Las Vegas Urban League WIC Raised The Bar On Community Outreach, Services In 2020

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Urban League Nutrition Education Centers
Urban League Nutrition Education Centers
HENDERSON, Nev. - Dec. 7, 2020 - PRLog -- The Las Vegas Urban League Nutrition Education Centers WIC (Women, Infants and Children Program) greatly expanded its community presence and services in 2020, proving once again that it stands ready to accommodate all families and individuals coping with the ongoing coronavirus global pandemic.

Early in the year, WIC debuted its newly redesigned website, www.wiclv.org, highlighting its many services and special supplemental nutritional programs for mothers and fathers.

Featured prominently on the new website is the Nutritional Education Team, which provides nutritional education to parents to aid them in making better choices and lead healthier lifestyles. Clinic coordinators, for example, provide free customer service and assistance that includes monitoring gestational age and birth weights of infants.

WIC's Breastfeeding Program educates parents on the benefits of mother's milk and provides essential information on a variety of breast pumps on the market, how to store breast milk and methods to acquire special-needs bottles and other transitional feeding tools on the commercial market.

Social media links that include Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are highlighted on the new website where clients can go for up-to-date changes and additions to WIC's programs, as well as breaking news beneficial to new parents.

"As we enter winter months and positive cases of COVID-19 unfortunately continue to rise, it's very important that everyone also stays positive and attentive in our fight against this deadly virus," Andrea Fleming, Director Human Resources at the Urban League, said. "We have many programs and services at no cost to help individuals cope and survive this pandemic."

Nevada 211, a program of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, is committed to helping Nevadans connect with services covering food supplies, prescription medications, medical supplies, emergency financial assistance and much more.

The Office of Suicide Prevention and local consortia will work together to build upon existing infrastructure where suicide prevention is a key element.

Food Delivery Program

Gov. Steve Sisolak recently earmarked $3.1 million for emergency food delivery services to all Nevada WIC families through Dec. 31, 2020. In Clark County, Three Square Food Bank has partnered with WIC to deliver food items to homes of qualified WIC families.

The Las Vegas Urban League Women, Infants and Children Program and Early childhood Connection is a 501c (3) program that is funded by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health.

For more information about the program and employment opportunities, visit the Urban League WIC website at: www.wiclv.org or their two convenient locations: 6480 W. Flamingo Road, Suite B, Las Vegas, phone (702) 227-1573 or 3320 E. Flamingo Road, Suite 50, Las Vegas, phone (702) 476-9561.

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