Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
2015 annual report
dear friends 2015 brought unimaginable challenges to Planned Parenthood, including a barrage of heinous video attacks this summer and culminating with the tragedy in Colorado Springs.
We also rolled out an HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylactic (PrEP) pilot program at multiple health centers. PrEP is offered to patients who partner with HIV-positive individuals or who are otherwise considered at high-risk. This expansion of services aligns with our continuing Your support ensures that we are still here, despite mission to decrease the transmission of STIs and HIV. increased antagonism and violence. Our health center doors remained open, our educators continued to Our activists rallied volunteers and supporters to declare, provide medically accurate sex education and our public “We aren’t going anywhere!” affairs team defeated 14 anti-choice bills, ensuring women’s access to health care. We could not do this lifesaving, world-changing work without you. Your support keeps our health center doors Your passion for our work, your belief in us drives us to do open. You ensure youth receive medically accurate sex more…to reach more people…and to do so creatively! education. You respond with compassion and action, no matter what. Our Responsible Sex Education Institute stepped forward as a sexual health advocate for people with You make the difference. Thank you. disabilities. As this population faces high rates of sexual abuse, our programming delivers information about Sincerely, how to set boundaries and emphasizes the rights of every person to feel empowered to make choices about their body. With high demand from our communities, we are training additional staff to provide this valuable education across the region. PPRM President & CEO PPRM FY15 Board Chair
brianna I’m both a Registered Nurse and Assistant Manager at PPRM’s Fort Collins Health Center. I’ve always been very passionate about women’s rights and women’s issues, including health care, and in 2006 I found the perfect job at Planned Parenthood. I think it’s so critical right now to support Planned Parenthood because we are so often the sole provider for people in our community. And we offer more than high quality health care. We meet our patients where they’re at, and get them talking about things that maybe they weren’t comfortable talking about with anybody else.
So often, somebody has disclosed something to me for the first time in their life, that they were previously afraid to even talk about. By being there for them, we help empower people to be able to recognize that it’s okay to have questions, it’s okay to not know all of the answers. But then they come to one of our health centers and learn the information they need. That’s why Planned Parenthood really is a cornerstone to any community it serves. I think that what I like best about my job as a nurse here is that I can deeply connect with our patients while giving them the information and tools they need to be healthy.”
We meet our patients where theyâ€™re at, and get them talking about things that maybe they werenâ€™t comfortable talking about with anybody else.
blasa [translated from Spanish] I have been a promotora at Planned Parenthood for 5 years. I have always enjoyed helping other people in whatever capacity I can, and when I learned about the Promotores de Salud program I knew I wanted to be a part of it. Now, I organize education sessions in my home to provide reproductive health information to women in my community. Many women in my neighborhood are nervous or ashamed to ask questions about their bodies, but they trust me and so they are more comfortable learning from me. Because of the training I have had, I can talk to them about family planning and birth control and also encourage them to get regular health care.
I’ve known so many women who have been able to receive care at Planned Parenthood after I told them about the services offered. My daughters also volunteer at Planned Parenthood. They’ve created youth groups and invited the ¡Cuidate! educator to speak about pregnancy and STI prevention. The educator encourages the youth to talk to their parents and many of the mothers then attend one of my education sessions, continuing the cycle. Together, my daughters and I provide sexual health information to so many mothers and their children. I’m so proud and excited to be a promotora for Planned Parenthood and help my community be healthy.”
Many women in my neighborhood are nervous or ashamed to ask questions about their bodies, but they trust me and so they are more comfortable learning from me.
rachel I’m a 23-year-old Planned Parenthood volunteer and activist. I have a lot of strong women in my family who have passed on their passion for women’s rights to me. I’ve also personally struggled to have conversations
Volunteering with Planned Parenthood, I’ve realized that there are men and women of all different ages, all different backgrounds, all different walks of life that have the same beliefs I do. By volunteering at events, we’ve
about my reproductive health with some providers, which no woman should have to do. People need Planned Parenthood right now. We still have to fight for reproductive freedom. We still have to fight for this idea that women’s health is as important as any other area of health and that Well Woman exams, cancer screenings and STI testing are priorities.
helped so many people find out about services that they need and we’re letting them know we’re here to stay. It’s important to get out there and be a voice and let other people know that they can make a difference. We all need to get active and stand up for the fact that women’s health care, and really all health care, should be treated as a priority, not a luxury.”
