Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region partners and collaborates with many Memphis-area community service agencies, providing gynecological care, expertise on sexual health and education, HIV testing, and much more. Below are a few of PPGMR's partnering agencies.
Caritas Village - PPGMR provides free condoms and free HIV testing once a week at the Caritas Village Community Center.
Connect to Protect Memphis, an initiative led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - PPGMR with other Memphis-area community service agencies, collaborates to reduce HIV/AIDS rates among adolescents and young adults in Memphis.
Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center - PPGMR provides birth control counseling and sexual health education to all Job Corps students. Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that provides career training to young people ages 16 through 24.
Free Condoms Memphis - PPGMR helps to maintain a network of more than 30 sites at churches, stores, barbershops, social service agencies, college campuses, community centers and other locations where members of the general public may pick up free condoms, with no questions asked.
LeMoyne-Owen College - PPGMR collaborates with professors and students to provide free condoms--through Free Condoms Memphis--and collaborates to provide educational events on campus.
Tennessee Community Service Agency, a Families First/Welfare to Work program - PPGMR provides clients with twice monthly education sessions about sexual health and birth control.
Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center - PPGMR facilitates a "Queer as Youth" group which meets weekly at MGLCC, providing sexual health information and support to gay teens.
Memphis City Schools - PPGMR serves on the School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), providing education resources and expertise to MCS's School Health Program. PPGMR also chairs the "Healthy Relationships Day" committee for MCS's annual "Healthy Choices Week" program.
Memphis Teen Vision (MemTV) - PPGMR is proud to be one of more than 30 community organizations working to address the issue of unplanned teenage pregnancy through this collaborative group whose goal is to reduce/eliminate teen pregnancy and support teen parents by promoting adolescent sexual health. Visit their website: http://www.memtv.org/
Ryan White Planning Council Prevention Group - PPGMR serves on a committee of this coalition which includes HIV-positive consumers, HIV/AIDS service providers and community volunteers helping to improve the quality of life for people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS in the Mid-South.
Stonewall Tigers - PPGMR provides free condoms and collaborates on educationl events with the Stonewall Tigers, the gay-straight student alliance on the University of Memphis campus.
Tennessee Department of Health - PPGMR employs a certified Master Trainer for the HIV Prevention Counseling and Testing Course who provides essential training and support for new HIV testers at agencies all over the Mid-South.
University of Memphis Student Health Services - PPGMR provides free HIV testing and prevention counseling each Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Center (UC).
YWCA Immigrant Women's Services - PPGMR provides sexual health education to Latino mothers and teens and hosts a weekly group support meeting for Latino women.