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While the state of California is under shelter-in-place emergency orders, shopping for WIC-approved foods remains quick and easy for participants. The WIC Card, paired with the WIC app, makes it easier for families to shop without the hassle of vouchers or paper checks. “WIC has helped my family put food on the table,” said Kyah Shepard, WIC participant. “Having a baby right now and trying to figure out how to get his food has been stressful. Fresno EOC WIC helped with all my…

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December Employee of the Month award goes to Sarah!  Being our Local Vendor Liaison, WIC Nutrition Assistant, and Certified Lactation Counselor, Sarah, wears many hats. Sarah completes all of her regular duties while coordinating our Parenthood Meet-Ups, co-organized our Toys for Tots giveaway, manages our Breastfeeding Mommas Facebook group, and acts as the point of contact for our winter lunch program. She is a great team player and recently switched days off to help with staffing. She…

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November Employee of the Month award goes to Bao!  Bao is flexible, positive, and respectful towards both clients and staff members. She displays great teamwork, covers shifts when needed, stays late to help clients, and she is willing to travel to other sites as needed. She utilizes her breastfeeding knowledge to help educate and encourage Moms. In the past few months, along with other staff members, she has helped bring out positive energy and a cohesive team by decorating and creating a…

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Laura’s positive attitude shines daily. She is always eager to help out and volunteer for extra tasks. An excellent team player, she consistently assists her team by staying late, assisting clients, helping with our diaper program, and whatever else is needed. We are grateful to have her in our WIC family. Congratulations to Laura for being selected as our August Employee of the Month!  

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July 2019 Employee of the Month

Posted on Jul 30, 2019

Guadalupe is an all-around star employee. She walks into the office every day with a smile on her face and a positive attitude ready to start the day. She shows initiative by completing extra duties and volunteering at Farmers’ Markets. Guadalupe builds great rapport with clients while making them feel at ease and can be seen smiling or laughing with her clients on a daily basis. She enjoys interacting with the children and includes them in her counseling sessions. She has excellent…

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Summer lunches are available at select Fresno EOC WIC locations for summer 2019.  June 10, 2019 to August 9, 2019 Meals will be available Monday - Friday Locations Shields/First  - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM3257 E. Shields Ave Shaw/West  - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM5104 N. West Ave Kings Canyon   - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM4995 E. Kings Canyon Ages 1-18 / no documentation required Need somewhere closer? Text ‘Food’ to 877877 Funded…

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May 2019 Employee of the Month

Posted on May 30, 2019

Congratulations to Yolanda Cardenas, our Employee of the Month for May! Yolanda is a receptionist in our call center at our Downtown office.Yolanda can be best described as hard-working, thoughtful, and meticulous. A person with an excellent eye for quality and improvement, we can always rely on Yolanda for suggestions on innovative practices and feedback on tasks. She consistently performs at a high level while remaining flexible in her approach to tasks. Yolanda is always ready and happy to…

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A FACT SHEET FROM THE OFFICE ON WOMEN’S HEALTH “Postpartum” means the time after childbirth. Postpartum depression is a serious mental illness that involves the brain and affects your behavior and physical health. If you feel empty, emotionless, or sad all or most of the time for longer than two weeks during or after pregnancy, or if you feel like you don’t love or care for your baby, you might have postpartum depression. Treatment for depression, such as therapy or…

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Mental health is just as important as your physical health. Some of us aren't aware that we have experienced a mental health behavior disorder and some of us don't want to face that we might have a problem due to the stigma surrounding mental health.What is stigma? According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, "People experiencing mental health conditions often face rejection, bullying and even discrimination. This can make their journey to recovery longer and more difficult. Stigma is…

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The month of April is recognized in the United States as National Minority Health Month – a month-long initiative to advance health equity across the country on behalf of all racial and ethnic minorities. #NMHM19 To learn more about Minority Health Month visit: https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/  For more information, visit the following pages: Apply for Fresno EOC WIC Who Qualifies Frequently Asked Questions  El mes de Abril es reconocido en los Estados Unidos como…

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