Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties

New York State offers assistance for parents of children under the age of 5 with nutritious foods including fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as healthy protein sources. 

The Catholic Charities of Columbia and Green Counties WIC Program services both Catskill and Hudson. For program information and eligibility, come to the office and speak with a WIC services representative today.

Welcome to WIC

WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children. WIC’s goal is to improve the health and nutrition of moms, babies and kids. It is well known that pregnancy and early childhood are among the most important times for growth and development and Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties WIC is here to help.  We offer NYS WIC program support to those who live in our surrounding area.

Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties WIC Program offers nutritional support, a caring ear to listen to your concerns, help in determining eligibility, support for healthy decision making, and we provide you with referrals to other resources.

Those who qualify for WIC benefits receive supplemental food vouchers that provide financial support in purchasing groceries.  We also provide breastfeeding support and nutritional education.

Contact our WIC office for more information about our program and to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members about eligibility and enrolling.

For our Columbia County locations call (518) 828-9668.
For our Greene County locations call (518) 943-9082

WIC PROGRAM

Columbia County Clinic:

431 East Allen Street Hudson, NY  12534
Mon – Tues, Thurs – Friday: 8am – 4pm
Wed: 11am – 7pm

 

Greene County Clinic:

66 William Street Catskill, NY  12414
Mon – Tues, Thurs – Friday: 8am – 4pm
Wed: 11am – 7pm

Clinic is also held at satellite sites each month as follow:

WEEK OF MONTH MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
1st week St. Luke’s Church

Valatie

9:30-2:00

2nd Week St. Jame’s Church

Chatham

9:30-2:00

3rd week St. Theresa’s Church

Windham

9:30-2:00

Our Lady of Hope

Copake Falls

9:30-2:00

4th Week St. Luke’s Church

Valatie

9:30-2:00

Hudson office 828-9668 or Catskill Office 943-9082

431 East Allen St. Hudson               66 William Street Catskill

Call to set an appointment at the site of your choice.

 

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider

 

Income Requirements

Effective through June 30, 2018.

Gross Income
Household Size Annual Monthly Twice-Monthly Bi-Weekly Weekly
1 $22,311 $1,860 $930 $859 $430
2 $30,044 $2,504 $1,252 $1,156 $578
3 $37,777 $3,149 $1,575 $1,453 $727
4 $45,510 $3,793 $1,897 $1,751 $876
5 $53,243 $4,437 $2,219 $2,048 $1,024
6 $60,976 $5,082 $2,541 $2,346 $1,173
7 $68,709 $5,726 $2,863 $2,643 $1,322
8 $76,442 $6,371 $3,186 $2,941 $1,471
For each additional
member, add:
+$7,733 +$645 +$323 +$298 +$149

Categorical Requirements

WIC provides benefits to:

  • Pregnant Women
  • Breastfeeding Women
  • Postpartum Women
  • Infants
  • Children under the age of 5

Residential Requirements

Applicants must be a resident of the state of New York to apply for the Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties WIC Program.

Why is Breastfeeding important?

 

 

 

 

 

  • Breastmilk keeps your baby healthy by
    • Providing all the necessary nutrients in the appropriate amounts
    • Protecting against allergies, infections, diseases, and obesity
    • Being easy to digest leading to less constipation, diarrhea, and stomach upset
  • Breastfeeding helps the mother’s health as it
    • Reduces the risk of Type 2 Diabetes and some cancers
    • Helps mother’s return to their pre-pregnancy weight easier
    • Strengthens the bond between mother and child
  • Breastmilk changes in volume and composition to meet the needs of the baby
  • Breastmilk is always ready, no bottles to clean
  • Breastmilk is available whenever the baby is hungry

Breastfeeding Peer Counselors

On staff at WIC we have breastfeeding peer counselors, they are current or past WIC moms that breastfed their infants.  They are available to talk to you about breastfeeding.  They are here to answer your questions and address your concerns.  Apply for WIC as a pregnant or breastfeeding mom and gain access to this wonderful resource.

Helpful hints for breastfeeding

  • Hold your baby skin to skin
  • Breastfeed soon after birth and frequently
    • Early on 8 to 12 times in a 24-hour period is normal
  • Keep your baby in the hospital room with you
  • Avoid pacifiers and bottles until breastfeeding is well established
  • Need additional support or advice, talk with a breastfeeding peer counselor

Where can I use my WIC benefits?

Use the link below to find a store near you.

Find a WIC Store

 

Office Locations

Hudson
431 E. Allen St.
Hudson, NY 12534
ph: (518) 828-9668
fx: (518) 697-3131
Catskill
66 William St.
Catskill, NY 12414
ph: (518) 943-9082
fx: (518) 943-9054