Pro Action of Steuben & Yates Inc. Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Good nutrition during pregnancy and in the first years of your child’s life is very important. Pro Action’s WIC program provides pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under age 5 with healthy food, breastfeeding support, nutrition advice, and referrals to other services. Dads, grandparents, and caregivers can also apply for children in their care. ProAction (Pro Action) WIC serves Steuben County, New York.

Pro Action WIC may be able to help you and your child. APPLY NOW!

Pro Action WIC Provides:
Nutritious foods tailored to meet individualized needs
• Personalized nutrition education from nutritionists
Breastfeeding counseling and support
• Guidance and referrals to other helpful programs
• At home or in-person services- choose the option right for you

To learn more about the Pro Action WIC Program, and to access a WIC benefit application, visit the Pro Action WIC Website , or email us at: [email protected] or visit our Facebook page!

Learn more about WIC eligibility for NY WIC services in Bath, NY and other communities in Steuben County, NY.


ProAction WIC Highlights


Steuben County, New York
WIC BENEFITS, WIC PROGRAMS, WIC CLINICS, WIC OFFICE LOCATIONS

ProAction WIC proudly offers WIC benefits and support services to Bath, New York • Corning, New York • Hornell, New York,  and the surrounding communities.

How Do I Use My e-WIC card?

An eWIC card is like a debit card. You can use your eWIC card to buy WIC-approved foods at grocery stores that accept WIC. Your local WIC agency will add your family’s benefits to your eWIC account.

 

Shopping with e-WIC: English

Shopping with e-WIC: Spanish

Shopping with e-WIC: Mandarin


NYS eWIC Guide


What Foods Are WIC-Approved?


WIC2Go

WIC2Go is a mobile app for New York State WIC Participants.

WIC2Go can help you:

  • Check the dates and times of your WIC appointments
  • Check your current month’s benefit balance and expiration date
  • Scan items to see if they are WIC-approved
  • Locate WIC clinics
  • Locate WIC stores

WIC Connect

WIC Connect is a website for New York State WIC participants.

WIC Connect can help you:

  • Check your benefit balance
  • See your eWIC card transaction history
  • Set & reset your pin

Send documents for your WIC appointment to our secure email address: [email protected]


*Completing Your Certification Appointment*

  1. Read the Rights and Responsibilities
    See “Rights and Responsibilities” below.
  2. For Phone appointments
    please submit documents to [email protected] before your appointment.
  3. For in person appointments
    please bring your documents with you:

    • Proof of Identity
    • Proof of Income
      • If your household has Medicaid, SNAP (Foodstamps), or TANF we can use your CIN# or case letter as proof of income and do not need to see other documents for income eligibility. If you do not have Medicaid, SNAP (Foodstamps), or TANF, we need to see the last 30 days of income for your household. 
    • Proof of Residency See “What to Bring to Your Appointment” below for details on each category of proof requested.

Rights and Responsibilities

Applicants should review the Rights and Responsibilities before their appointment or at the certification appointment.

This will certify that the information they have provided for their eligibility determination is complete and correct to the best of their knowledge and that this information is being given in order to receive WIC benefits.


What To Bring To Your WIC Appointment


Other Appointment Types

Health and Nutrition Update (HNU) Appointment 
  • During an in person HNU appointment we will be obtaining updated height, weight and a hemoglobin screening as needed. If your appointment is over the phone, you may need to work with your Health Care Provider or the local agency to obtain this information.
Nutrition Education (NE) Appointment
  • These appointments can be done over the phone, in person or online.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Non-Discrimination Statement

NYS Income Guidelines

NYS Income Guidelines are used to help in the determination of income eligibility for families needing to qualify by their gross income.

Income GuidelinesMedicaid CIN Examples

Household Changes During a Certification

Per the Rights and Responsibilities, you must notify your WIC local agency if you move, your phone number changes, the income changes for anyone in the household, or if you want to change to another WIC local agency.

