UNDER ABBE’S LEADERSHIP THE SABAN FREE CLINIC
As CO-CEO of The Saban Free Clinic (now The Saban Community Clinic) Abbe played a massive role in taking the annual budget from $6 million to a $16 million. This included opening two new clinics and building a $22 million endowment. In addition, she managed a staff of 140 employees and over 300 volunteers. The Saban Free Clinic provided over 21,000 people annually with dental, medical and mental health services.
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UNDER ABBE’S LEADERSHIP THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD
During Abbe’s tenure as Mayor and Council Member the City of West Hollywood adopted some of the nations’ most progressive public policies in the areas of social justice, environment, public safety, economic development and housing. She sponsored ground breaking legislation to ban the sale of Saturday Night Specials; declared West Hollywood the 1st Pro Choice city in the nation; developed a Women’s Leadership Conference; included affordable housing in market rate developments; mandated green building design; implemented a Housing First approach to reducing homelessness; mandated gender neutral restrooms; adopted a Lesbian Bill of Health Rights; funded arts in local grammar schools to name a few.