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Breastfeeding Support

Posted on Dec 16, 2014

In today’s society, there are unfortunately several factors that inhibit or discourage a mother from successfully breastfeeding her child such as difficulty of learning how to breastfeed, lack of time, using formula milk and the physical pain however the leading contributor to the extremely low exclusivity of breastfeeding rates is the lack of support mothers receive from their families and community. In effort to curtail this occurrence, Fresno EOC WIC offers various modes of assistance…

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The Real Thing

Posted on Dec 11, 2014

Natural, Healthy, Essential. Breast milk is the real thing and there is no real substitute for it. Breast milk has several benefits for both babies and moms. Breast milk contains nutrients that change over time to align with your baby’s changing nutritional needs.  Research indicates that breast milk reduces the likelihood of infections and health problems such as diabetes, obesity and asthma. Ingredients in breast milk are in perfect balance for your rapidly developing baby. The…

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The Fresno EOC. Foster Grandparent Programs held its year end recognition luncheon at the Wedgewood Banquet Center on Thursday, December. 4 The event acknowledged the hard work and dedication provided by so many generous individuals. All volunteers were recognized from new enrollees to those who have provided an outstanding 22 years of service volunteering 15 hours or more per week. In total, the volunteers accounted for over 70,000 service hours annually mentoring children and young adults in…

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Free Prenatal Classes Healthy Start Prenatal Education 2015 Comenzando Bien 9 FREE Sessions to learn more about: 1/8 You and Your Pregnancy        1/15 Prenatal Care 1/22 Eating Healthy During Pregnancy 1/29 Things to Avoid During Pregnancy 2/5 The Big Day: Labor and Birth 2/12 Caring for Your Baby 2/19 Breastfeeding 2/26 Postpartum Care 3/5 Bonding and Attachment Classes are held from 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm at…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     December 9, 2014 Contact: Sareen Bedoyan-CreedePhone: (559) 263-1112Email: sareen.bedoyan@fresnoeoc.org     PRESS RELEASE   Grinch Arrives Too Early, Robs Homeless Shelter Outreach Materials Robbers steal over $1,000 of materials meant for Annual Homeless Youth Event (Fresno, CA) On December 6, 2014, the Sanctuary Homeless Youth Shelter was robbed of over $1,000 worth of outreach materials (warm clothing, hygiene products…

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  40 years ago today, Fresno EOC WIC opened its doors and embraced the opportunity to help empower and strengthen our community by providing crucial assistance to families in need. As we open our doors decades later, we celebrate our milestones and successes by continuing to provide adequate and specialized services to low – income families in Fresno. Today presents a great opportunity to recognize all of our employees who have dedicated time and efforts to the well-being of the…

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Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps YouthBuild Charter School of California Make-A-Difference Day – National Day of Service Lodgepole Campground Picnic Table Renovation Project October 8-11, 2014 By Montel Holmes, LCC Corpsmember/YCSC student   On October 8-11, 2014, 10 Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps (LCC) corpsmembers and YouthBuild Charter School of California (YCSC) students and three staff members were dispatched for volunteer work to restore the Lodgepole Campground…

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Sanctuary Homeless Youth Shelter Undergoes Renovation Shelter will temporarily resume business at Fresno Rescue Mission (Fresno, CA) After 20 years, Fresno EOC Sanctuary Homeless Youth Shelter, a designated Safe Place for youth, will be renovating the facility and will be re-located during construction. Emergency Shelter and intervention services for homeless and runaway youth will continue operating as a California State licensed group home at the Fresno Rescue Mission. From October…

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On September 29, 2014, the Proving Our Parenting Skills (POPS) program held a Family Learning Night.  This is the first in a series of quarterly events that POPS will be hosting in an effort to provide fathers with parenting and relationship building education needed to strengthen both the bond with the child, and family unit as a whole.  Fourteen fathers, their significant others, and children were in present, which totaled 43 in attendance.  The evening began with a healthy…

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During this quarter, the CORPS Program has been very busy on numerous projects around the community. One of our projects that deserves recognition is a new partnership with Boys and Girls Club of Fresno County. The CORPS Program will be working at several Boys and Girls Clubs throughout Fresno providing the weekly grounds maintenance and landscaping at the West Fresno, East Fresno, Pinedale, Clovis and Zimmerman clubs. All of these services are provided at no cost to them and is allowing us to…

