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Enjoy browsing our popular collection of affordable and budget-friendly house plans! When people build a home in this uncertain economy, they may be concerned about costs more than anything else.
They want to make sure that they can afford the monthly mortgage payment. With that in mind, we proudly present a nice selection of affordable, budget house plans with your wallet in mind.
Most of these affordable home designs have a modest square footage and just enough bedrooms for a small family. Costly extras are minimized with these affordable home plans, and the overall home designs are somewhat simple.
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Our friends at Crime Victims Assistance Center have launched a new social media series called: “What Are You Talking About!?”  The series highlights important conversations with some of our region’s’ top local advocates. And we’re excited to share the first episode, featuring FamPlan’s own Aviva Friedman chatting with CVAC’s Quinn Singer  on the topic of […]

Did you know that April is National Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month? Every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. And every 9 minutes, that victim is a child. 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed, 2.8% attempted). About […]

In the early 20th century, Mary Ware Dennett was a strong advocate for social reform — specifically, sex education and a woman’s ability to access forms of contraception. During this time, Dennett co-authored several works speaking on sex education and birth control laws. Her main focus was dismantling the Comstock Act of 1873, which criminalized […]

In the early 20th century, Mary Ware Dennett was a strong advocate for social reform — specifically, sex education and a woman’s ability to access forms of contraception. During this time, Dennett co-authored several works speaking on sex education and birth control laws. Her main focus was dismantling the Comstock Act of 1873, which criminalized […]

Family Planning has been selected as the beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for the month of April. Each time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Hannaford in Oneonta now through April 30, we will receive a $1 donation. Supporters can also purchase a reusable Community Bag online with their […]

Today is International Trans Day of Visibility. Held annually March 31, it’s a time to celebrate transgender & non-binary people, as well as to honor the courage it takes to live openly & authentically.   Here at FamPlan, we join the calls around the word that demand full equality for transgender & non-binary people. We […]

Loretta J. Ross is an academic and activist who co-created the theory of Reproductive Justice, which recognizes the integral intersectionality of reproductive rights and racial justice. The theory, developed in the mid-1990s, lead to an ongoing national movement to uplift the needs of the most marginalized individuals, families and communities — particularly women of color. […]

In the early 20th century, Mary Ware Dennett was a strong advocate for social reform — specifically, sex education and a woman’s ability to access forms of contraception. During this time, Dennett co-authored several works speaking on sex education and birth control laws. Her main focus was dismantling the Comstock Act of 1873, which criminalized […]

In the early 20th century, Mary Ware Dennett was a strong advocate for social reform — specifically, sex education and a woman’s ability to access forms of contraception. During this time, Dennett co-authored several works speaking on sex education and birth control laws. Her main focus was dismantling the Comstock Act of 1873, which criminalized […]

Dr. Helen Rodriguez-Trias, M.D., was born in New York City in 1929, but spent the majority of her early childhood in Puerto Rico. After her family moved back to New York when she was 10, Rodriguez-Trias was faced with racism and discrimination as she grew up a Latina in the city — an experience that […]

While every day is a woman’s day, today is officially International Women’s Day! Marked annually on March 8, It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. So today, let us celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness against bias — and take action for equality. Because from challenge comes change. […]

In 1951, Henrietta Lacks, a young Black woman and mother of five, visited Johns Hopkins Hospital where they found a malignant tumor on her cervix. A sample of Henrietta Lacks’ cancerous cells was taken and given, without her consent, to a researcher who found that her cells had an extraordinary ability to both survive and […]

Family Planning of South Central New York’s Medical Director Dr. Diane Georgeson, M.D., has been voted the “Best OB/GYN” by the readers of The Daily Star in Oneonta, N.Y. The “2020 Readers Choice Best of the Best” results were published in the daily newspaper’s print edition this past Wednesday, Feb. 24. This is the second […]

It's been quite the year... But one thing has remained the same — individuals in our community need access to high quality, affordable gynecological and reproductive medical care services. Each year, we serve thousands in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, and Otsego counties.

The holiday season is in full swing. And that means Family Planning of South Central New York’s five local medical centers will now shift into their end-of-the-year schedules. All five local centers will be closed on: Christmas Eve – Thursday, Dec. 24 Christmas Day – Friday, Dec. 25 New Year’s Day – Friday, Jan. 1 […]

With many roads throughout our region still snowed in due to the more than 40″ of snowfall here, all of our medical centers will remain closed today, Friday, Dec. 18.   Be safe and well out there, South Central New York, as we all work to dig ourselves out from under all of this snow! […]

Welp, looks like winter has found us, Upstate NY! All of our local medical centers are closed today, Dec. 17 due to the first winter storm of the season. We’ll return to regular business hours tomorrow morning. Please be safe out there, South Central New York. And thank you to our local highway departments, first […]

