A GoFundMe campaign is aimed at helping Building for Women make needed repairs

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For 30 years now, the Building for Women in Duluth has been a safe space for a variety of groups, including the region’s only abortion clinic.

They are a unique partnership between the WE Health Clinic, PAVSA, and the YWCA Duluth.

“We’re here for a reason. We’re here on purpose to be in a safe space. So that we can provide these services and that support reproductive health services provided at the clinic. That’s the reason why we had created a building for women in the first place and the reason why we’re so committed to being here,” Beth Olson shared. She’s the executive director of the YWCA.

All are very mission focused. But now they need to focus on fixing their building.

“We want people to feel safe and secure and that their care is in good hands,” shared Paulina Briggs, the new executive director of the WE Health Clinic.

Plus, the space is also local groups to come and gather. “We have community rooms available in the basement for people to use. The plaza is used for protests and demonstrations when the weather is nice out. It’s a place for the community,” Briggs added.

A GoFundMe campaign aims to raise $100,000 to make critical repairs to things like the elevator. Other problems include water leaks and aging equipment.

As of Monday, the campaign is nearing $20,000.