On behalf of Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic and the R.E.C. Room (a Youth Resource & Enrichment Co-op), I want to thank the city of Homer for its grant for general operating support. In addition, I send my thanks to the Homer Foundation for administering this important program.
The city of Homer grant leverages resources from other funders while helping us keep our doors open to everyone in our community, regardless of ability to pay. It’s especially appreciated now, as we enter the new fiscal year anticipating reductions in state funding.
Thanks to this grant and other generous support from our community, we will continue to provide quality reproductive health care services — including screenings for breast and cervical cancer, birth control consultation and supplies, pregnancy testing, and STD/STI testing and treatment — for approximately 1,000 men and women in the year ahead.
In addition, we expect more than 250 teens to participate in our youth education programs and healthy alternative activities, including peer-led health education, digital music production, and creative writing.
Youth in Homer will also use the R.E.C. Room as a safe and welcoming place to meet with friends after school or get connected with other local resources.
Community commitment and generosity make our work possible. Our thanks, again, to the city of Homer, the Homer Foundation, and all our compassionate partners who have helped KBFPC serve as a trusted source of up-to-date, accurate and affordable reproductive health care and education for over 30 years.
To learn more about our programs and how you might help us make an impact in the year ahead, please call 907-235-3436 or visit kbfpc.org and HomerRECroom.org.
Heather O’Connor, executive director
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic