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Planned parenthood receives grant funds

Planned Parenthood of Central Washington recently received a grant of $25,000 from the Yakima Valley Community Foundation.

The grant will be used to establish a Promotoras Comunitarias Program, collaborating with La Casa Hogar. The program provides comprehensive sex education while encouraging community members' access to reproductive health services.

According to Planned Parenthood, Promotoras Comunitarias are community-based peer health educators building bridges to health care and community service providers within the communities they serve.

Planned Parenthood of Central Washington has worked for over 40 years to increase access to affordable preventative healthcare to the Yakima region, according to a press release published by the non-profit agency.

Planned Parenthood of Central Washington was founded as the Planned Parenthood Association of Yakima County in 1967.

The Yakima Valley Community Foundation was established in 2004 and has assets close to $23 million.

In just four years, the foundation has made grants of more than $1,300,000 to nonprofit organizations. For more information about the foundation, log on to www.yvcf.com, or call (509) 457-7616.

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