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Planned Parenthood Mar Monte

Planned Parenthood

Organization Mission

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte provides excellent, affordable reproductive health education and services. Since 1964 it has remained committed to compassionate, nonjudgmental family planning and health care, and to presenting the knowledge and opportunity to make every child a wanted child, and every family a healthy family.

A diverse group of 30,000 patients are seen annually in Santa Cruz County; education includes parent-child communication workshops and a Farm Worker Family Health Program; and many come from out of the area for trans care.

From reducing unintended pregnancies to promoting responsible behavior and communication related to sexuality and health, PPMM is an essential resource for women, families, teens and communities who may not otherwise have access to such health care.

The Big Idea:
Stronger Than Ever

“Stronger Than Ever” is the theme uniting thousands of PPMM’s patients and supporters in response to an increase in attacks by anti-reproductive rights legislators and zealots around the country, whose goal is to shut down PP’s services for those who cannot find excellent, affordable reproductive health care elsewhere.

In 2017, Stronger Than Ever aims to see more patients, increase education programming for teens and young adults, and provide enhanced health care services—including behavioral health counseling, family medicine health care, and transgender services at its Coast health centers.

PPMM will also rally thousands of new supporters to advocate on its behalf, while demonstrating how attempts to block access to contraception, cancer screenings and education only proves how very necessary PPMM is. Outreach will fortify PPMM’s ties with communities committed to ensuring the organization remains, stronger than ever.

…I have had nothing but positive experiences at Planned Parenthood. It was always a safe place I could go to get the health care I needed without judgement, ridicule or bias toward me.

— Leila, Watsonville