January 23, 2024
FROM KBFPC’S January 2024 COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
Happy new year!
It was easy to come up with my word of the year… possibility. I like to think that the challenges we face, and I know we will face more again this year, can give birth to possibilities, solutions, and new ideas, when we join forces and look at the hurdles from a new perspective.
This week we are celebrating the one year anniversary of our Pop-Up Clinic program that brings KBFPC clinical services to clients at Megan’s Place (Homer’s Needle Exchange) and at the Kenai Public Health Center. Both of these creative solutions are part of valuable partnerships and are helping more people on the Kenai Peninsula get the healthcare they need. Thanks to each of you, and the support of the Lalor Foundation and RurAL CAP, The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, for helping us pilot this important endeavor. The Pop-Up program’s launch also paralleled the expansion of our community outreach program, post-COVID, and between the two we are happy to take the KBFPC show on the road. You can find one of us at the upcoming community events near you!
The shift we needed to make in our youth programs in 2023 helped us regroup; refocusing our efforts. While the paint dried in the downstairs of the Nielsen Building, we used the opportunity to develop new learning opportunities for teens and their parents/caregivers beginning this week. Growing through adolescence is no small feat. Parenting teens can show adults what we are truly made of. The teen-related events highlighted here are a broad spectrum of opportunities to connect teens and families with the resources teens need to be healthy and we all need to support teen wellbeing. Learn more below and look for more news each month or check out the calendar here.
Hope to see you at a KBFPC event soon!
Claudia Haines, CEO
ALSO INCLUDED IN JANUARY’S NEWSLETTER:
- REC Room Roundtable discussion group – Teen Legal Rights
- Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
- Birds, Bees, and Beyond – a quarterly meetup for parents & caregivers of teens
- Upcoming Community/Homeless Resource Connect events, and KBFPC’s Menstrual Supply Drive!
- Looking for our next Clinician
- Remember to “Pick.Click.Give.” when you apply for your Alaska PFD!
- Update on KBFPC’s End of Year Campaign
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