Our Mission

Our mission is to lead California communities to nourish, educate, support,
and empower families in building a healthy future.

COVID-19 Resources

State WIC programs and USDA are working feverishly to make adjustments to enable families to continue to receive WIC benefits, even more critical due to the impact of COVID-19. Local agencies are working with their local organization’s response to COVID-19 and also being mindful of staff wellness.

WIC in the Future

Since 1974, WIC services have improved health and social outcomes among America’s diverse families. Like any successful business or program, WIC needs updating to continue to engage today’s families.

Our Advocacy Work

CWA engages with partners on cross-sector public policy issues
on behalf of the WIC program and families.

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2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show

August 24th – 28th, 2020 – VIRTUAL! 

Empowered California Families! Unite, Inspire, Uplift focuses on Empowered providers who Empower WIC families and communities, even during stressful times. Our goal is to Unite and Inspire within our agencies and community circles and Uplift as we do our outreach and provide services. Please join us from the comfort of home or the convenience of the office, to connect, collaborate, and network with WIC staff and community partners from across the state.  More info coming soon

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June 2018 – Farm2WIC Toolkit:
Connecting Farmers, Market Managers, Local WIC Agencies & Partners with Families for Vibrant Markets and Healthy Communities

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Californians struggling to make ends meet during the #COVID19 crisis need quick access to CalFresh, but the process is often overly complicated. We need #SB882 to simplify access now! @Portantino @SenatorPatBates

Visite https://t.co/RIT97J46r9 para obtener información sobre cómo completar su # 2020Census hoy. Recuerda, se le pedirá que complete el Censo para todas las personas que viven en su hogar, incluyendo los familiares, amigos, o compañeros de cuarto. #HagaseContar #CuentaConmigo https://t.co/IaHCoQkkjl calwic photo

Wondering who you should count on your #2020Census form? Everyone in your household! The Census counts every person living in a home, including newborn babies ✋, roommates, and elderly family members ✋. Make sure to include all members of your household on your form. #ICount https://t.co/hQCBKPUkFA calwic photo

Visite https://t.co/RIT97J46r9 para obtener información sobre cómo completar su # 2020Census hoy. Recuerda, se le pedirá que complete el Censo para todas las personas que viven en su hogar, incluyendo los familiares, amigos, o compañeros de cuarto. #HagaseContar #CuentaConmigo https://t.co/34HyUmnaJt calwic photo

Training with @WorkFamilyCA is for those who need to share information on paid leave in Spanish with their patients, clients, co-workers, and community. There will be information on recent changes related to COVID-19 in UI and other laws. https://t.co/e2VUnsvD3M
California WIC Association
California WIC Association
Last week there was a webinar about getting WIC benefits by phone, but if you missed it, no worries! You can watch the recording here.
California WIC Association
California WIC Association
#COVID19 has laid bare the incredible importance of CalFresh (#SNAP) as our first line of defense against poverty and hunger. As the need for food security continues to grow, so does the need to strengthen and expand access to SNAP! #Standup4SNAP #BayAreaFoodBanks
California WIC Association
California WIC Association
What Dads Want: Fathers of Young Children in a time of Crisis

Researchers from Penn State University studying how fathers of young children experience being a father. Specifically, they are interested in how Covid-19 has impacted your fathering. This study consists of two parts 1) a short demographic survey and 2) a telephone interview lasting about 45 minutes. Participants will receive a $10 Amazon gift card via email at the end of the phone interview.
If you are a father of at least one child under the age of 4 years old, are at least 18 years old, and currently live in the United States, they would like to hear your experiences.
If you are interested, please click on this link
https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_00RwDnp2ILUTA5T
If you have any questions, please contact Sonia Molloy at 717-718-6786 or whatdadswant2@psu.edu
Penn State IRB Study 00015194

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