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Clinic Escort Program

The Clinic Escort Program is comprised of an elite class of volunteers with the mission of patient safety and support at select health centers where protesters are an issue. Started in 2016, we have evolved to over 100 escorts, at 3 health centers around the state of Arizona, escorting almost 16,000 patients annually. Escorts can be identified by their vests, smiles, and being invited guests in Planned Parenthood parking lots and clinics, as protesters are relegated to the public sidewalk.

What are the requirements?

Attend a 2 hour training (Central Phoenix or Tucson) to learn non-engagement tactics, how to approach patients, self and fellow care, and more. Attendance requirements are (at least) 3 shifts every 3 months and as part of those duties you must be able to withstand the elements outside of clinic - heat, cold, verbal harassment, while maintaining a positive, patient-focused demeanor.

Escort of the Month

"I escort because I believe that every person has the right to receive medical care and make their own reproductive choices free from harassment and shame. The ability to choose if, when, and how one becomes a parent is the path to true equality in our society, and escorting gives me a chance to put those beliefs into action. Seeing a smile or hearing a kind word from a patient when they see that we are there to help keep them safe is extremely rewarding and keeps me coming back to clinic!"

~Escort

Join Us

Tucson Training – 08.17.19

Phoenix Training – 08.18.19

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