Get your carpools together and join WORD in Helena this Saturday, January 21st, from noon to 3:00 pm as we rally in solidarity for human rights. The Women’s March on Montana is open to all – men and women alike – and is designed to shed light, not only on women’s issues, but on issues facing all marginalized populations who are being targeted with human rights violations. The Women’s March will send a unified message to the new administration on its first day in office, and to the world, that women’s rights are human rights. Join us Saturday and be part of this historic event! For more information visit https://www.womensmarchmontana.com
We have an annual resolution here at WORD and it’s to continue our 30-year history serving Missoula women and families through the critical services we provide. Thanks to you, local families have a warm place to live, the ability to parent with love and patience, and young children who are better prepared for school. Thank you for empowering these families to be successful while strengthening the community we live in.
Peer Educational Panel
The Futures program announces the start of the 2016 Peer Educational Panel presentation series. The Peer Educational Panel is devoted to educating adolescents about teen pregnancy prevention. The task of the panel members is to give young people the information they need to make responsible and informed choices regarding young parenthood. They aim to reduce risk-taking behaviors that can lead to unintended pregnancy.
The risk factors panel members address include unprotected sexual activity and the use of alcohol and illegal drugs among adolescents. Panel members share their personal stories and experiences to help their peers understand what it is like to be a young parent. The panel engages the audience in a frank and honest conversation while discussing the hardships, sacrifices and shortcomings of teen parenting. Panel members encourage youth to consider the consequences of their actions in the hope that teenagers will delay becoming parents until they are financially stable and in a healthy, committed relationship. If you are interested in booking a PEP presentation please call Bernie or Becky at 406-543-3550.
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