February 28, 2022
From KBFPC’s February 2022 Community Newsletter
Happy (almost) Spring from KBFPC!
My family has been connected with KBFPC in many ways over the last 20+ years. We have been clients, learned from peer educators, collaborated on youth programs as community partners, and donated through Pick.Click.Give. Our experience with KBFPC is not unique, but KBFPC’s model is.
KBFPC’s community connections have grown far and wide over the years. Supporting our mission relies on the expertise of a dedicated staff of adults and teens, community mentors, a volunteer board of directors, community champions, grant funders from Washington, DC to Juneau, local donors, our clinic clients, and REC Room users. Each year, as part of our participation in the federal Title X program, we also engage a special team of volunteers who is tasked with reviewing and approving the information materials we share with clients and the community about the services we offer in the clinic. This diverse team helps us articulate information in a way that is easy to understand for a wide audience, reflects the lived experiences of current and potential clients, and is trauma-informed. (Our Medical Director, Dr. Robin Holmes, reviews materials for medical accuracy.)
This month the team of 6, called the KBFPC Information & Education Committee, is reading and commenting on everything from clinic brochures and sliding fee schedules, to the new KBFPC website and our new advertising campaigns with the Homer News, Homer Theatre, and KBBI, in order to help us ensure our messages speak to the needs of our community and share important reproductive and sexual healthcare information effectively and compassionately. This work is critical to how we serve the needs of our community. Thank you to this team, and all of our volunteers, for their thoughtful feedback, important insights, and hard work.
How would you like to connect with us in 2022? Check out the opportunity to serve on the KBFPC board of directors or donate below!
Claudia Haines (she/her)
Also included in February’s newsletter:
- Exciting news about PrEP services soon to be offered at the Clinic
- Youth Program update and Peer Educator podcast news
- Board of Directors accepting new member applications
- PFD and Pick.Click.Give. reminder
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