Department of Public Health

Reproductive Health Education

Free Condom Pick-up Locations | Photo Voice Project | Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections Presentations | Resources & Links

Let's Talk Beyond the Birds and the Bees

A Parent’s Guide to Engaging in a Sexual Health Conversation

Talking to your children about sexuality and abstinence is not always easy, but it is very important! Parents and caregivers play a critical role in their children's decisions about sex. Information is available to help you have an open, honest, and informed conversations about sex with your children. Download tips here in English or in Spanish. Additional information is also available by emailing or calling Heather at (616) 393-5774.

One Voice: A Photo Voice Project

Empowering Pregnant & Parenting Ottawa County Teens

Video: Teens share their stories.

In 2013, the Ottawa Youth Sexual Health Coalition (OYSHC) was awarded $2,000 from the Holland/Zeeland Community Foundation to reach teens. The money was used to create the One Voice project, as a way for pregnant and parenting teens to tell their stories through photography.

The goal of this project is to encourage teens to delay sexual activity; and for individuals already having sex to continuously use contraception consistently and correctly every time. Ottawa County pregnant and parenting teens, working with the One Voice project, have helped other teens to think about how their sexual health choices may impact their lives.

The result of the One Voice project has increased understanding of how we need to treat and serve others, along with creating awareness in our community about the challenges of being a pregnant or parenting teen. You can help!

Wear One – Free Condom Pick-up Locations

The Wear One campaign was created to increase condom availability and create awareness and acceptance of condom use in our communities. Our goal is to decrease sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies, by decreasing barriers such as cost, embarrassment, judgment and the lack of access and availability of free condoms, primarily for 18 - 24 year old individuals who engage in sexual behaviors.

Participating Locations

Hudsonville

Grand Haven

Department of Public Health
3100 Port Sheldon Road
(616) 669-0040
Mon, Wed, Fri
8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm
www.miOttawa.org/SexEd
Crows Nest
933 Robbins Road
(616) 414-7435
Mon-Sat 1-9pm
crowsnest.siterubix.com

Department of Public Health
1207 South Beechtree Street
Suite B
(616) 846-8360
Monday: 8am-5pm
Monday: 5pm-6pm
by appointment only
Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Friday: by appointment only
Closed: 12pm-1pm
www.miOttawa.org/SexEd

Holland

BAM
478 E 16th St
(616) 392-7086
Sun 12pm-2am
Mon-Thurs 12pm-12am
Fri 7am-2am
Sat 9am-2am
www.gobamgo.com

Center for Women in Transition

SANE Program
411 Butternut Drive
(616) 392-2829
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Evening hours by appointment
www.cwitmi.org

Casey's Food and Spirits
91 Douglas Ave #170
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 394-7500
www.partyatcaseys.com

Community Action House
345 W 14th St
Holland, MI
(616) 392-2368
www.communityactionhouse.org

Department of Public Health
12251 James Street
(616) 396-5266
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
www.miOttawa.org/SexEd

GVSU Meijer Campus in Holland
515 S. Waverly Rd
 (616) 331-3910
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
www.gvsu.edu/holland

Hoodoo Tattoo
West Lakewood Boulevard
(616) 298-4207
Mon-Sat 10:30am-8pm

Intercare (Community Outreach only)
285 James St
(616) 399.0200 x 54218
Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm
Fri 8am-5pm
www.intercare.org

Macatawa Resource Center
665 136th Ave
(616) 399-5160
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
www.macatawaresourcecenter.org

Pure Addiction
76 East Lakewood Boulevard #1
(616) 796-8676
Mon-Thurs 12-8pm
Fri & Sat 12-9pm
http://on.fb.me/1AwMfgJ

Sammy’s Nails
380 Central Ave
(616) 928-0270
Mon-Thurs 10am-7pm
Fri 9am-7pm
Sat 9am-6pm

Sammy’s Place
4 W 16th St
(616) 928-0650
Mon-Thurs 10am-7pm
Fri 9am-7pm
Sat 9am-6pm

Shooters 711 Bar & Grill
143 Douglas Avenue
(616) 928-0297
Sun-Sat 10am-2am
www.shooters711.com

Near Grand Valley State University

Campus Party Store
4814 Lake Michigan Drive
Allendale,  MI 49401
(616) 895-2170
Daily 11:30am-12:30am
http://ow.ly/ut5Ab

GVSU Campus Health Center 
10383 42nd Ave., Suite A
Allendale, MI 49401
(616) 252-6030
Mon & Thurs 9am-6pm
Tues, Wed & Fri 9am-5pm
www.metrohealth.net

GVSU LGBT Resource Center
1161 Kirkhof Center
Allendale, MI 49401
(616) 331-2530
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
www.gvsu.edu/lgbtrc

GVSU Recreation Center 
Fieldhouse
Allendale, MI 49401
(616) 331-3313
Sun 11am-12am
Mon-Thurs 6am-12am
Fri 6am-9pm
Sat 8am-8pm 
www.gvsu.edu/rec

GVSU Women's Center
1201 Kirkhof Center
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401
(616) 331-2748
Mon-Thurs 8am-6pm
Fri 8am-5pm
www.gvsu.edu/women_cen

Hip Party Store
10745 48th Ave # 125
Allendale,  MI 49401
(616) 892-2376
Daily 11:30am-12:30am

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Pregnancy & Sexually Transmitted Infections Presentations

Health Educators are available for classroom presentations on risks associated with sexual activity, sexually transmitted infections, prevention methods including abstinence and contraceptives. Information regarding Department of Public Health clinic services, family planning and STI clinics will also be given to students. For more information please contact Heather Alberda at (616) 393-5774.

Resources & Links to Family Planning/STD Clinics

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CONTACT US

  • Phone: (616) 396-5266
    FAX: (616) 393-5643
    Clinic FAX: (616) 393-5659
  • Monday - Friday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm

Social Media Sites Policy

Other Locations

Grand Haven
1207 South Beechtree Street
Suite B
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone: (616) 846-8360
Fax: (616) 844-1778

Monday: 8am-5pm
Monday: 5pm-6pm
by appointment only
Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Friday: by appointment only
Closed: 12pm-1pm

Hudsonville
3100 Port Sheldon Road
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Phone: (616) 669-0040
FAX: (616) 669-3039

Tuesday & Friday:
8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm