Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
345 Whitney Ave.
New Haven CT 06511
Contact Information
Address 345 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511-
Telephone (203) 865-5158 x
Fax 203-624-1333
E-mail donate@ppsne.org
Web and Social Media
PPSNE's New Haven health center provides care to more than 7,000 patients each year
Mission
The mission of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is to protect the fundamental right of all individuals to manage their own fertility and sexual health and to ensure access to the services, education and information to realize that right.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1923
Former Names
Planned Parenthood of CT, Inc.
Planned Parenthood League of CT
Birth Control League of CT
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Judy Tabar
Board Chair Simone P. Joyaux
Board Chair Company Affiliation Joyaux Associates
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $29,452,603.00
Projected Expenses $28,911,880.00
Statements
Mission The mission of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is to protect the fundamental right of all individuals to manage their own fertility and sexual health and to ensure access to the services, education and information to realize that right.
Background
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) was founded in 1923 as the Birth Control League of CT, later Planned Parenthood of Connecticut, or PPC. PPC's work in the 1960’s led to the historic Griswold v. Connecticut Supreme Court decision, which struck down state laws prohibiting the use of contraceptives by married couples. 
In 2009, Planned Parenthood of Connecticut and Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island merged to form Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, a stronger organization able to draw on economies of scale in its operations.
Impact
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) fulfills our mission by providing reproductive health services, offering education and training programs, and promoting effective public policy. Our three-pronged approach allows us to address not only the immediate needs of our patients but also long-term systemic barriers to better health. 
Last year:
* PPSNE served more than 70,000 patients at our 18 health centers. Of those patients, 30% were uninsured, 44% were people of color, and 72% were low-income.

* PPSNE’s community educators reached 10,000 teens, parents, and youth-serving professionals through educational programs. 

* PPSNE trained and supported grassroots volunteers who advocated for better reproductive health in their communities.
In 2014-2015, PPSNE will:
* Expand our services in four health centers (including Meriden and Waterbury) to include limited primary care.
* Expand our sexuality education training program to more teachers, social workers, and other youth-serving professionals.
* Expand our Teen Clinic program, which began in New Haven in 2011, thanks to the support of the Community Foundation's Fund for Women & Girls. Teen Clinic is a monthly teens-only clinic session that provides free preventive healthcare and education to high school-age patients. Because of Teen Clinic's success in New Haven, we brought the program to Bridgeport, New London and Hartford, and will begin offering it in Providence later in 2014.
Needs
PPSNE's priorities for the upcoming year include:
1. Expanding our preventive healthcare services (including well woman exams, Pap tests, clinical breast exams, birth control, and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.)
2. Increasing the reach and impact of our youth education work.
3. Ensuring that the laws of Connecticut and Rhode Island reflect the needs and desires of their citizens.
4. Employing new technology to improve the quality and efficiency of our healthcare services.
5. Securing the future by expanding our Board-designated endowment.
CEO Statement  

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England was founded in 1923, at a time when just talking about birth control was against the law. We have been a part of the greater New Haven community for decades.   Our office was on Trumbull Street in 1965 when the United States Supreme Court ruled on the historic Griswold v. Connecticut case, legalizing birth control for married couples and establishing the right to privacy. That case got its start right here in New Haven, when our executive director Estelle Griswold was arrested at our family planning clinic for dispensing birth control pills. True to our mission, Estelle educated the police officers who came to arrest her about the merits of birth control for several hours before being taken down to the police station. 

 

Since our inception PPSNE has provided women and their families with the information, education, and services needed to manage their own fertility and sexual health, no matter what. Today nearly 8,000 of the 70,000 patients we serve annually come to our New Haven health center. More than 90% of the services we provide are preventive, including lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, and STD testing and treatment. We also provide abortion services and ensure that women have accurate information about all of their options. Patients who come to our health centers only pay what they can afford – and many can afford very little. Seventy-seven percent of our New Haven patients are low income according to federal poverty guidelines, and 23% are uninsured.

