Are you a single parent with a child up to 5 years old in Yates County? If so, the NY WIC program may be able to improve your health and nutrition as well as your child’s. The state WIC program gives pregnant women, mothers of infants, children up to 5, and fathers/caretakers money to purchase healthy food items. The SPCC encourages anyone in need of monetary assistance, information about pregnancy and/or breastfeeding, individualized nutrition guidance, support from other parents, and a variety of other benefits to consider applying for WIC.
From monthly checks for nutritious foods to in-depth professional assistance, there are many ways the NY WIC program helps Yates County families. Parents or children can apply for Yates County WIC and potentially receive life-changing benefits right away.
SPCC WIC continues to provide ALL Services over the phone until further notice.
Our procedures have been put in place to help protect our families, our staff, and our community.
*Prior to your appointment, please update your phone number with us if it has recently changed!
HELPFUL COVID-19 TIPS
Regular hand washing can help prevent the spread of germs and is one of the best ways to avoid catching or transmitting COVID-19. You and your child should wash your hands for 20 seconds—the length of time it takes to sing the ABC song—after coming in from playing outside, before preparing meals and after going to the bathroom.
Lavarse las manos con regularidad es una de las mejores maneras de evitar contagiarse o propagar el COVID-19. Enséñales a tus hijos a lavárselas durante por lo menos 20 segundos, lo que toma cantar la canción del alfabeto.
We are in this together! Help your neighbors on WIC by leaving items with a WIC-approved label on the shelves. These are for WIC participants who must follow set guidelines for the foods (including brands and sizes) that they can purchase with their WIC benefits. If we leave WIC-approved items on the shelves, we can ensure that WIC participants do not go home empty handed. #WICStrong #InThisTogether
Ahora es común ver estantes vacíos en el mercado. Si no participas en WIC —y no reúnes los requisitos para los beneficios de WIC— por favor, piensa dos veces antes de comprar alimentos con una etiqueta de aprobación de WIC al lado del precio. Estos alimentos son para los participantes en WIC, quienes deben seguir ciertas normas sobre qué alimentos comprar (además de marcas y tamaños) con sus beneficios de WIC. Por favor, ten en cuenta las necesidades de tu vecino. #WICStrong #JuntosEnEstas
Breastfeeding and COVID-19 GuidanceGuidance
SPCC WIC Peer Counselor Program
Sign up for a peer counselor at your next WIC appointment!
SPCC WIC Peer Counselor Private Facebook group- WIC Moms Talk Breastfeeding.
To join our private group; Log into your personal Facebook account, in search bar, search WIC Moms Talk Breastfeeding and request to join! Our team will accept your request, it’s that simple!
Breastfeeding ResourcesNYS and BreastfeedingBreastfeeding ResourcesBreastfeeding Resources - SpanishMy Pregnancy and First Few Weeks Breastfeeding Checklist - EnglishMy Pregnancy and First Few Weeks Breastfeeding Checklist - SpanishMy First Few Months Breastfeeding Checklist - EnglishMy First Few Months Breastfeeding Checklist - SpanishHow to Clean Your Breast PumpWIC Breastfeeding Support
Breastfeeding Printable PDF Publications
EnglishBreastfeeding...For My Baby. For Me.Learning to Breastfeed Crib CardA Mother's Right to Breastfeed
SpanishBreastfeeding...For My Baby. For Me.Learning to Breastfeed Crib CardA Mother's Right to Breastfeed
Farmers' Market Information
How to Contact Us!
(585) 394-9240 – Phone
(585) 481-8488 – Text Line
(585) 394-9285 – Fax Number
[email protected] – Email
Send documents for your appointments
to our secure email address:
*Completing Your Certification/Re-Certification By Phone*
Read Rights and Responsibilities (choose language below)
Have the following documents ready before your phone call appointment:
If you have Medicaid, you will need to provide active Medicaid numbers (CIN) for you and/or your child/children.
If you don’t have Medicaid, you will need to provide proof of income (see printable PDF’s of “What to Bring to Your Appointment”, in multiple languages below)
Proof of Address (see printable PDF’s of “What to Bring to Your Appointment”, in multiple languages below)
Medical Referral Form (if required)
Rights and Responsibilities
This form is required for applicants to read or be read to. This will certify that the information they have provided for their eligibility determination is complete and correct to the best of their knowledge. This information is being given in order to receive WIC benefits and they understand that state or local WIC agency officials may check this information if the need arises by contacting employers or other sources for their income, and/or by getting their tax records from the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance.English - Rights and Responsibilities Spanish - Rights and Responsibilities Russian - Rights and Responsibilities Chinese - Rights and Responsibilities Non-Discrimination Statement
NYS Income Guidelines
NYS Income Guidelines are a guide to help in the determination of income eligibility for families needing to qualify by their income.NYS Income Guidelines
Find a Participating WIC Store Near YouNYS WIC Vendors
Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc (LAW NY)
For information about applying to FoodStamps (SNAP) contact LAW NY
- Yates County – 315-781-1465
Healthy Families Ontario & Yates
- Child and Family Resources: Healthy Families in Ontario & Yates Counties – (315)-536-1134
- Get help paying bills, finding food, and locating other resources near you. Call 211 now for confidential help from a caring expert.
- Yates County Public Health: (315) 536-5160
Social Security Administration
- Social Security Administration: 1-(800) 772-1213
Single Mothers ResourcesSingle Mother Grants Website
Child Health Plus
- Call this toll-free number 1-800-6984KIDS: 1-(800) 698-4543
Growing Up Healthy Hotline
- Growing Up Healthy Hotline – 1-(800) 522-5006
New York State Smokers Quit Line
- 1-866-NY-Quits: 1-(866) 697-8487
Child Protective Services
- NYS Toll-free Number – (800) 342-3720
Community Action Programs
- Pro Action for Steuben & Yates Counties: (607)-776-2125
- Yates County Children Services: (315) 536-5160
Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
- Housing and Urban Development: (315) 477-0616
Cornell Cooperative Extension
- Cornell Cooperative Extension for Yates County:(315) 536-5123
Child and Family Resources
- Child and Family Resources for Ontario, Seneca, and Yates Counties: (800) 881-5786
Substance Abuse Services
- NY State HOPEline (provides help 24/7): (877) 846-7369
- Finger Lakes Addictions & Counseling (FLACRA): (315) 462-9466
- Council on Alcoholism and Addiction in the Finger Lakes (CAAFL) – Prevention Education: (315) 789-0310
Dentist's Accepting MedicaidList by County
Yates County Food PantriesList of Food Pantries
FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITES, LEARNING AND CRAFTS
Links to educational, fun and hands-on activities to do with the whole family!https://www.pbs.org/parents/activity-finder/ages-all/topics-math/shows-all/types-allPBS - KidsRead-A-Longs
Informational VideosIntroduction to SPCC WICIntroduction to SPCC WIC - SpanishNYS WIC Eligibility RequirementsWIC BenefitsWIC Benefits - SpanishShopping and the eWIC CardShopping and the eWIC card - SpanishWIC2Go and WICConnectNYS WIC Vendors WebsiteBreastfeeding ResourcesWIC Medical Documentation FormWIC Medical Referral FormInitial WIC Orientation OverviewInitial WIC Orientation - Spanish
First Presbyterian Church
211 Main St
Penn Yan, NY 14527
ph: (585) 394-9240
fx: (585) 394-9285
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