Happy Holidays, everyone. As we get ready for another year, we can’t help but be thankful for supporters like you. We’ve been out in the community this year and wanted to share some of our latest highlights our team has been working on as we wrap up the year and head into 2023.
In the Community
Questions around abortion access? We may have some answers! Visit here to learn where to go, what resources are available and how to help.
Need help finding out-of-state abortion providers and financial support with travel, meals, and/or childcare? Please call Planned Parenthood at 713-831-6672 for assistance or fill out the below forms.
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Share Your Story
Help us normalize abortions through the power of storytelling!
Education is power.
Team up with your community, neighborhood, organization, etc. to host an education session around sexual and reproductive health.
PPGC in the News
If you haven’t heard, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is now hosting a monthly radio show segment titled ‘ProFrequency’ on New Orleans’ 102.3 WHIV FM and you can listen live here every third Thursday each month at 10 a.m. The segment is hosted by Kendra Smith-Parks, PPGC's communications manager and also features a Q&A session with Tamika Thomas-Magee, one of our APN’s in the New Orleans health center.
The first episode was themed 'Sex Ed 101'. Chelsea Evankow, PPGC's Louisiana education program manager joined Kendra to discuss health relationships, contraceptives and more. Stream it here .
- Louisianans are paying more than $2K to get abortions post-Roe, according to abortion rights groups - WWNO
- Planned Parenthood pivots in Louisiana in the months after abortion ban - NOLA.com
“Every single person deserves access to sexual and reproductive health care no matter their income, immigration status, or zip code.”
Petrice Sams-Abiodun, PhD
VP of Strategic Partnerships, Louisiana
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast
In the spirit of we try and we learn, we are introducing our new donor survey. This survey helps us to learn more about our donors, their giving motivations and trends, and how to improve our engagement with donors that give to our affiliate. Help us prepare for the new year with your feedback if you’ve donated!
PPGC is expanding our Promotora program in partnership with Latinx organizations throughout Louisiana. We’re working to train local New Orleanian Latinx leaders using the Promotora created VOICES (Volunteer, Open, Inclusive, Community Education on Sexuality) Program, which was created this year by our Promotora team. Our sessions are delivered to audiences of 5+ people, virtually or in-person (when it is safe to do so). Find out more information by reaching out to our team at [email protected].
2023 Legislative Session
Louisiana’s 2022 Legislative Session will convene on Monday, April 10, 2023 and we are already preparing. We need our supporters now more than ever this year as prepare for a session full of action. Stay tuned for more details on events, advocacy trainings and information on bills we’re supporting.
Men in the Movement
PPGC seeks to provide a safe space for young men of color to consider a gender-equitable future of manhood, discuss issues that are important to them, and to empower them to become advocates and leaders in their communities. The Louisiana Strategic Partnership Team participated in a cultural sensitivity training to address biases toward and develop skills to effectively provide programming for individuals who identify as young men of color. Going into 2023, we are excited to welcome two eager interns to help develop and implement programming. Stay tuned for more details.
Have a Happy New Year! We will see you in 2023!