 

PPSNE also has full-time education and advocacy staff teams engaging with young people, parents, youth-serving professionals, volunteers, activists, and other community partners. In New Haven we offer a high school peer education program, a Teen Clinic with special health center hours for teen services, and an after-school education program to help meet a need for comprehensive sexuality education that many high school students do not receive in their classrooms. More recently we have established an outreach program with Latino residents in the Fair Haven community. We are engaging several Promotoras (community health advocates) and are collaborating with other neighborhood organizations to sponsor events that raise awareness and promote health. 

 

We are passionately committed to providing high-quality, compassionate, confidential care to all those we serve. We are heartened by the downward trend in the teen birth rate over the past few years, as well as the increased rates of screening for sexually transmitted infections. Each day, we get a step closer to realizing our vision of creating a healthier generation and more just society by putting sexuality education and sexual health care in the hands of young people – giving them the information and power they deserve to shape their future.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Health Care / Reproductive Health Care
Secondary Organization Category Health Care / Family Planning
Tertiary Organization Category Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy / Reproductive Rights
Areas Served
State wide
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Other
States of Connecticut and Rhode Island
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
Your contributions have helped us to achieve so much together in the past year. You are an important partner in reaching our shared goals of increasing access to critically needed health services, spreading medically accurate information about sexuality and health, and advancing reproductive rights for all.
 
Going forward, we want to continue to build on our accomplishments by expanding our programs and services to better meet the needs of women, men and families in our communities. Planned Parenthood is unique in that we fulfill our mission in three ways -- through our medical services, our education programs, and our advocacy initiatives.
 
In the years ahead, we aspire to:
- Implement our successful youth development programs such as our STARS peer education program and Teen Talk series in more communities across Connecticut and Rhode Island.
- Multiply the number of strong new voices in our movement as we grow our activist base through targeted community outreach and organizing efforts.
- Expand our clinical research program so that we not only provide leading reproductive healthcare today, but also contribute to advancements in clinical care for years to come.
 
Your vision and generosity have helped us get where we are today. Together, we can continue to accomplish our vitally important work throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island. On behalf of the entire Planned Parenthood team, thank you for the many ways that you support our mission.
 
 
Programs
Description Providing affordable, high-quality reproductive healthcare and counseling services to women, men and teens.
Population Served Females / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent / Minorities
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
In fiscal year 2015 (April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015), PPSNE will provide more than 115,000 visits to patients across Connecticut and Rhode Island. We will offer our patients a full range of preventive services, including birth control, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), annual well woman exams, Pap tests, clinical breast exams, vaccinations against HPV, and treatment of abnormal cervical conditions. We expect to provide our patients with 4,000 IUDs and contraceptive implants, 120,000 tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and 8,000 Pap tests. As a result of our services, we anticipate that our patients will be less likely to experience unintended pregnancy, less likely to pass an STI onto a partner, and more likely to detect and address cervical abnormalities.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

We strive to create a healthier generation and a more just society by putting sexual healthcare in the hands of everyone, giving them the information and power they deserve to shape their future.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
We monitor patient demographics (including age, race, ethnicity, gender, and income level) and clinical services (including how many patients received birth control or STI tests) using our electronic health records. These numbers help us understand the changing needs of our patients, allow us to track larger trends in sexual health, and inform changes to our services. For example, when we saw increases in the number of patients with limited English proficiency, we trained bilingual staff as medical interpreters, and contracted with a telephone interpretation service for assistance in 140 languages.

We seek qualitative feedback from our patients through our electronic customer satisfaction survey, which we administer via tablet computer after every visit. Our Clinical Services Management Team analyzes the results of the survey and makes changes accordingly. Last year, 95% of our patients reported that they were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with their experience at PPSNE.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
Last year, PPSNE served more than 70,000 patients at our 18 health centers. Of our patients last year, 12% were teenagers, 68% were under the age of 30, and 44% were people of color. About 6% of our patients had limited English proficency, and many used the services of our 14 trained medical interpreters. In addition, more than one-third of our patients were uninsured and paid on a sliding fee scale based on income and family size. Most paid a fraction of what they would be charged by a private physician, and many of the poorest paid little or nothing for their care.
 
