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Planned Parenthood Mar Monte

Organization Mission

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (PPMM) has been a trusted resource, providing accessible, compassionate essential health care in our two health centers in Santa Cruz and Watsonville. Our mission is to ensure that every individual has the knowledge, opportunity, and freedom to make every child a wanted child and every family a healthy family.

The Big Idea 2022:
Celebrating 50 years of providing quality health care
to Santa Cruz County

This year we celebrate 50 years of providing quality health care and advocacy in Santa Cruz County. What began as a referral and advocacy organization in Cynthia Mathews’ kitchen, now provides non-judgmental health care at our Westside and Watsonville centers, including reproductive care, primary care, behavioral health care, and COVID-19 testing, to more than 12,000 patients annually.

PPMM has always been a health home for many residents, especially those who are the most vulnerable.

Our Westside health center pioneered Gender Affirming Care 20 years ago and we have expanded that care to all 35 of our health centers, providing hormone therapy, gender-affirming reproductive health, and gender affirming primary care to patients.

Please help us continue to provide access to health care to all who need it.

I did not want to be pregnant. I thought I had nowhere to turn. I speak in my native language, and Planned Parenthood’s health center manager quickly found a language interpreter to help. This compassionate effort meant that I could have safe abortion care.


Maria, Watsonville