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A STEP AHEAD FOUNDATION OF EAST TENNESSEE INC

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Health & Medicine
  • Immigrants & Refugees
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Women

Location

PO BOX 5281KNOXVILLE, TN 37928 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

A Step Ahead Foundation of East Tennessee is dedicated to improving the educational, economic and health outcomes of women and children in our community by providing access to family planning education and long acting reversible contraception (LARC).

Description

A Step Ahead Foundation of East Tennessee has 3 main programs that we are operating: Graduate First - designed to work with local community colleges, university's and college prep programs to raise awareness of the impact of an unplanned pregnancy on successful graduation and provide education about the most effective forms of birth control available from abstinence to long acting reversible contraception. Breaking Barriers - designed to work with disadvantaged and economically struggling women to identify goals, develop life plan and to identify barriers that are caused by an unplanned pregnAndy there for creating an opportunity to break the cycle of inter generational poverty. Empowering women at risk - Empower women at risk of having a baby exposed to prescription drugs (Opiodis) or illegal drugs through working with responsible pain management providers, drug rehabilitation centers, support groups and other community partners with a strong focus on family planning education, impact of giving birth to a baby that has been exposed to Opioids/illegal drugs and provide access to long acting reversible contraception to prevent an unplanned pregnancy.

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