We all need to get active and stand up for the fact that womenâ€™s health care, and really all health care, should be treated as a priority, not a luxury.
elena I’m a 25 year old political organizer and social worker. I’ve been a Planned Parenthood patient and volunteer since high school, starting on birth control with the support of my mother. When I was 19 years old I got pregnant and Planned Parenthood provided me the non-judgmental information I needed to make the decision that was best for me. I don’t think anyone looks forward to having an abortion, but everyone does need agency over their own body and the ability to make choices that affect the rest of their
life. I cannot imagine my life if I hadn’t had that option. Planned Parenthood has been incredibly supportive of my choices – from the type of birth control that works with my lifestyle, to helping me discover myself as an adult with a queer identity, to making sure I had all the information I needed before deciding to have an abortion. As a political organizer, I am invested in ensuring that people who need an abortion have access to it. I’m also working to help end the shame or stigma for those who choose abortion.”
I donâ€™t think anyone looks forward to having an abortion, but everyone does need agency over their own body and the ability to make choices that affect the rest of their life.
jill & tom My name is Jill Nelson and I initially became involved with Planned Parenthood when I received care at a clinic in San Francisco. My husband, Tom Bidell, and I hosted our first Choice Affairs fundraising party for PPRM ten years ago to support sex education and have hosted and attended many more since then. We are deeply invested in social justice, economic equality, and women’s rights. Tom and I see Planned Parenthood playing a central role in helping to achieve
women’s reproductive rights – which underscore all other rights that women fight to achieve. Planned Parenthood continues to lead the nation to protect women’s rights and women’s access to basic health care. We are proud to be a part of this movement to declare, “No, we’ve been down that path before and we’re not going back ever again.” So many of us thought that when Roe v. Wade made abortion legal, that the battle had been won and women could
these goals and it has been a privilege to not only financially support their work, but also to give our time and open our home to further the mission. Every year, we see an increasing number of attacks against
access this procedure safely. But with the continued battle to strip away this right, we know Planned Parenthood will lead the fight for the next 100 years if necessary, as it has for the last 100 years.”
It has been a privilege to not only financially support their work, but also to give our time and open our home to further the mission.
healthcare Cycles of Oral Birth Control
Pregnancy Tests Cycles of NuvaRing
IUDâ€™s & Nexplanon Placed
Life-saving Breast & Cervical Cancer Screenings
Total youth served, including:
HIV program participants Promotores participants
9,335 2,893 2,879
ICYC texters Curriculum based program participants
advocacy anti-choice health bills defeated in 2015
phone calls made*
sources of operating funds
48.1% Medical Services
(including private insurance) $17,813,683
Support 22.1% Donor $8,188,796
73.63% Medical Services $27,658,014
10.25% Admin Support/ Management $3,848,905
6.19% Education $2,325,777
3.5% Miscellaneous Income
2.0% Education Income
2.36% Public Affairs
1.0% Prenatal Program
2.42% Other Programs
0.8% Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Grants $289,196
0.2% Research Awards $87,176
> 0.2% Title X (New Mexico) $2,120
contributions by source
Where the need is greatest
Where the need is greatest
contributions by designation
las vegas east - flamingo las vegas west - charleston
alamosa arvada aurora boulder colorado springs cortez denver central denver southeast denver southwest denver stapleton durango
fort collins glenwood springs granby greeley littleton longmont parker pueblo salida steamboat springs
albuquerque - nob hill albuquerque - n.e. heights albuquerque - san mateo n.e. farmington rio rancho santa fe
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Board of Trustees
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Action Fund Board
Leigh Aurbach Jack Blumenthal Candice Carson Denise Delgado Diane Denish Bill Drummond Mike Feeley Felice Gonzales Ann Hatfield Merritt Patricia Jarzobski Melissa Johnsen Adrienne Mansanares
Linda Petrie Bunch Denise Delgado Diane Denish Joan Fitz-Gerald Cathy Gale Beth Ganz Melissa Johnsen Alice Madden Adrienne Mansanares Monica Martinez Tina Mueh Brian Nichols Andrew Ross
(Fiscal Year 2015)
Monica Martinez Tina Mueh Brian Nichols Tracy Pharis Rich Rainaldi Cindy Reiman Ann Smith Ivy Stern Clare Symmons Dawn Wood Gary Yourtz
(Fiscal Year 2015)
*PPRM supported Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado and womenâ€™s health advocacy partner organizations to defeat Amendment 67 which would have banned all abortion in Colorado. These numbers include PPRMâ€™s support of PPVC.
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