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Our History

Founded in 1971 by Harriette Glasner and Dr. Carl Brumback, our affiliate was established due to concerns about rising rates of teenage pregnancy, increasing incidence of sexually transmitted diseases, and lack of birth control information and services.

Our goals were, and remain, to provide reproductive healthcare to all people requesting such services and to educate the community in all areas of responsible human sexuality.

We've grown from a small storefront office with two employees offering only pregnancy testing and counseling services to more than 100 employees and nine Health Centers serving eight counties with an operating budget of more than $8 million.

Since 1971, our educational programs and low-cost medical and family planning services have served more than half-a-million patients, including at-risk teenagers, young male and female professionals, couples, and women in menopause.

Milestones

1971
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Palm Beach affiliate founded by Harriette Glasner
• Incorporated in December
1972
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Counseling services held in storefront in West Palm Beach
• Services expand to include education and pregnancy tests
• Office moves to Unitarian Church
• Staff consists of 20 volunteers and two paid employees
1973
• 
Henderson Foundation provides $150,000 grant—part of which pays the salary of first Executive Director
1974
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West Palm Beach center opens at 120 South Olive Avenue
• Medical services commence
1975
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Planned Parenthood Association of South Florida (Miami and Broward) is established
1976
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Medical services begin at Boca Raton chapter
• West Palm Beach center moves to 800 North Olive Ave
• First fundraising fair organized
1977
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First dinner-dance organized
1978
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Belle Glade clinic opens
1979
• Belle Glade clinic offers medical services with volunteer physicians
1980
• 
Childbirth-preparation classes begin at West Palm Beach center
• Palm Beach Guild organized
• First affiliate newsletter published
• Hobe Sound clinic opens
 1981
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Miami affiliate changes its name to Planned Parenthood Association of Greater Miami
• First Victorian Picnic held at Flagler Museum
• $1,200,000 building-drive launched
• Hobe Sound clinic begins offering medical services
• Boca Raton chapter becomes its own affiliate (Broward and South Palm Beach Counties)
• West Palm Beach Guild organized
1982
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West Palm Beach center moves to 5312 Broadway Avenue
• Affiliate refuses $15,000 in Title X money from the government in order to protect patient confidentiality; decision is made to rely entirely on private donations and clinic fees
1983
• 
First legislative reception held
• Affiliate representatives organize protest against County Commission decision to stop treating new indigent patients because of budget shortfalls.  As a result, prenatal clinics for indigent women are reinstated at the Health Department
• Men’s Guild forms
• Faye Wattleton visits West Palm Beach center
• Hobe Sound clinic moves to Stuart
1984
• 
First annual “Free Pap Day” held
• Education department holds first annual professional seminar
• First Antique and Classic Car Parade organized to kick off Victorian Picnic
1985
• Annual budget reaches $1 million
• First annual Auction and Dinner held
• Development and Finance departments are computerized
• First Board/staff retreat held
• Miami affiliate signs a management contract with PPH of the Rocky Mountains; Kendall office reopens
1986
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Lake Worth clinic opens
• Belle Glade clinic moves to new facility
• Clinic services expand—begin offering Chlamydia testing
• Affiliate receives Fairchild Award for high marks during recertification
1987
• Clinic services expand to include vasectomies
• Miami affiliate begins Community Awareness Sexuality Education program
1988
• HIV/AIDS testing and counseling begins
• Miami affiliate contract with PPH of the Rocky Mountains ends
 
1989
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Children's Services Council sponsors male educator for affiliate
1990
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Affiliate receives PPFA Award for Excellence in Public Affairs
• Norplant offered as new method of contraception
• Belle Glade clinic closes due to lack of funds
1991
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Belle Glade clinic reopens after major appeal to donors
1992
• Martin County center receives Children’s Services Council (CSC) grant for “Teens Teaching Teens” program working with peer educators
• Miami affiliate begins offering HIV testing
• Miami affiliate wins PPFA Affiliate Excellence Award for Achievements in Media Relations
• Miami affiliate hosts first annual meeting with former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno
1993
• Depo-Provera offered as a new method of contraception
1994
• Teen Time clinics begin in conjunction with Health & Rehab Services (HRS), Presidential Women’s Center, and Planned Parenthood South Palm Beach and Broward Counties
• Martin County center loses CSC grant for “Teens Teaching Teens”
• All affiliate clinics go “online” with new computer system
1995
• Agency name officially changed to include “Treasure Coast Area”
• Colposcopy and cryosurgery services offered
• Adopt-A-Teen program developed by Corinne Keslin
• Initial Teen Time peer educators trained
1996
• Affiliate celebrates its 25th Anniversary in the Palm Beaches
• Development office opened in Vero Beach
• Emergency contraception (“the morning-after pill”) available
• Organized Women Vote ’96 to register, educate, and get out the vote
• Dr. Robert C. Knapp Lectures Series inaugurated
• Miami affiliate begins serving male patients
1997
• Belle Glade clinic closes due to the influx of HMOs and newly available transportation to the Public Health unit
• Male services offered
• Children’s Services Council awards grant for Teen Pregnancy Prevention: A Community Collaborative (TPPACC) after-school program
• Site for Indian River health center purchased in Vero Beach
• Teen Time® name trademarked
 
