Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon (PPSO) recently received a $7,500 grant from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation for sex education programs in the Springfield School District. Mary Gossart, PPSO's Vice President of Education said, "PPSO is very grateful for this partnership with Cow Creek and the Springfield School District. We know that sex education is a critical piece for young people in developing the knowledge, skills, and confidence to make important decisions, now and in the future, about their relationships and sexual behaviors."
The mission of the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation is to offer assistance in youth education, to strengthen youth and family, to provide youth development and to add to the quality of life for people in southwestern Oregon. Since 1997, Cow Creek has awarded $16,030,127 in grants to non-profit organizations.
Thank you to the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation for your generous support!
Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon (PPSO) has been dedicated to providing expert reproductive health care and sexuality education in Southwestern Oregon for over 50 years. PPSO sees 38,000 patients each year at six health centers. PPSO is also the region's most respected provider of medically accurate sexuality education for young people and adults, as well as training programs for professionals who work with youth and families. Education and training programs make over 8,000 contacts each year, transforming the lives of young people in southwestern Oregon. PPSO's essential health services include breast and cervical cancer screenings, well-woman annual exams, birth control, STD prevention, testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, and HPV vaccinations. For more information, visit www.ppsworegon.org.