Program areas at Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York
Planned Parenthood of the Central and Western New York, Inc (ppcwny) is a nonprofit organization that provides reproductive health care to men and women in the Central and Western ny area. Ppcwny is licensed by New York state article 28 of the public health law. Ppcwny delivers high quality, affordable reproductive health care including: annual exams, pregnancy testing, breast and cervical screening, all fda approved contraceptive options, counseling, pregnancy termination, and sti and hiv screening. Currently, ppcwny has health centers in buffalo, niagara falls, north tonawanda, west seneca, rochester, syracuse, batavia and canandaigua. In 2022, ppcwny delivered health care to more than 22,301 patients over 36,539 visits.
Ppcwny provided outreach and education services on sexual and reproductive health across our region. Ppcwny has three unique youth programs in addition to education and outreach including the connection, a youth drop in center in niagara falls, teen reality theater, a performance group in buffalo and incontrol, a youth empowerment program in rochester. Education and outreach provides programming educational programming on sexual and reproductive health across our region and provided education programs and outreach to over 41,800 children, teens and adults. In control, a teen pregnancy prevention program in the city of rochester, empowered over 1,000 teens through educational, vocational and recreational projects. Other activities for youth included photography, dance, color guard, drum corp, music and theater development and community service projects. The connection is a youth program in the city of niagara falls that provides free programs, including health education, evidence-based programs, homework assistance, job application assistance, gardening, sports, healthy cooking and healthy snacks to priority underserved youth. Teen reality theatre is our youth program in the city of buffalo. Participants write, create and perform skits and plays about adolescence, healthy relationships, reproductive health for their peers and families. Participants are also peer health educators.
Restore sexual assault services provided 4,571 survivors of sexual assault and their significant others counseling and support in monroe, genesee, livingston, orleans and Wyoming counties, and engaged 21,545 people through community education programs and professional trainings. Restore staff provide free services to students and staff at several colleges and universities in these 5 counties. Restore is the designated domestic violence provider in Wyoming county.