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Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to open clinics that provide abortion care in underserved communities so that all people can make their own decisions about their health care. 

Our vision is that all people will have access to health care, including abortions, regardless of where they live or their ability to pay. 

Statement on Diversity

Trust Women is committed to building a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

We are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, class, religion, physical ability, gender or sexual orientation.

We stand in solidarity with the reproductive justice movement and seek to amplify the voices and participation of women, people of color, Indigenous people, LGBTQIA+, people who have had abortions, people who were formerly imprisoned and people living in the intersections of these experiences.

Our History

In the wake of Dr. George Tiller’s assassination on May 31, 2009, Trust Women was founded in order to honor his legacy and to continue fighting for reproductive rights. At the time of his murder, Dr. Tiller was one of the few physicians in the United States who provided later abortion care for women from across the United States, as well as from around the world.

Trust Women re-established abortion care in Dr. Tiller’s former clinic in 2013, after a nationwide capital campaign. At the time, the clinic was the only abortion provider within a 200-mile radius. On September 10, 2016, Trust Women opened a second clinic in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Until Trust Women’s clinic opened, Oklahoma City was also the largest metropolitan area in the United States without abortion care.

For over a decade, Trust Women has navigated hostile environments and oppressive policies in order to open and maintain clinics that provide comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortions. Our commitment to protecting and expanding access to essential reproductive health care is an expression of care for our communities and defiance against those seeking to undermine equality.

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The text, Breaking Barriers & enhancing lives on a background with a raised fist, healthcare provider wearing a stethoscope and pride pin and flowers

Our Leadership

Co-Executive Directors Schaunta James-Boyd (she/her) and Rebecca Tong (she/her) have decades of experience in health care and reproductive rights between them. Ms. Tong began working with Trust Women a few weeks before our first clinic opened in Wichita, Kansas. Ms. James-Boyd joined us after a successful career as executive director of a large community health clinic dedicated to serving under-resourced communities in Wichita.  

Ms. James-Boyd brings extensive executive-level experience to Trust Women as the former CEO of the E.C. Tyree Health and Dental Clinic, where she served for 19 years. The clinic provided medical, dental and mental health services to people living in under-resourced areas of Wichita, Kansas. In her previous role as Development Director at Trust Women, Ms. James-Boyd helped lead growth in sustaining donors and online giving campaigns. She holds a bachelor's degree from Wichita State University in Health Services Administration. Her lifelong practice of effective leadership and collaborative engagement helps Trust Women to positively impact the expanding communities we serve.  

Ms. Tong joined Trust Women in 2013, after three years of organizing and directing grassroots political campaigns. Her experience in fundraising and legislative advocacy helped Trust Women to build a robust development department, with an emphasis on major giving and donor retention. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in Political Science. After a brief hiatus in 2020 as Development Officer for The Land Institute, she returned to Trust Women to pursue her passion for reproductive justice and health issues.   

With a wealth of knowledge, history and experiences shared between them, Ms. Tong and Ms. James-Boyd bring critical insights to any discussion of the current state of abortion rights and access. Since joining the executive team at Trust Women just over three years ago, they have implemented organization-wide innovations to meet the incredible challenges to abortion access, and attacks on bodily autonomy in the Midwest.  

Through a focus on employee retention, increasing clinic capacity to better handle the exponential increase in patient volume, and coalition building in Kansas and Oklahoma to advance the mission of expanding access to abortions in states hostile to reproductive health care, they have ensured the stability of Trust Women’s services for years to come.   

Career Center

Are you interested in job opportunities at the Trust Women Foundation, a leading pro-choice and reproductive justice organization based in Wichita, Kansas, or our Trust Women clinics in Wichita, Kansas, or Oklahoma City?

Inquire about upcoming job opportunities and internships, or just reach out to say hello: send your resume and cover letter to info@itrustwomen.org.

Trust Women Foundation General Counsel

Trust Women's General Counsel will ensure Trust Women operates within the law, offer counsel on legal issues, including employment law, be an effective guardian of the organization and facilitate business strategies ensuring legal compliance with healthcare regulations and limiting risk exposure. Read more about the position here>>

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