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Free Birth Control Chicago IUD
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Juno4Me is a non-profit that provides free IUDs and Implants to people in Chicago.

Juno4Me knows the barriers for people wanting hassle free, long term birth control and we want to help change the story. Our founder, Kai, has been in the biz of babies for a long time. From bringing them into the world to helping women who say they aren't ready for a baby, Kai gets it.

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WHY CHICAGO?

The Second City comes first in access.

Juno4Me is proud to call Chicago home. Juno4Me brings you Birth Control that Works in Chicago, The City that Works. Illinois supports your right to contraception and has a large network of trusted, high quality providers that specialize in birth control. We also love deep dish.

MEET THE TEAM

Angela Townsend

Youth Program Manager

Angela Townsend is a multi-faceted, passionate, & driven young professional who thrives in spaces where she is able to inspire people, be creative, & celebrate various cultures. She is passionate about inspiring young people to be resourceful & socially and culturally aware. She graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice in 2017, and worked at the Latin American Youth Center in Washington, DC as a Case Manager & Program Coordinator for the Young Parents Program. There, she facilitated workshops and created programming discussing parenting skills, healthy relationships, contraceptives, and self-care. In her spare time, Angela teaches Latin dance classes in Pilsen, spends time with her family, and dreams about her next travel location!

Kai Tao

FOUNDER

Kai Tao is a women’s health provider with extensive experience in programming, policy, public health, and clinical operations. For the last 15+ years she has been in practice as a certified nurse midwife while also working administrative jobs to improve the lives of families in Illinois. From payment reform in Medicaid to running ambulatory care centers across Illinois, Kai receives a lot of satisfaction knowing she can make macro level changes to impact the population she is most passionate about: moms, infants, children and adolescent. Her favorite non work activity is planking sprinkled with a little yoga, ethnic dining, and overseas travels.

Julia Chael

Youth Advisor

Julie comes from Indiana but since childhood has spent a lot of time in Chicago. She is a rising junior at the University of Chicago and is studying chemistry, biochemistry, and human rights. She is looking forward to becoming a physician. She is a strong believer in women's rights and the power of 20-minute naps. When not studying, Julia loves to listen to and play music or get lost in a good book.

Kenneth Fox

ADVISOR

Dr. Fox is a long time practicing pediatrician now serving as the Chief Health Officer and Director of the Office of Student Health and Wellness at Chicago Public Schools. In this role, he is the principal spokesperson on student health issues for the entire system and oversees a portfolio that includes Health Promotion, Direct Medical Services, Health Information Management, and the Children & Family Benefits Unit which support students and  their families in accessing health insurance and other State benefits.

Bethany Golden

Advisor

Bethany Golden is a Registered Nurse and a Certified Nurse Midwife with deep clinical experience and knowledge of comprehensive reproductive health, contraception and domestic violence prevention.  As a consultant, clinician, lecturer and as part of research teams,  she has worked in clinics, hospitals, and villages in New York City,  SF Bay Area, Chicago, Fiji and Nicaragua. She consults in non-profit reproductive healthcare and tech companies around operations, strategy and partnership formation.  In 2002, she co- founded and continues to operateICAS/Juntos Adelante, a not-for-profit that focuses on health and human rights in Nicaragua.  She was awarded the Martin Luther King award and 90 nurses in 90 years by the Yale School of Nursing. Most importantly,  she officiated 7 weddings, loves the great outdoors with family and friends and enjoys dancing.

Keith Newstadt

ADVISOR

Keith is a technology innovator and leader in the Internet Security industry. He has built products that protect companies, individuals, and children from the multitude of threats of the online world. He strongly believes that technology should be used to improve people's lives and to better our society, and so was immediately drawn to the work Juno4Me is doing. Keith has most recently been working at Amazon and Symantec with Big Data and Machine Learning Systems insuring  customer data is secure and private.

Roxane Padilla

Graduate Intern

Roxane Padilla is a youth facilitator, advocate, and researcher in Chicago who became a mom at 19 before earning her Bachelor’s degree at Loyola University Chicago. She has experience and passion for working with youth in the areas of teen pregnancy prevention, nutrition, and fitness. Ms. Padilla has also established health promotion and disease prevention programs tailored to  youth in urban communities. She is currently a second year graduate student pursing a Master’s of Public Health with a concentration on Health Promotion. Roxane is the social media guru for Juno4Me.

Sameen Qadir

Quality Improvement Advisor

Sameen is a public health professional who is passionate about reproductive health, especially family planning and improving access to contraceptives. She has several years of experience in both the nonprofit and academic sectors. She has previously worked at the Guttmacher Institute in New York City, the Contraceptive Choice Center at Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Chicago. Sameen graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and received her Master of Public Health from Columbia University. She grew up in a small town in upstate New York, but thoroughly enjoys all aspects of city life!

Katie Thiede

ADVISOR

Katie is a tireless champion for women’s health and has dedicated her entire career to serving organizations that exist so that people, especially women, can live their best lives. Prior to joining Bright Pink, Katie served as the Vice President of Development at Planned Parenthood of Illinois. As Bright Pink's CEO, she leads the organization's strategic growth and programmatic initiatives that empower women to become strong advocates for their breast and ovarian health.

Kuliva Wilburn

ADVISOR

Kuliva is CEO of Wilburn Strategic Solutions, a consulting firm providing support for both profit and non-profit sectors at the leading edge of social impact. Before launching her own firm, Kuliva worked as a healthcare consultant with Health Management Associates, a Senior Program Officer at The Chicago Community Trust, and  was Manager of Planning and Development at ACCESS Community Health Network.

Maya Fagen

Intern

Maya grew up in Evanston and moved to New Orleans in 2016 to start college. She is a rising senior studying Public Health and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Tulane University. Feminism and women's rights are of the utmost importance to her. Her career goals include helping women and children receive adequate health and reproductive care. In her spare time, she loves playing with her dog, listening to music, and trying new restaurants.

SUPPORTERS
  • Pritzker
  • I support the girls
  • ilpqc
  • Grant Healthcare Foundation

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oh, and don’t forget to always wear a condom, as this is the best way to protect against STIs.