New Morning, a South Carolina nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 grant from The Leon Levine Foundation (TLLF) to support its program that provides free and low-cost birth control to uninsured and underinsured women throughout the state. The program, No Drama, is embedded within more than 140 health clinics and has already served more than 400,000 women in South Carolina resulting in a 44% decrease in unwanted births.
"New Morning has established itself as a statewide leader and resource by comprehensively addressing barriers for women as they seek access to birth control," observed Dr. Mike Richardson, TLLF's Senior Program Officer for Healthcare. "We're honored to partner with New Morning and proud to fund the No Drama initiative."
With funding from public and private partners, New Morning has built a collaborative network of clinics in all 46 counties across the state to offer patient-centered, contraceptive counseling and eight methods of free or low-cost birth control. It represents the largest state-based birth control access program in the Southeast.
“We are enormously grateful to The Leon Levine Foundation for supporting South Carolina’s women and families. Demand for birth control has grown over the past year, and this grant will help us continue to ensure that every woman has equitable access to high-quality counseling and birth control, if she wishes to prevent or delay a pregnancy,” said Bonnie Kapp, New Morning’s president and chief executive officer.
With partners like The Leon Levine Foundation, New Morning aims to sustain and expand its impact, and is now seeking support from donors to help achieve this goal. To learn more about how you can help this vital program, please visit www.newmorning.org.
About New Morning
New Morning is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, private-sector, grant-making organization dedicated to improving reproductive health education, counseling and clinical services throughout South Carolina. It serves as the lead organization for No Drama. For more information, visit newmorning.org.
About The Leon Levine Foundation
Established in 1980 by Leon Levine (Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Family Dollar Stores, Inc.), The Leon Levine Foundation supports programs and organizations that improve the human condition through investments in education, healthcare, human services, and Jewish values. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the Foundation invests in nonprofits across North Carolina and South Carolina with strong leadership, a track record of success, and a plan for financial sustainability. Through its investments, the Foundation intends to create pathways to self-sufficiency, champion strategies for permanent change, and facilitate opportunities for growth. Learn more online at www.leonlevinefoundation.org or follow on Twitter and Facebook @LeonLevineFdn.
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