You may be asked to provide eligibility information mid-certification if a change occurs. Local agency staff will review what is required as needed.

wichealth - Nutrition Education on the Go!


Online WIC Lesson Topics

Pregnancy And Baby’s First 6 Months

• Eat Well for A Healthy Pregnancy
• Feeding Your Newborn
• Getting the Support You Need for Baby’s First Weeks
• Give You and Your Baby A Lifetime of Healthy Teeth
• Help Your Baby Sleep Safe and Sound In the Hospital -The First 48 Hours
• Preparing to Meet Your Newborn
• Returning to Work or School
• Taking Care of You After Baby Arrives
• Understanding Your Newborn: Sleep, Crying, and Cues

Feeding Your 6 To 24-Month-0ld

• Baby’s First Cup
• Feeding Your 1-Year-Old
• Feeding Your Infant Solid Foods

Feeding Your 2 To 5-Year-0ld

• Help Your Child Develop Healthy Eating Habits
• Making Mealtime a Family Time
• Solving Picky Eating

Keeping Your Family Healthy

• A Guide to Food Safety
• Happy, Healthy, Active Children
• Protect Your Family from Lead with Healthy Foods
• Two Minutes, Two Times a Day for a Healthy Smile
• Vaccinate Your Family

Choosing Healthy Foods

• Be Healthy with Veggies and Fruits
• Build Strong Kids with Dairy Foods
• Building Healthy Bodies with Iron Foods
• Fun And Healthy Drinks for Kids
• Go For Whole Grains
• Powerful Proteins -So Much More Than Meat
• Simple Ways to Include Seafood in Family Meals
• Time To Eat! What’s On Your Plate?

Planning Simple Meals and Snacks

• Finding Recipes That Work
• Make Meals and Snacks Simple
• Making a Meal Plan
• Maximizing Food Dollars
• Recipes Made Easy
• Saving Time with No Cook Recipes
• Using Substitutions in Healthy Meals

Understanding Developmental Milestones

• Milestones Matter: An Introduction Milestones
• Matter: Babies Under 6-Month-Old
• Milestones Matter: Babies Ages 6 to 12 months
• Milestones Matter: Children Ages 1 to 2 Years
• Milestones Matter: Children 2 to 5 Years

Complete just one lesson today
at:  www.wichealth.org

www.wichealth.org

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Farmer's Markets

Each year, between the months of June and September, your family will be able to receive an additional $25.00 in coupons for each WIC participant over 6 months of age, for use at Farmer’s markets around the state.  Spend some quality time with your family at places like The Wind Mill, Corning Centerway Market, Bath Farmer’s Market, Lowrey Farms in Campbell and Dave’s Produce in Bath. For questions, or to receive your coupons, please contact our office. 
 

How to use them:

  • Use them between June 1st and November 30th.
  • Use only to purchase fresh, local fruits, vegetables and herbs at participating farmer market vendors.
  • Use them for their full value. No cash change is allowed when using the coupons. The vendor may add produce to make up the difference.
For a full list of New York Farmer’s Markets go to www.agriculture.ny.gov/farmersmarkets

Ashley Clarke, MS, RDN, CDN, WIC Program Manager

What she loves about WIC: “I have an opportunity to help make a positive change in the life of someone every day and that’s incredibly rewarding.”

Teorina VanGorden- RDN, CLC, Nutrition Education Coordinator, WIC Nutritionist

What she loves about WIC: “I love providing education and support and normalizing all the challenges associated with being a parent and caregiver. I love the additional training and education that WIC provides to allow me to expand my own knowledge and growth and the potential the WIC program has to grow and expand. I love that I can help provide support to a mom on a breast feeding journey. And last of all I love our WIC team! Everyone’s kind hearts and dedication to our participants should not go unrecognized.”

Shelly Cagle - Nutrition Assistant Coordinator, Nutrition Assistant

What she loves about WIC: “I love my job because I get to help families learn how to become independent and teach them how to try new foods. I also love watching the kids grow up and become their own little people”.