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There is so much information for moms to learn during pregnancy and after child birth. Many moms always ask us how to determine whether or not their baby is getting enough of their breast milk. We have good news. Newborns have tiny tummies and only need small amounts of breastmilk during the first days of life.   Here are a few facts new moms can utilize to make sure their newborn is getting enough breast milk: Weight gain: Normal newborns may lose up to 7% of birth weight in the first…

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We are excited to begin the third year of Fresno EOC’s Summer Internship Program. Thanks to a grant from Wells Fargo, we were able to increase the number of participants to 30 high school graduates for a 5 to 6 week paid summer internship this year. After undergoing an interview process, the students were picked by members of Fresno EOC Employment and Training Program at high schools throughout Fresno/ Clovis areas. The students come from a wide range of high schools, including the School…

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Working with the Fresno EOC Foster Grandparents Program has been a very good learning experience in my life.  This experience is changing my life day by day in the way to see, to analyze things, situations before coming to the conclusion of any situation that I am facing in my personal life: at home, my relationship with my family, grandchildren, etc.  My experience at the Local Conservation Corps (LCC) helps me to build and improve my communication with people around me, not only with…

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The vision of our CEO Brian Angus once again made many families and children very happy at Fresno EOC WIC’s Second Annual Easter Event which took place on April 12th at our own Executive Plaza courtyard.  On behalf of Fresno EOC WIC, we would like to say thank you to the many volunteers who generously contributed their time and resources to making this event successful.  Without their enthusiasm and dedication, the Easter Event would not have had the same success.  We would…

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To celebrate the contributions of Cesar Chavez in the Central Valley, 6 corpsmembers and staff from the Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps/YouthBuild Charter School of California attended the Cesar Chavez Day of Service at the Cesar Chavez National Monument in Keene, California.  Our service day assignment was weeding and general beautification of the Cesar Chavez Memorial Garden.  Along with our service, we also had the opportunity to visit the museum and learn more about Cesar…

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As one of the leading local health plan providers in the Fresno area, CalViva Health has engaged in a promising partnership with Fresno EOC WIC to provide crucial services to our participants. Collaboration efforts have led to a successful monthly Baby Shower Event hosted at the CalViva offices and is attended by Fresno EOC WIC members. On January 28th, 2014, at one of the Baby Shower events, CalViva health proudly donated $6000 to fund outreach efforts and special projects. Because of these…

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The Marcus family opens their second Subway Restaurant in West Fresno thanks to a small business loan from Fresno CDFI. For over 50 years the Marcus family has lived and operated a business in West Fresno. From the first black-owned pharmacy to their first Subway restaurant in West Fresno, they have remained loyal to the South West Fresno community. We celebrate their accomplishments as they have paved the way for other West Fresno entrepreneurs. George Marcus, owner of…

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Each year The Corps Network honors Local Conservation Corpsmembers whose accomplishments and personal stories exemplify the positive role that Corps serve for individuals and communities nationwide. This year we are proud to announce Fresno EOC's Local Conservation Corps member, Edgar Galvez, was selected to receive this prestigious national award. Edgar went from federal prison to earning his high school diploma, attending Fresno City College, and is now employed earning almost $19 per…

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Can I Breastfeed While Sick?

Posted on Jan 28, 2014

It's that time of the year again. Flu season can be a stressful time for new mothers who are breastfeeding. The common misconception by most mothers is that they cannot breastfeed when they are sick. It is a very logical concern to have but believe it or not, most illnesses do not require mothers to stop breastfeeding! Whether it's the common cold, flu, fever or stomach flu, mothers can nurse without worrying that they'll make their child sick. A mother's breast milk doesn't transmit illness to…

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Runaway Bride

Posted on Jan 03, 2014

The following is a post written by a formerly homeless youth. I was born overseas and came to the United States when I was 14 years old. I had a good life, I was close to my family, I had fun in high school, I had nice things, and I went on to college. Everything changed when I turned 22. My two older sisters were already married. Our parents arranged their marriages and now it was my turn. My parents did not tell me when my marriage was going to be arranged. I went to temple service like any…

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Kateylnn is a Survivor

Posted on Jan 03, 2014

Katelynn was removed from her biological parents and permanently placed in the foster care system when she was an infant.  As a young teen, she continually fled from the abusive foster home in which she had been placed, learning to live on the streets, and learning how to develop relationships with people. Katelynn was wise beyond her age and knew how to relate to people in an open and mature manner, regardless of who they were. It was when Katelynn was 16, and was on the run again that…

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