Desert Star Institute for Family Planning, Inc (The Institute) is a Black Woman founded and led organization operating in Phoenix, Arizona. We are intentional with our partnerships and programming aiming to partner with organizations led by people of color and whose work centers the lived experiences of people of color.
Train the next generation of abortion providers within a framework that focuses on the whole person and provides a unique understanding of the barriers historically marginalized people may encounter in medical communities where they’ve felt excluded.
Deliver educational content and programs that help people from historically marginalized communities access reproductive health care and exercise autonomy over their bodies and lives.
Engage, build relationships, and mobilize local policy makers, advocates, and community members directly impacted by harmful policies toward an Arizona that provides the conditions for people to freely decide when and how to form families and raise children.
Learn more about how we started and our continued growth as an organization.
Meet the diverse team of individuals that lend their talents to make our work possible.
Through a multitude of outreach tools, including Hands-on training of future abortion providers, Reproductive Health Lectures, Workshops, Community Events, Patient Assistance for Doula Services, and Provision of long-acting birth control for uninsured people; we aim to improve access to information, reproductive health services, and empower people in their decisions regarding reproductive health and wellness in our own community and across the country. See how we help and learn more about the mission and vision driving our work.