Kristin Stone- CLC, Breastfeeding Coordinator, WIC Nutritionist

What she loves about WIC: “I love when I can relate to parents. Raising kids isn’t easy and sometimes it’s just nice to talk, parent to parent.” 🙂

Joelle Lakota - Nutrition Assistant, Outreach Coordinator

What she loves about WIC: “I love helping people by giving them the resources and tools they need to help themselves and their family. I have made many amazing friendships here at WIC. And I truly have developed a passion for nutrition and I love being able to use that in my day to day life as a mom.”

Renee Pratt- MS, CLC, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Coordinator, WIC Nutritionist

What she loves about WIC: “I love that I am able to meet and provide individualized nutrition education to participants and their families. I have a large interest in helping breastfeeding moms”.

Jacqueline Sanchez- WIC Nutritionist

What she loves about WIC: “I love that WIC offers so much support to these families that need it. Only being here two weeks I can already see the positive changes it has on them”.

Sara McFarland- RDN, WIC Nutritionist

What she loves about WIC: “Throughout my experiences, I have had several opportunities to work with children both in a child care and nutrition capacity, including working for years in nutrition education. WIC allows me to pursue my passion by working with mothers and their children to help them meet their health and nutrition goals. I understand that parenting can be challenging and I want to be a resource to families in whatever way I can.”

Elizabeth Telehaney, CLC, CPA,
WIC Nutritionist

What she loves about WIC: “I love giving people information so they can make healthy choices for themselves and their family.”

Holly Murray- Nutrition Assistant

What she loves about WIC: “It is family oriented and everyone is so kind. I have always felt welcome as a participant and now as an employee.”

Mary Cagle- Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

What she loves about WIC: “I absolutely love my job. Every breastfeeding journey is different, and I love to help moms with troubleshooting, educating, support and to reach their goals!”

Paulette Adams- Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

What she loves about WIC: All of the people she meets and is able to help.

Jessica Woolever – Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

What she loves about WIC: “I have such a passion for helping moms reach their breastfeeding goals. I’ve successfully breastfed all three of my children into toddlerhood, and I want to share my experiences with other moms”.

Please call the main office for an appointment- Walk in's are welcome, but may not be served until scheduled participants are seen

607-776-1151

Addison Community Center

Addison Community Center

113 Community Drive

Suite 103

Addison, NY 14801

 

3rd Friday of the month 9:00am – 3:30pm

Pro Action Bath Office

Pro Action Bath Office

117 E. Steuben St.

Bath, NY 14810

 

Monday through Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Open 8:30am – 7:30pm 1st Tuesday, 2nd & 3rd Wednesday and 4th Monday of every month
Closed 1st Monday and 4th Wednesday of every month from 8:30am – 2:00pm for staff development
*Hours of operation may vary in lieu of holidays

Canisteo Methodist Church

Canisteo Methodist Church

37 Greenwood St.

Canisteo, NY 14823

 

4th Thursday of the month 9:00am – 3:30pm

Cohocton St Paul's Lutheran Church

Cohocton St Paul’s Lutheran Church

97 Maple Ave

Cohocton, NY 14826

 

2nd Tuesday of the month 9:00am – 3:30pm

Local 1000 Union Hall

Local 1000 Union Hall

100 Nasser Civic Center Plaza

Corning, NY 14830

 

2nd Wednesday of the month 12:30pm – 7:00pm

Hornell Station Church

Hornell Station Church

342 Seneca Rd.

Hornell, NY 14843

 

3rd Tuesday of the month 9:00am – 3:30pm

Painted Post Grace Community Church

Painted Post Grace Community Church

580 W Water St.

Painted Post, NY 14870

 

2nd Thursday of the month 9:00am – 3:30pm

Office Locations

Pro Action WIC Program
117 E. Steuben St.
Bath, NY 14810
ph: (607) 776-1151
fx: (607) 776-2803

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