like to partner with us and leftover donated items please email info@womenhaveoptions.org 

    The full, fluid and beautiful range of gender presentations are welcome at this swap! We work hard to make sure that everyone is comfortable attending and participating as who they are. All adult clothing is welcome and available!

    Drop-off: FRIDAY March 6, 2020, 4:30-8p
    The Swap: SATURDAY March 7, 2020, 11a-6p

    Some common courtesy notes: Items should be clean and in good condition, without holes, rips, or stains. If you don’t think others would want it please don’t bring it. Fun/ bizarre items encouraged! You may bring adult clothing, shoes, accessories (purses, scarves, etc.) Bring feminist swag and flair to find a new home. Please, no children’s clothing. If you have any long items, like dresses & coats, please bring them on hangers.

    ATTN Parents! You deserve to swap too and so we will be offering childcare this year! Please let us know how many little ones you're bringing by emailing info@womenhaveoptions.org with the SUBJECT: Swap Childcare. We will be sending an email back to confirm ages and other important info.

    FREE parking at the neighboring Franklin County Parking Garage. There is construction on Mound Street, but the garage is open. Just go through the open gate/ or, if you get a ticket, bring it in so we can stamp it. You will enter the swap on the East side of the church, through the double glass doors (or accessible elevator entrance.)

    March 06, 2020 at 4:30pm - March 07, 2020 at 6:30pm
    St John's Church - 59 E Mound St, Columbus, OH
    59 E Mound St
    Columbus, OH 43215
    United States
    Google map and directions
    $10.00 USD · rsvp

  • PartnerResources

    Thank you for partnering with Women Have Options!

    This resource page should help you with basic marketing needs, including language and logos. Please don't hesitate to let us know if you need more information or something that isn't provided here. You can contact us at info@womenhaveoptions.org with any of these needs or questions. 

    WHO/O Logos & Brand

    Illustrator File / PDF

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  • Taco or Beer Challenge

    $1,085.00 raised
    GOAL: $5,000.00

    August through the end of September, join our online taco or beer challenge to raise funds for abortion access and immigrant / border justice!

    For ToBC 2019 we will be doing things a little bit differently. The challenge will be the same. The difference will be where your donation dollars are going. While eating delicious tacos, a food that comes from Mexico, we will be fundraising for and uplifting local and national organizations that are doing immigrant justice / border justice work at this, one of the most difficult times for immigrants in our country’s history.

    We will be fundraising for one of our favorite abortion funds, La Frontera Fund! They are a practical support fund located in the Rio Grande Valley and their day to day work is very much at the intersection of reproductive justice and immigrant justice.

    We will also be fundraising for Solidarity with Edith Espinal and Miriam in Sanctuary. Edith Espinal has been a part of the Columbus, Ohio community for over 20 years, Miriam Vargas for 14, and both are currently forced to live in sanctuary because of cruel and unjust deportation policies. Family, friends, and community are fighting to keep Edith and Miriam not only home in Columbus, but also for them to be free to be at home with their families where they belong and deserve to be!

    We're also sending some funds to the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund who are supporting folks and families impacted by the ICE raids and related firings of immigrants in Mississippi. There are so many pregnant folks who recently gave birth impacted by the raids and they are helping these families stay afloat. You can also directly donate to them HERE or buy baby supplies from their GENERAL WISHLIST OR PERIOD/DIAPER SUPPLY WISHLIST.

    And big news, WE'RE DOING A MATCH! WHO/O will be matching all donations up to $5000!!

    Thanks for being awesome and directly helping to support both reproductive and immigrant justice locally and beyond!

    It’s easy!

    1. Eat a taco or drink a beer
    2. Donate here!
    3. Take a picture or video of you eating tacos or drinking beer
    4. Post on social media and challenge 3 friends to donate (and eat tacos or drink beer) and tag photos with #tobc19

    For the overachievers: Hold a TACO OR BEER PARTY!

    The History of the Taco or Beer Challenge:

    2016: The National Taco or Beer Challenge

    2014: I Want You to Eat a Taco, Drink a Beer, and Fund Abortion

    2015: It’s Time Again to Eat a Taco, Drink a Beer, and Fund Abortion (show less)

    Everywhere tacos and/or beers are consumed!

  • WHO/O’s statement of support for clinics facing closure in Ohio

    Abortion clinics in Ohio are faced with threat of closure due to state policies that require clinics to have a patient-transfer agreement with a private hospital. Our legislators are placing politics above women’s health, and, as result, both Toledo and Cincinnati may lose their only remaining clinics, making Cincinnati the largest metropolitan area in the U.S. without an abortion provider.

    Abortion clinics in Ohio are faced with threat of closure due to state policies that require clinics to have a patient-transfer agreement with a private hospital. Our legislators are placing politics above women’s health, and, as result, both Toledo and Cincinnati may lose their only remaining clinics, making Cincinnati the largest metropolitan area in the U.S. without an abortion provider.

    As we enter the final quarter of 2015, Women Have Options is continuing our financial support to patients of Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio, Women’s Med Center of Cincinnati & Dayton, and Capital Care Network of Toledo. WHO/O is Ohio’s only statewide abortion fund, and we will continue supporting clinics as they fight these burdensome, unnecessary state regulations that have nothing to do with protecting patient safety and everything to do with outlawing abortion. Legislators made these laws, not doctors.

    The following is WHO/O’s statement of support sent to clinics fighting to remain open:

    Please know we support you during this difficult time as you fight against burdensome, unnecessary state regulations. We are sending the fourth quarter grant with hope that you will continue serving clients indefinitely. If for some reason you are unable to operate for the entire fourth quarter, we ask that you please let us know; return unused Women Have Options funds, if they exist; and still send an end-of-quarter report, though we will understand if it arrives later than the regular deadline. You have our unwavering support as you provide much-needed services to the community.
    Our mission is to provide financial assistance to women so they can afford their reproductive choice. Thank you to each and every supporter of Women Have Options and to the clinics and staff who make choice a reality.


  • Events

    Like every non-profit fund, Women Have Options hosts fundraising events every year.

    Each spring, we participate in the National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon, sponsored by the National Network of Abortion Funds, where abortion funds across the country go bowling for choice. Local activists, pro-choice groups, and businesses form teams to raise money for abortion access—and then we celebrate with a bowling party!

    We also hold other events throughout the year—sometimes a wine tasting, sometimes a jewelry party, sometimes house parties, sometimes an annual meeting with our allies and supporters. Look below, join our mailing list or our Facebook page to find out what we’re planning, and how you can get involved.

    If you would like to host an event to raise money for WHO/O email us!


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We are Ohio's statewide abortion fund and help low-income patients afford their reproductive choices.
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