Cornerstone Family Healthcare WIC Program

(845) 568-5473

Being a single parent can be difficult. From financial challenges, to learning how to breastfeed and beyond. Cornerstone WIC is here for you. Our program provides assistance to single women and men who have kids under the age of five who need help paying for certain items at local pharmacies and grocery stores. With an extensive list of quality and nutritious items to choose from, we will help you provide for your family’s needs.

WIC’s mission is to safeguard the health of low income families by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information of healthy eating, and referrals to health care. Participants have access to health screening, nutrition counseling and breastfeeding counseling. Even working families may be eligible- call us to make an appointment today!

Cornerstone Family Healthcare WIC now serves Newburgh, Middletown, Highland Falls, and Port Jervis!

Ser padre soltero puede ser difícil. Desde dificultades financieras, hasta aprender a amamantar y más Cornerstone WIC está aquí para usted. Nuestro programa brinda asistencia a mujeres y hombres solteros que tienen hijos menores de cinco años que necesitan ayuda para pagar ciertos artículos en las farmacias y tiendas de comestibles locales. Con una lista extensa de artículos nutritivos y de calidad para elegir, lo ayudaremos a satisfacer las necesidades de su familia.

La misión de WIC es salvaguardar la salud de las familias de bajos ingresos al proporcionar alimentos nutritivos para complementar las dietas, información sobre alimentación saludable, y referencias al cuidado de la salud. Los participantes tienen acceso a evaluaciones de salud, asesoramiento nutricional y asesoramiento sobre la lactancia materna. Las familias trabajadoras pueden ser elegibles, ¡llámenos hoy para hacer una cita!

Cornerstone Family Healthcare WIC ahora brinda servicios en Newburgh, Middletown, Highland Falls y Port Jervis.

Click below to go to Cornerstone Family Healthcare’s Website:

Haga clic a continuación para ir al sitio web de Cornerstone Family Healthcare:

Visit Cornerstone Family Healthcare's Website

Click below to go to WIC Association of New York State’s Website:

Haga clic a continuación para ir al sitio web de la Asociación WIC del Estado de Nueva York:

Visit WIC Association of New York State's Website

Cornerstone's WIC program is OPEN and TAKING APPLICATIONS

Cornerstone’s WIC program supports and safeguards the health of pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets and information on healthy eating. We provide breastfeeding support!

If you are or anyone you know needs these services, Cornerstone’s WIC Program is Open (remotely) and can be reached at 845-568-5473.

Our Temporary Hours of Operation:
Monday-Wednesday, Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 8 am – 4 pm

El programa WIC de Cornerstone está ABIERTO y TOMANDO APLICACIONES

El programa WIC de Cornerstone apoya y protege la salud de las mujeres embarazadas, posparto y lactantes, bebés, y niños hasta 5 años de edad que están en riesgo nutricional al proporcionar alimentos nutritivos para complementar su alimentación e información sobre una alimentación saludable. ¡Brindamos apoyo para la lactancia materna!

Si usted o alguien que conoce necesita estos servicios, el Programa WIC de Cornerstone está abierto (de forma remota) y puede comunicarse con ellos al 845-568-5473.

Nuestras Horas Temporales de Operación:
Lunes a miércoles, viernes: 9 am – 5 pm
Jueves: 8 am – 4 pm

Breastfeeding and COVID-19 Guidance

Guía Sobre la Lactancia y COVID-19

According to the CDC:

  • Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for most infants. We do not know whether mothers with COVID-19 can transmit the virus via breast milk, but the limited data available suggest this is not likely.
  • Whether and how to start or continue breastfeeding in moms with suspected or positive COVID infection should be determined by the mother in coordination with her family and healthcare providers.
  • A mother with confirmed COVID-19 should be counseled to take precautions to avoid spreading the virus to her infant, including hand-washing and wearing a cloth face covering.

Según los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades:

  • La leche materna es la mejor fuente de nutrición para la mayoría de los bebés. No sabemos si las madres con COVID-19 pueden transmitir el virus a través de la leche materna, pero los datos limitados disponibles sugieren que esto no es probable.
  • En madres con sospecha o infección positiva de COVID, la madre debe determinar si y cómo comenzar o continuar la lactancia materna en coordinación con su familia y proveedores de atención médica.
  • Se debe aconsejar a una madre con COVID-19 confirmado que tome precauciones para evitar la propagación del virus a su bebé, incluido el lavado de manos y el uso de una mascarilla.

Breastfeeding and Immunity

La Lactancia Materna e Inmunidad

Mother’s antibodies provides immunity for infant.
Los anticuerpos de la madre proporcionan inmunidad al bebé.

