Planned Parenthood Celebrates 80 Years in Mercer County


Jennifer Miller
VP of Community Services

Published: 02.11.13| Updated: 02.11.13

Princeton, NJ – Planned Parenthood Association of the Mercer Area (Planned Parenthood) celebrated its 80th anniversary on Sunday, January 27th in Princeton.  Board members, staff, volunteers, donors, and supporters gathered at the Nassau Club to commemorate the anniversary and pledge their commitment to providing a wide variety of comprehensive, confidential, high-quality reproductive health care services.

“Over these 80 years, we have grown– in terms of staff, donors, and, most importantly, the number of people we have served,” said Debby D’Arcangelo, President and CEO.  “But with this growth, one thing has never changed: our commitment to providing high-quality reproductive health care to the women, men and teens of Mercer County.”

Planned Parenthood opened in 1933 as the Maternal Health Center on South Clinton Avenue in Trenton.  Since then, Planned Parenthood has become a vital part of the Mercer Area community with health centers in Trenton, Hamilton Square, and The College of New Jersey.  Last year, we provided health care and community education services to more than 12,000 individuals.  Services include life-saving cancer screenings, birth control, prevention and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections, breast health services, Pap tests, sexual health education, vasectomy services, and information and health counseling.

“Planned Parenthood is proud to have been part of the community since 1933,” said D’Arcangelo.  “We look forward to serving the health needs of Mercer County for another 80 years and beyond.”

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