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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 everyone should be able to access healthcare without harassment. I escort because I want to be part of the positive change in my community. All people have a right to choose if and when they want to be parents. All people should be able to access reproductive healthcare services without shame or stigma. I escort now in the hopes that one day we will no longer be needed.”

~ Escort

Apply to be a volunteer escort!