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WIC and CalFresh Replacement Services Available to Camp Fire Evacuees in Shasta County

Published November 16, 2018
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: November 16, 2018

Contact: Marc Dadigan, Supervising Community Education Specialist, (530) 225-5970

In response to the Camp Fire in Butte County, the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency is able to provide WIC services, including replacement vouchers for benefits that were lost or damaged, to current participants who are displaced from the evacuated area.  Those who might be eligible and would like to apply for WIC may also inquire at any Shasta County WIC office.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Camp Fire survivors can also submit requests for CalFresh replacement benefits at HHSA’s regional offices. They’ll be faxed to Butte County by HHSA staff. Information about regional office locations is available here: https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/hhsa_index/Wheretofindus.aspx

For WIC services, the public can call Shasta County WIC offices at (530) 225-5168 to make an appointment. Locations in Shasta County include:

2889 East Center St.
Anderson, CA 96007

2757 Churn Creek Road, Suite B
Redding, CA 96002

1670 Market St., Ste. 300
Redding, CA 96001

4216 Shasta Dam Blvd
Shasta Lake, CA 96019

7752 Ponderosa Way
Black Butte Elementary School, Room 19
Shingletown, CA 96088

36911 Main St. (Hwy 299 E)
Burney, CA 96013

44218 A St.
Intermountain Fairgrounds
McArthur, CA 96056

In addition to Shasta County, participants who receive WIC benefits and lived in the affected area can also receive benefits by going to any WIC office in California.

For more information, go to www.shastawic.net or call (530) 225-5168.  

To find other WIC locations go to https://m.wic.ca.gov/.

 

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Amy Koslosky, Supervising Community Education Specialist, (530) 225-5970

Christopher Diamond, Media Liaison for Stand Against Stigma, In-Home Support Services, Adult Services and Mental Health, and alcohol and drug programs., (530) 229-8484

Jill Haskett, Media Liaison for CalWORKs, CalFresh, Medi-Cal,  Work Readiness, Women, Infant and Children (WIC) programs, Adult Protective Services, and other immediate need services, (530) 229-8413

Tim Mapes, Media Liaison for public health programs, Healthy Shasta, Emergency Preparedness, Foster parent programs and programs for children, (530) 245-6863

Jeri Butler, Senior Public Health Assistant, (530) 225-3689

Front Desk, (530) 245-6862

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