Planned Parenthood Northern Michigan

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Planned Parenthood Northern Michigan was an affiliate of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. On Sept. 30, 2007, Planned Parenthood Northern Michigan and Planned Parenthood Centers of West Michigan merged to form Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM).[1]


Human Resources

As at Oct. 23, 2004, the following were responsible for volunteers for the affiliate:[4]

Education Coordinators

As at Oct. 23, 2004, the following worked as education coordinators for the affiliate:[4]

Planned Parenthood Express

From left: Suzanne Miron, Clinic Site Manager, Planned Parenthood Express; Scott Blanchard, CEO, PPNM; Alice Clayton, Director of Client Services, PPNM outside the Planned Parenthood Express health center

On August 23, 2001, Planned Parenthood Northern Michigan opened the Planned Parenthood Express health center. The center was located at 315 Shelden Avenue, Houghton. The center accepted walk-in hours as well as appointments. The center provided a range of reproductive health services including education and counseling; birth control supplies including pills; injectable contraceptives such as Depo Provera and Lunelle; condoms; pregnancy testing and options counseling; Emergency Contraception; and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.[5]

Tribute Gifts

In May 2004, Planned Parenthood Northern Michigan raised $10,000 in tribute gifts in honor of long-time staff members Scott Blanchard and Alice Clayton. The funds were matched by a $10,000 challenge grant issued by The Frey Foundation and the total amount was placed in PPNM’s Endowment Fund.[3]


  1. Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan: 2008 Annual Report
  2. Keweenaw Now: Planned Parenthood Express expands health services, July 4, 2002 (accessed on Feb. 18, 2013)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Marquette Monthly - May, 2004 (accessed on Feb. 18, 2013)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 PPNM: PPNM Education Services (accessed on Oct. 23, 2004 via the WayBack Machine)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Keweenaw Today: Planned Parenthood to open local health center, Aug. 22, 2001 (accessed on Feb. 18, 2013)