1998
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Indian River health center opens in Vero Beach
• Hepatitis B vaccination offered
• Sites for TPPACC open in Riviera Beach and Belle Glade
1999
• Radio marketing campaign initiated
• Affiliate one of 20 selected for pilot program by PPFA to help launch the Responsible Choices Action Network (R-CAN) Campaign (later PPAN)
• Lillian A. Tamayo becomes President/CEO
• Miami affiliate receives grant to offer services in Upper and Middle Keys
2000
• First annual auction and dinner held in Vero Beach
• Young Advocates established
• Bilingual Latino outreach program - La Promesa - initiated
• Breast Health Educator is added to staff
• Radio marketing campaign helps increase number of E.C. patients by 200%
2001
• Affiliate awarded PPFA Global Partnership with Guatemala
• Board of Directors approves 5-year Strategic Plan
• Affiliate receives two out of five PPFA educational awards
• Treasure Coast Coordination Coalition (TCCC) is launched and holds first annual Legislative Summit
2002
• General Medicine (Primary Care) services launched in the Lake Worth Health Center to provide general healthcare to area under- and uninsured residents
• West Palm Beach Health Center sees a patient increase of 20%
• Latino patients increase exponentially with the advent of Spanish-language advertising, signage, and staff, along with culturally adapted instruction and education
2003
• Corporate office moves to 2300 North Florida Mango Road to accommodate increases in staff and programs
• Patient volume increases by 11% over FY2002
• Affiliate is awarded the “Triunfo Award” from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for commitment to culturally sensitive and diverse programs
• Adult Role Models (ARMs) program wins the PPFA Eastern Regional Diversity Award for its efforts in serving communities of color
• Dr. Robert C. Knapp Lectures Series conclude
• In the Company of Women (ICW) is launched with 11 area women’s organizations uniting efforts to strengthen their voices and achieve common goals
2004
• $3-million “Campaign to Secure the Future” is launched
• PPFA honors affiliate with Affiliate Excellence Award for Achievements in Diversity
• General Medicine (Primary Care) services concluded
• The Pro-Choice Coalition of Palm Beach County and Young Activist Team are launched to reverse the tide of ant-woman legislation
• 326 local activists attend the historic March for Women’s Lives - which drew as many as 1.15 million marchers representing 57 countries to Washington, D.C. - on April 25
• Gloria Steinem speaks at the 13th annual Tradition of Choice Luncheon, drawing a sold-out crowd of 700
• Temporary management over Miami affiliate assumed
2005
• PPFA honors affiliate with Affiliate Excellence Award for Achievements in Education
• Pulitzer Prize-winning commentator Ellen Goodman speaks to 600 advocates at the 14th annual Tradition of Choice Luncheon
• By spring, Breast Health has reached a total of 20,000 adults and teens since inception
• TPPACC changes its name to “Teen Time after-school program”
• Miami merges with WPB; affiliate name becomes Planned Parenthood of Greater Miami, Palm Beach, and Treasure Coast
• Development department wins “Gold” from MarCom Creative Awards for the annual report and “Honors” from the League of American Communications Professionals for the newsletter
2006
• Sarah Weddington, winning attorney for Jane Roe in Roe v. Wade, speaks to 525 advocates at the 15th annual Tradition of Choice Luncheon
• PPFA honors affiliate with Affiliate Excellence Award for Achievements in Public Affairs
• La Promesa program is a finalist in the 2006 “Heroes in Medicine Award” by the Palm Beach County Medical Society
• Certified at the Gold level, the highest awarded by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, for excellence in nonprofit management
• Earned 4 out of 4 stars for the fourth year in a row from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of charities
• Scored top marks in respect, fairness and pride in the “Great Places to Work Survey”
• Recognized by PPFA as having one of the strongest Quality and Risk Management programs in the country
• Kicked off the Patient Donation Program in our health centers, with clients donating more than $15,000 in the first year
2007
• All 8 health centers begin offering rapid HIV testing and the HPV vaccine
• Sara Paretsky energizes a crowd of 550 supporters at the 16th Annual Tradition of Choice Luncheon
• Sarah Weddington, winning attorney for Jane Roe in Roe v. Wade, speaks to 150 advocates at the 1st Annual Miami Tradition of Choice Luncheon
• South Beach Health Center closes
• Title X Education Outreach Campaign begins in Miami working with 3 popular radio stations in 3 languages (English, Spanish, Creole)
2008
• Affiliate name becomes Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast, Inc.
• Service area is expanded to include Broward and South Palm Beach Counties
• Kathy Najimy, award-winning actress and activist, speaks at the 17th Annual Tradition of Choice Luncheon in West Palm Beach
• Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, speaks at the 2nd Annual Miami Tradition of Choice Luncheon
• For the 6th year in a row the affiliate received a 4 star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator
2009
• Lillian A. Tamayo, President/CEO, receives national leadership award.  The Ruth Green Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a CEO from Planned Parenthood Federation of America
• Lillian A. Tamayo celebrates her 10th anniversary as President/CEO in August
• New Boca Raton health center opens in March & Pembroke Pines and Oakland Park health centers open in August.  Affiliate now has 10 health centers across 8 county service area.
• Affiliate expands services and begins providing the abortion pill in health centers
• Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, speaks at the 18th Annual Tradition of Choice Luncheon in West Palm Beach
• Dr. Kenneth Edelin, author of Broken Justice, speaks at the 3rd Annual Miami Tradition of Choice Luncheon
• For the 7th year in a row the affiliate received a 4 star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator. Only 2 percent of the charities rated by Charity Navigator have received at least 7 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that PPSFTC consistently executes it mission in a fiscally responsible way and outperforms most other charities in America.

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