Leon County Addresses Period Povertywith Free Menstrual Product Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 18, 2022

Leon County Addresses Period Poverty
with Free Menstrual Product Program


To address period poverty in the community, Leon County will now offer free menstrual products—pads and tampons—in many Leon County-owned public restrooms. Clearly labeled dispensers are now installed in female and gender-neutral bathrooms at Leon County libraries, parks and other County-owned buildings along with Florida Department of Health in Leon County facilities.
In addition to installing period products dispensers, the County has also hosted forums and other public education events on period poverty.

County facilities that are offering free menstrual products include:
  • Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe Street
  • Leon County Government Annex Building, 1st Floor, 315 S. Calhoun Street
  • Leon County Human Services & Community Partnerships, 615 Paul Russell Road
Libraries
  • LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library, 200 W. Park Avenue
  • Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library, 2817 S. Adams Street
  • Eastside Branch Library, 1583 Pedrick Road
  • Lake Jackson Branch Library, 3840-300 N. Monroe Street
  • Northeast Branch Library, 5513 Thomasville Road
  • Woodville Branch Library, 8000 Old Woodville Road
  • Jane G. Sauls Fort Braden Branch Library, 16327 Blountstown Highway
Parks and Greenways
  • J Lee Vause Park, 6024 Old Bainbridge Road
  • Daniel B. Chaires Community Park, 4768 Chaires Cross Road
  • Canopy Oaks Community Park, 3250 Point View Drive
  • J. Lewis Hall Sr. Park, 1492 J. Lewis Hall Sr. Lane
  • Miccosukee Community Park, 15011 Cromartie Road
  • Fort Braden Community Park, 15100 Blountstown Highway
  • Pedrick Pond Park, 5701 Mahan Dr
  • Fred George Greenway Park, 3043 Capital Circle NW
  • Apalachee Regional Park, 7300 Apalachee Parkway
Community Centers
  • Fort Braden Community Center, 16387 Blountstown Highway
  • Dorothy Cooper Spence Community Center, 4768 Chaires Cross Road
  • Miccosukee Community Center, 13887 Moccasin Gap Road
  • Bradfordville Community Center, 6808 Beech Ridge Trail
Florida Department of Health Buildings
  • Florida Department of Health in Leon County Roberts & Stevens Clinic, 1515 Old Bainbridge Road
  • Florida Department of Health in Leon County, 2965 Municipal Way
  • Florida Department of Health in Leon County, 872 W. Orange Avenue
  • The Molar Express – Florida Department of Health in Leon County, 912 Railroad Avenue
For more information, contact John Leeds, Office of Resource Stewardship, Operations Director at (850) 606-5000 / LeedsJ@LeonCountyFL.gov or Mathieu Cavell, Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov.
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