Thanks to the support of our donors, PPSNE is able to provide thousands of uninsured women, men and teens with the preventive services they need to keep themselves healthy. As one of our patients wrote,
"I have NEVER found anything close to the quality of treatment I received at Planned Parenthood. I will probably be coming here when I'm a senior citizen! Consider yourself lucky you are here."
Description PPSNE provides healthy relationships and sexuality education to teens, parents, and youth-serving professionals.
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) / Families / At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
During fiscal year 2015 (April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015), PPSNE will reach 10,000 teens, parents and youth-serving professionals through our educational programs. Our short-term goals vary by program.
Teen Talk: PPSNE will reach youth in cities across CT and RI, including New Haven, through our nationally-recognized Teen Talk series. Teen Talk covers anatomy, birth control (including abstinence), sexually transmitted infections (including HIV/AIDS) and effective communication.
 
Teen Engagement New Haven: PPSNE will continue to expand our integrative teen health and education program. We are training 20 teen peer educators, who will educate their friends about healthy sexuality. The peer educators will coordinate a monthly Teen Clinic, where high school students can receive free care in a welcoming, teens-only environment. The peer educators will also help update and maintain PPSNE's presence on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

We strive to create a healthier generation and a more just society by putting sexuality education in the hands of everyone, giving them the information and power they deserve to shape their future.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Our evaluation tools depend on the program. For some programs, including Teen Talk, we administer pre- and post-tests that gauge participants' knowledge of sexual health and their attitudes toward risky behaviors and healthy relationships. A University of Connecticut researcher is currently working with us to conduct an external evaluation of Teen Talk.  
 
Our STARS peer educators keep detailed logs of their outreach work, and our Teen Clinic logs allow us to track how many patients we serve. We will monitor the success of our social media program by looking at indicators such as page views, "likes" and other similar metrics.
 
We also ask for qualitative, written feedback from program participants. We use teens' responses about what they learned, what they enjoyed, and what they feel could be done better to make improvements to our programs and curricula.
 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
Last year, PPSNE reached 10,000 teens, parents, and youth-serving professionals through our educational programs. Recently, the states of CT and RI both chose to partner with PPSNE.  In CT, PPSNE is providing sexuality education to parents and teens, including youth in state care. In RI, we trained professionals at community-based agencies to deliver sexuality education to youth they serve.
 
Teen Engagement: PPSNE has expanded our STARS peer education program to five cities, including New Haven. Our New Haven STARS began coordinating monthly Teen Clinics in 2011, and the program now serves up to 15 teens at each session. Because Teen Clinic was so successful in New Haven, we since expanded it to Hartford, New London and Bridgeport. In addition, we have hired two Social Media Coordinators who are responsible for updating and monitoring our Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr pages.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Description Empowering grassroots advocates and collaborating with other agencies to safeguard reproductive freedom.
Population Served Females / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
Our primary goal for this fiscal year (April 1, 2014- March 31, 2015) is strengthening our grassroots infrastructure: We are using social media and a group of enthusiastic volunteers to grow and strengthen our grassroots base of advocates. In particular, we hope to build more connections with the medical community and with communities of color. 
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

We strive to create a healthier generation and a more just society by putting sexuality education and sexual healthcare in the hands of everyone, giving them the information and power they deserve to shape their future.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

We track the number of volunteers who attend our phone banks, rallies, and volunteer nights, as well as the number of people who sign petitions and postcards.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
PPSNE has organized many successful phone banks, rallies, and other events in both CT and RI. About 100 supporters turned out to one recent key legislative hearing to show their support for reproductive justice.
 