For more information, visit:
https://wicbreastfeeding.fns.usda.gov/breastfeeding-benefits
https://kellymom.com/pregnancy/bf-prep/how_breastmilk_protects_newborns/

Para obtener más información, visite:
https://lllecuador.org/index.php/informacion-sobre-la-lactancia/beneficios-de-la-lactancia/


 

 

 

Get a great start by trying to breastfeed your infant within the first hour after birth.

Tenga un buen comienzo tratando de amamantar a su bebé dentro de la primera hora después del nacimiento.


WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are:

  • Moms just like you
  • Available day and night
  • Experienced at breastfeeding
  • Trained to help solve breastfeeding concerns
  • Trained to know when medical help is needed

Las Consejeras de la Lactancia Materna Son:

  • Mamás como usted
  • Disponible día y noche
  • Expertas en lactancia
  • Capacitadas para ayudar a resolver problemas de lactancia
  • Capacitadas para saber cuándo se necesita ayuda médica

Meet Our Breastfeeding Peer Counselors

Conozca a Nuestras Consejeras de la Lactancia Materna

For more information on breastfeeding, visit:
https://wicbreastfeeding.fns.usda.gov/
https://www.llli.org/

Para obtener más información sobre la lactancia materna, visite:
https://www.llli.org/espanol/


 

Festive Recipes                          Recetas Festivas

Click on the recipe name to open the recipe!

¡Haga clic en el nombre de la receta para abrir la receta!


Food Safety

Prepare your favorite dishes safely!

Use the following tips this holiday season:

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For more information on roasting other holiday meats, click here!

Seguridad Alimenticia

¡Prepara sus platos favoritos de forma segura!

Utilice los siguientes consejos estos días festivos:

Haga clic en la imagen para ampliar

Para obtener más información sobre cómo asar otras carnes festivas, haga clic aquí.


Farmers’ Market Season is Here!

¡La temporada de los mercados agricolas está aquí!

Farmers Market Checks June 3rd  – Sept 30th
All WIC participants 6 months and older are eligible for
Farmers Market Checks!

Cheques del Mercado de Agricultores 1 de Junio – 30 de Septiembre 
¡Participantes de WIC de 6 meses de edad en adelante son eligibles!


Little Chefs

Currently on hold until further notice. Suspendido hasta nuevo aviso.

Getting kids involved in cooking can encourage them to try new foods and flavors! Little Chefs features kid friendly recipes that  children will enjoy and  help make. Join us every third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m.  to cook up some tasty food. Kids who participate receive a free apron and chef hat!

New York State WIC has expanded its Acceptable Foods list!

¡El program de WIC del Estado de Nueva York ha expandido su lista de alimentos aceptables!

 

Click on the link: https://nyswicvendors.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/New-WIC-Foods-2020-.pdf  to view the NEW items added to the following categories:

Haga clic en el enlace: https://nyswicvendors.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/New-WIC-Foods-2020-.pdf  para ver los NUEVOS alimentos agregados a las siguientes categorías:

    • Tofu
    • Soy Beverage / Bebidas de Soya
    • Yogurt/ Yogur
    • Infant Fruits & Vegetables / Frutas y Vegetales infantiles
    • Infant Meat / Carnes infantiles
    • Hot cereal / Cereales calientes
    • Cold cereal (whole and non-whole grain) / Cereales fríos
    • Whole grains (bread, corn/whole wheat tortillas) / Granos integrales (pan,tortillas de maiz o trígo integral)
    • Juice / Jugo

Click on the link: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/4099.pdf  to view the WIC Acceptable Foods Card.  

Haga clic en el enlace: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/4022.pdf para ver la Tarjeta de alimentos aceptados por WIC, en español.

 

Click on the link: https://nyswicvendors.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/3791_NYS_WIC_FoodsGuide-English-FINAL.pdf to view the NYS WIC Foods Guide booklet.

Haga clic en enlace: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/4469.pdf  para ver el folleto de NYS WIC  Foods Guide, en español.

 

 

Click on a link below for more information on this topic!

101 Screen-Free Activities   

101 Screen Free Activities in Spanish

Child Feeding

Enjoy each other while enjoying family meals.  Keep meal time relaxed to nourish the body and help your family make stronger connections. Let your little ones select which foods to put on their plates and how much to eat from the healthy choices you provide.

Feed their independent spirit at meal times. Each meal with your preschoolers is a chance to help them grow and learn to make some decisions on their own. Encourage them to make their own food choices from the healthy foods you offer. Start early an you’ll help them build healthy eating habits for life.

