WCCHD ANNOUNCES GEORGETOWN WIC OFFICE RELOCATION
Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) announces the relocation of its Georgetown Women, Infants and Children and Community Nutrition (WIC) program offices.
Georgetown WIC clients will now be served in at the new Carver Center for Families located at 1200 W. 17th St. in Georgetown in late July.
"We are excited to announce our new Georgetown location, which will serve as a one-stop hub for assisting the community. The new location will bring together many services under one roof, making it more convenient for individuals and families to access the support they need." said Alissa Orozco, WCCHD WIC Director. “The mission of WIC is to safeguard the health of women, infants, and children who are at nutritional risk. We achieve this by providing nutritious foods to enhance diets, offering information on healthy eating, and making referrals to health care and other community resources.”
The Carver Center will provide wraparound services through a “no wrong door” policy for families as they foster healthy development of their children. This upstream model strives to build and support relationships with families to mitigate an array of stressors – from everyday parenting struggles to managing major financial or health crises. Existing clients have been notified of the new location and will be seen at the new offices starting July 28.
Scott Alarcón, CEO of the Carver Center for Families property manager and owner, Georgetown Health Foundation (GHF), stated "GHF is excited to partner with WCCHD to bring the critical services provided by the WIC program. WIC has a long history of providing key resources and support to individuals in our community and will be an outstanding partner within the Carver Center for Families.”
The WIC and Community Nutrition program provides nutrition education, healthy foods and breastfeeding support for pregnant women, new mothers, and families with children younger than the age of five. In additional to the Georgetown location, the WCCHD WIC program offers services in Cedar Park, Liberty Hill, Round Rock and Taylor.
More information about WIC can be found at www.wcchd.org/WIC.