Cornerstone Family Healthcare announced that it has assumed operation of the New York State Women, Infants and Children (WIC) care site in Harriman, NY. WIC is a Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) that strives to improve the health and nutrition of pregnant women, new mothers and their children.
“Pregnancy and early childhood are among the most important times for growth and development,” shared Monica Bernard-Thompson, Cornerstone Family Healthcare’s WIC Program Director. “Cornerstone’s WIC team is here to support and safeguard the health of mothers and their kids through a variety of programs.”
WIC provides income eligible women and children free healthy food and services, including breastfeeding support, nutrition counseling, health education, health care referrals, referrals to other services.
The New York State WIC Program is available to pregnant women, infants or children up to five years old, mothers of children up to six months old, and breastfeeding mothers of babies up to 12 months old. To qualify, a recipient must be a resident of New York State (citizenship is not required), meet income eligibility guidelines or receive SNAP, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and be assessed by a WIC professional.
Cornerstone’s new WIC office is located at 33 NY 17-M, Harriman, NY 10926. Cornerstone operates four additional WIC sites in Newburgh, Middletown, Port Jervis and Highland Falls. WIC offers friendly, bilingual services and convenient hours including early mornings, late nights and one Sunday morning each month.
Interested individuals and families can call (845) 568-5473 to make an appointment. Information and access to the application can be found at: http://bit.ly/CornerstoneWIC