Let go a little to gain a lot. It’s natural for moms to worry about their preschooler’s eating habits. Offer healthy foods and let your kids choose from them. They’ll be more likely to enjoy meal time and eat enough, so everyone is happier.

Think beyond a single meal. Keep in mind what your child eats over time. Meals and healthy snacks give children several chances every day to eat a variety of foods. If your child eats only a little or nothing at one meal, don’t worry. He’ll make up got it with other meals and snacks to get what he needs for good health over time.

Let your kids be produce pickers. Help them pick fruits and veggies at the store.

Want your kids to reach for a healthy snack? Make sure fruits and veggies are in reach.

Fruits, Vegetables, Low-fat Dairy, and Whole Grains

Strong bodies need strong bones. Give your preschooler fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk or yogurt at meals and snacks. They’re packed with vitamins, minerals, and protein for strong, healthy bones.

Milk Matters. Children of every age, and adults too, need the calcium, protein, and vitamin D fund on milk for strong bones. teeth, and muscles. Serve fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk or yogurt at meals and snacks.

Whole grains make a difference. Whole grains help keep your heart healthy and are good for digestion and a healthy weight. Choose foods with “100% whole wheat” or “100% whole grains” on the label. Or check the ingredient lost to see of the word “whole” s before the first ingredient listed (for example, whole wheat flour). If it is, it’s whole grain.

Breastfeeding

Give breastfeeding mom your loving support. Most people think of breastfeeding as something just between mom and baby. The truth is, breastfeeding is a special time for everyone. Breastfeeding gives mom, dad, grandparents and the entire family a reason to be proud and become part of the new baby”s life.

Yes, busy moms breastfeed! Juggling work, school, family, friends, or other demands might make you nervous about breastfeeding or wonder if it’s worth it if you only have a short time at home. Breastfeeding is definitely worth it – for your baby, and your entire family. With loving support, you can enjoy all of the benefits it provides.

Be comfortable breastfeeding anytime, anywhere. Many new mothers worry about breastfeeding around others, even around people they know. With a little planing and practice, they soon find they can breastfeed anytime, anywhere. And you will too.

Introducing New Foods, Cooking and Eating Together

Sometimes new foods take time. Kids don’t always take to new foods right away. Offer new fruits and vegetables many times, served a variety of ways. Give your kids just a taste at first and be patient with them.

Let them learn by serving themselves. Let your kids serve themselves at dinner. Teach them to take small amounts at first. Assure them they can get more if they’re still hungry.

Make meals and memories together. It’s a lesson they’ll use for life!

Patience works better than pressure. Offer your children new foods. Then, let them choose how much to eat. Kids are more likely to enjoy new foods when eating them is their own choice. It also teaches them how to be independent.

Meet Our WIC Staff

Our WIC Staff is here to provide you with nutrition education and services, breastfeeding support and education, and referrals to community and health care programs.

Pamela Roeloffs, RD, CDN, CLC

Nutrition Coordinator/Breastfeeding Coordinator 

 

Lesley Hoffman, RDN, CLC
Qualified Nutritionist

Jane Martin, MS, RDN, LDN
Qualified Nutritionist

Vicky Enriquez, RDN, CDN
Qualified Nutritionist

Jennifer Pinos, MS, RDN
Qualified Nutritionist

Samantha Guercio, MS, RDN
Qualified Nutritionist


Jesenia Rodriguez
Lead Clerk

Diana Espitia

Support Staff/Clerk

Nana Serwaa Opoku-Adomako

Support Staff/Clerk

Marinancy Rocha-Ruiz

Support Staff/Clerk

Paola Santos

Outreach Coordinator/Clerk

Jamie Cohen-Striano

Support Staff/Clerk

Brenda Houghtaling

Support Staff/Clerk

Forms

NYS WIC Formulas

General Information

Office Locations

Newburgh
147 Lake St.
Newburgh, NY 12550
ph: (845) 568-5473
fx: (845) 568-5479
Temporary hours until further notice
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 9am-5pm
Thu: 8am-4pm
Port Jervis
140 Hammond St.
Port Jervis, NY 12771
ph: (845) 568-5473
fx: (845) 856-8172
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 9am-5pm
Thu: 8am-4pm (Temporary Hours Until Further Notice)
Middletown
27 North Street
Middletown, 10940
ph: (845)568-5473
fx: (845)568-5479
Mon, Tue: 9am-5pm
Every 2nd, 4th, & 5th Wed: 9am-5pm
Highland Falls
341 Main St.
Highland Falls, NY 10928
ph: (845) 568-5473
fx: (845) 568-5479
Every 1st and 3rd Wed: 10am-4pm