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  • Our WeARE founding board member Julie Ingleman (right) and WeARE's communication lead Deb Prazak (left) preparing for our new WeARE The Clinic space.

  • It's out! Read about ARE in the Spring issue of her voice released today!

  • Meet WeARE Executive Director Becky Twamley, who has led the effort to get WeARE's advocacy, education, and services up and running. Thank you for your leadership and dedication.

  • Want to know when the Clinic Open House is happening? Be sure and sign-up for our WeARE UpDate newsletter.

  • Stand with us!

  • Have you seen our new website? Visit us at to find out about what we do and who we are!

  • Happy Valentine's Day from ARE!

WeARE The Clinic

  • Thank you to Clinton School of Public Service friends for helping with setting up the clinic!

  • Our painting volunteers are critical to making The Clinic space a place for youth.

  • Clinic Medical Director Joins WeARE Minto Porter will volunteer as Medical Director for The Clinic. Dr. Porter attended the University of North Dakota where she graduated with her MD in 2001. At the University of Western Michigan, she received her general pediatrics training and practiced general pediatrics at Centracare for 6 years. Dr. Porter received an allergy, asthma, and immunology fellowship at Henry Ford Health System in 2010 and has been practicing with that focus at Essentia Health since 2012. Welcome, Minto!

  • Stay tuned for more interior design updates!

  • Call your senators today and demand a bill that decreases premiums and provides quality healthcare for all. 202-224-3121

  • Sneak peek of the Clinic, opening in October!

  • Clinic Manager Hired We are excited to announce that Jennifer VanHorn will serve as the new RN Clinic Manager. Jennifer received her nurse’s training from Central Lakes College in Brainerd in 1998 and completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through the College of St. Scholastica in 2011. Jennifer has been employed with Essentia Health and St. Joseph’s Medical Center for the past 18 years and her past nursing experiences include medical and surgical nursing, labor and delivery, pediatrics, intensive care, and anticoagulation management, and works as an adjunct instructor at Central Lakes College. Welcome, Jennifer!

Community Events

  • thanks to our musicians! cc: Joey Halvorson Photography

  • WeARE Board members greeting supporters!

#thxbirthcontrol stories

  • Youth Advisory Board member Maison sharing her #thxbirthcontrol message today!

  • Morgan 26, is helping lead the way as a young professional. Thanks for sharing your #thxbirthcontrol story.

  • Kristell 26 joins the #thxbirthcontrol campaign

  • Chloe 25, give her a shout out for #thxbirthcontrolcampaign. Empowering lives

  • A shout out from a little one! #thxbirthcontrol

  • We are gearing up with messages from people like you with #thxbirthcontrol. Comment or Email us at your #thxbirthcontrol story!

  • Brynn 26, thanks for sharing your story. #thxbirthcontrol

  • Today is #ThxBirthControl Day! Join the movement! Learn how you can share your BC love!

WeARE The Clinic Open House

Youth Advisory Board Open House