Planned Parenthood Honored with Community Pillar Award

State Assembly Member Jose Solorio Honors Planned Parenthood As Exceptional Nonprofit Serving the 69th District


Stephanie Kight

Published: 08.12.11| Updated: 08.12.11

ORANGE, CA – Today, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties was honored by State Assemblyman Jose Solorio with the Community Pillar Award. The accolade is given to organizations that play a vital role in the well-being of the 69th District, which includes portions of Anaheim and Garden Grove and all of Santa Ana. Past award recipients include Acacia Adult Day Services, Anaheim Family YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana, KidWorks, Latino Health Access, THINK Together, and Working Wardrobes.

“Planned Parenthood offers much-needed support and resources for local families and residents in Orange and San Bernardino counties,” Solorio said. “This past fiscal year 12,680 patients from the 69th Assembly District have received affordable, high-quality reproductive health care, such as life-saving cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, and family planning services including birth control, prenatal and fertility services.”

In addition to eight health centers in Orange and San Bernardino counties, Planned Parenthood provides nutritional support and services for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have young children, through the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program, and accurate sexual health education through community services, such as hotlines, parent and professional workshops, teen-to-teen education programs and in-classroom education.

About Planned Parenthood Orange and San Bernardino Counties
Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties provides essential reproductive health care, nutrition services, and education programs to more than 127,000 local women and men, regardless of their personal circumstances or ability to pay. The organization has been building healthy communities since 1965 with the most sophisticated instrument in medicine: accurate information that can help people make the best decisions about their health.

The organization is guided by the belief that health care is a basic human right and that prevention is the best medicine, which is why 93% of Planned Parenthood services are preventive, including life-saving cancer screenings, well-woman exams, education programs, STD prevention and treatment, family planning, WIC nutritional services, prenatal care, and more.


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