PPSNE is leading coalitions of community-based organizations in both CT and RI. Along with our partners (including churches, healthcare providers, and feminist organizations), we have worked to ensure that the laws of CT and RI reflect the needs and desires of their citizens.
CEO/Executive Director
Ms. Judy Tabar
Term Start Dec 1996
Email judy.tabar@ppsne.org
Experience

Judy Tabar has served as President & CEO since 1996. Ms. Tabar began her 30 year career with Planned Parenthood as a clinician providing direct patient care. Immediately before coming to PPSNE, she served as the Associate Director of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. Since her arrival in 1996, the organization has grown significantly, increasing budget size by more than 100% and receiving excellence awards in Clinical Services Expansion, Board Development, Special Efforts Serving Teens, and Serving Diverse Communities. Ms. Tabar has served in numerous leadership roles with Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), including as Chair of the Affiliate Chief Executives Council (ACEC), co-chair of the Affiliate Services and Expansion Planning Team, and on numerous other task forces and committees. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa.

Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 174
Number of Part Time Staff 83
Number of Volunteers 40
Number of Contract Staff 20
Staff Retention Rate 87%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 32
Asian American/Pacific Islander 4
Caucasian 157
Hispanic/Latino 49
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 35 Two or more & Unknown
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 30
Female 247
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Chief Financial Officer
Title Chief Operating Officer
Title Vice President, Information Technology
Title Vice President, Public Policy & Advocacy
Title Vice President, Education & Training
Title Vice President, People Development & Support
Title Vice President, Development
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Connecticut Association of Nonprofits2010
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Maria Miller Stewart AwardConnecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund2011
Board Chair
Simone P. Joyaux
Company Affiliation Joyaux Associates
Term May 2014 to May 2015
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Dr. Natalie Adsuar M.D.
Bridget Baird PhD
Leigh Bonney
Erica Buchsbaum
Gayle Capozzalo Yale-New Haven Hospital
Chris Corcoran
Siw de Gysser
Karen DuBois-Walton
Holland Dunn
Susann G. Mark
Donna Moffly
John R. Morton M.D.
Frances Padilla
Amelia Renkert-Thomas
Susan Ross
Fahd Vahidy
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 15
Unspecified 0
Risk Management Provisions
Directors and Officers Policy
Board Co-Chair
Gayle Capozzalo
Company Affiliation Yale-New Haven Hospital
Term May 2014 to May 2015
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Investment
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Apr 01 2014
Fiscal Year End Mar 31 2015
Projected Revenue $29,452,603.00
Projected Expenses $28,911,880.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage (if selected) 0%
Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
IRS Letter
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals ChartHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Revenue$31,966,145$34,246,902$29,286,041
Total Expenses$29,955,049$29,353,302$26,554,661
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$6,256,505$8,263,697$4,967,990
Government Contributions$5,444,224$5,805,266$5,675,539
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$5,444,224$5,805,266$5,675,539
Individual Contributions------
------
$18,733,934$18,238,447$17,764,598
Investment Income, Net of Losses$221,313$156,679$100,945
Membership Dues------
Special Events$461,814$422,827$574,050
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$848,355$1,359,986$202,919
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$23,750,329$23,509,872$21,604,897
Administration Expense$4,789,048$4,448,405$3,863,543
Fundraising Expense$1,415,672$1,395,025$1,086,221
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.071.171.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses79%80%81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue12%10%10%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$33,810,562$31,210,633$25,370,312
Current Assets$12,477,195$12,340,464$7,963,418
Long-Term Liabilities$570,000$820,000$570,000
Current Liabilities$2,151,255$2,126,671$1,864,474
Total Net Assets$31,089,307$28,263,962$22,935,838
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountUS. Dept. of Health & Human Service $4,260,702US Dept. of Health & Human Services $4,516,733US Dept. of Health and Human Services $4,267,603
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountState of CT Dept. of Public Health $1,183,522State of CT Dept. of Public Health $1,288,533State of CT Dept. of Public Health $1,397,621
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountPlanned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. $718,429Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. $489,134Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. $742,971
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.805.804.27
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets2%3%2%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments

Surplus funds support the capital costs for 18 health centers, primarily repairs and maintenance of the physical plants and the computer systems. 

Foundation Staff Comments

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Address 345 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
Primary Phone 203 865-5158
Contact Email donate@ppsne.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Judy Tabar
Board Chair Simone P. Joyaux
Board Chair Company Affiliation Joyaux Associates

 

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