Because of your generous support during our A Community Thrives campaign in September and October, we were awarded an additional $10,000! Your gift helped us exceed our goal — and we are so grateful. Because of you, more individuals will be able to access quality, affordable gynecological and reproductive medical care. Thank you, from the bottom of our […]

You may have noticed that we are in a pandemic, and it has been going on for some time now.  COVID-19 is a very stressful situation and, for some people, sex and/or orgasm are major coping mechanisms for managing stress. Holidays typically bring their own stressors in a normal year, and this being the farthest … Continue reading Sex, Orgasm, Stress and the Holidays: COVID-19 Edition

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By Mareisa Weil, MFP Director of Development If you’re anything like me, you may not have it all together in terms of end-of-the-year tokens of affection for your friends and family. The fact that I sent out six holiday cards was a huge achievement for me. So, to help us all out, I have compiled … Continue reading REPRO GIFT GUIDE, 2020 Edition

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Worried you’ve been exposed to HIV? Let’s talk about PEP — a medicine you can take after a recent potential exposure. (Different from PrEP, the daily medicine you can take before potentially coming into contact with HIV.) Post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, can prevent HIV after possible exposure, like if you were having sex and the … Continue reading Let’s Talk About PEP, Baby

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The Associated Press has called the race: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be the next President and Vice President of the United States. We are deeply relieved that we will soon see an end to the divisive and harmful policies of the Trump-Pence administration, policies that negatively impacted women, immigrants, people of color, and … Continue reading Today We Celebrate, Tomorrow We Continue the Work

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Over half of people in the U.S. will get a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) during their lifetime, yet most adults don’t know how common STIs are — or that they’re on the rise. MFP’s STI Series aims to bridge that knowledge gap. Armed with the facts, we can bust stigma and stay healthy! “Asymtomatic.” The word’s usage has … Continue reading You Could Have the Most Common STI in the U.S. and Not Know It

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We know you know your status*. But did you know that there’s a little blue pill that helps prevent HIV? That’s right! It’s called pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, and it’s a daily medication to help prevent HIV for people at risk of exposure. That (longer-than-you-may-think) list includes: People with sexual partners of unknown HIV status; … Continue reading Get PrEP-ped to Prevent HIV

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For this guest post, we asked our friends at the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence to share a bit about how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting survivors, advocates, and service providers. Statewide domestic abuse helpline: 1-866-834-4357Deaf or hard of hearing: 1-800-473-1220 Since the arrival of COVID-19 in Maine, … Continue reading Domestic Abuse & COVID-19: What Mainers Need to Know

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Maine Family Planning is appalled at the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. This confirmation never should have moved forward in the first place — not so close to the election, with so many votes already cast, and not while people in Maine and across the country continue to wait … Continue reading MFP Condemns Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation

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Over half of people in the U.S. will get a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) during their lifetime, yet most adults don’t know how common STIs are — or that they’re on the rise. MFP’s STI Series aims to bridge that knowledge gap. Armed with the facts, we can bust stigma and stay healthy! Folks, we … Continue reading Should You Get Tested for Syphilis?

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Today is National Voter Registration Day 2020! That means there’s only another 41 days left until Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. And while you may be registered — what about your family? Your friends? Your neighbors? Are they aware of the voter deadlines here in New York? Of their voting options? Early voting dates? How […]

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a giant of American jurisprudence. And while we mourn her passing, we also celebrate her truly remarkable legal legacy and the positive impact her life’s work has had of the lives of women — and men — all across our nation. She was one of only nine women attending Harvard […]

Maine Family Planning—its supporters, its Board and its staff—are deeply saddened by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Collectively, we send our condolences to her family, loved ones and friends. Justice Ginsburg was a fierce and unrelenting champion of an individual’s right to choose abortion care. Her absence on the Supreme Court … Continue reading Honoring Justice Ginsburg

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Real talk: It’s not easy keeping rural clinics open, but it’s an essential part of our mission because we believe ALL Mainers need access to excellent, evidence-based sexual and reproductive health care, no matter where they live or what they earn. Last year, we faced an unexpected funding gap after the unethical, unlawful Domestic Gag … Continue reading 18 Clinics, 18 Days: Showing Up for Our Communities

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At a time when abortion care remains out of reach for too many people, Maine Family Planning remains dedicated to expanding access in our communities. A new report from Ibis Reproductive Health finds great support for MFP’s telehealth medication abortion services among patients and providers alike. The analysis, based on in-depth interviews with patients and … Continue reading “No Judgment, Just Care”: What It’s Like to Get an Abortion at MFP

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Here at Family Planning, we are committed to providing inclusive, compassionate, quality care — for *every* body.

When it comes to HIV, you can’t rely on symptoms to know whether or not you have the virus. In fact, you can look and feel perfectly healthy and still have an infection. That’s because HIV often has no symptoms. And this means the only way to know your status for sure is to get […]