Who we are


Who We Are


Reclaim grew from 40 years of dedicated abortion rights community building, advocacy work, and service provision in the state of Michigan. Renee Chelian has worked since 1971 to ensure access to abortion care. In 1976, she founded Northland Family Planning Centers, with a vision to create a health center that honors the strength and agency of pregnant people to know if, when and   to decide to start a family. She learned quickly that creating this kind of clinic would require decades of her strength and expertise to advocate in the state capital and the nation’s capital on behalf of patients. Reclaim, a non-profit organization, was launched to continue that work.


Our Mission

The mission of Reclaim is to fuel individuals and communities to Reclaim their dignity around, confidence in, and support of abortion and reproductive rights. Reclaim engages in advocacy and public education to provide accurate and thoughtful information on reproductive health in culture and society.


Our Vision

We envision a world in which we all have bodily autonomy and are free to express our reproductive health care views without consequence.

Our Core Values

  • We work courageously to challenge the stigma of abortion and protect reproductive rights.
  • We operate with integrity and are truthful in our communications.
  • We believe all people should feel empowered to trust and speak their inner voice, to feel their own power and their own value.
  • We are fueled by our passion for reproductive rights.

Our Team

Reclaim is proud of our hard-working Board of Directors. Between the 5 members, there is a combined 110+ years of working in abortion advocacy and care! We are always looking for new members to add to our voices and strengths. If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors, see our Take Action page.

Join Us

Interested in becoming a part of the change? Learn about joining our Board, volunteering, and more!

Why is Our Work So Urgent?

Though the landscape across the US is bleek, Michigan has recently enacted several laws to help support people accessing reproductive healthcare.

We strive to advocate for ways to further improve reproductive rights here in Michigan. Proposal 3 was passed in November of 2022, enshrining the right to reproductive care and abortion into our state constitution.

It has never been so clear. Abortion is healthcare. Abortion is essential. Abortion is popular. Abortion is on the ballot, and Abortion wins elections.


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