In 1982, five Orange County women who believed that every child born should be loved and wanted, founded a local chapter of Planned Parenthood. This year, we celebrate 25 years of reaching out, growing strong, and meeting the needs of the community.
We've grown from a small storefront operation that could only dispense education and contraceptives to a powerful organization that helped 18,889 people last year alone.
In addition to our health centers, we have reached countless people through our peer education and through our advocacy for good public policy. During the last legislative session we supported a bill that would provide emergency contraception to victims of sexual assault; one that would repair NC's Sex Ed curriculum, one that would expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program and another that provided information about the HPV vaccine to parents.
Please join us for our anniversary celebration Monday, October 22nd when our national president, Cecile Richards, will join us as we reflect on our past and celebrate our future.
We believe we have touched almost every member of the communities we serve. We are collecting the stories of those we have reached as part of our 25 stories program. How has Planned Parenthood helped you or the people you love?