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

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.

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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

April 5 – April 8, 2020, in San Diego

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 in sunny San Diego to connect, collaborate, and network with WIC staff and community partners from across the state. Get the latest updates here!

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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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Right back at you, @CinnaMoms_ ! <3 https://t.co/oYDdrlVm0J
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#BlackHistoryMonth2020 CinnaMoms celebrates and acknowledges our special relationship the @calwic and @NatWICAssoc. We send hugs and CinnaLove to CWA’s fearless leader Karen Farley and NWA’s visionary Rev. Douglas Greenaway including their staffmighty staff. We appreciate you! 💜 https://t.co/QtlDRMh2wa

We love that Greta Gerwig has a favorite show to watch while pumping! #normalizebreastfeeding https://t.co/IHqghf0qu5 calwic photo

Thanks so much @PhfeWic and @RepJudyChu for getting the word out about the #WIC card and WIC's *exclusion* from #publiccharge. #protectimmigrantfamilies #californiawiccard https://t.co/JZXgEh38tW

The Supreme Court has ruled that the expansion to "public charge" can move forward. This will cause millions of immigrant families to lose health coverage and food assistance. WIC is NOT a part of public charge. https://t.co/3eONna9xNv

We're heading over to the Capitol to join @CALIFORNIABF
and @WorkFamilyCA for an afternoon of visiting CA legislators to talk about #PaidFamilyLeave in the Governor's Budget. Parents and babies need #PaidLeaveforAll #PaidLeaveBF2020
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#PublicCharge FAQs, Q&A: SHARE THIS POST

🤔: If my child receives health or nutrition assistance, will that make it more difficult for me to get a green card?
🗣️: No. That will not count against you in your green card application. We recommend you continue to enroll your children in benefits programs that they are eligible for. Including your name on your child’s application does NOT mean that you have applied for benefits for yourself
🤔: Will I need to repay for the gov benefits used by my U.S. Citizen child?
🗣️: No. If your U.S. citizen child is eligible for and receiving benefits, you won't be responsible for repaying in the future.
🤔: What if I am undocumented, can I still apply for benefits?
🗣️: If you are applying for your child or another family member, you may say or write, “I am not applying for this program for myself.”
🤔: Will information that I put on an application for my child be used for immigration enforcement?
🗣️: No. Any information you give on the application will be used only to determine your child’s eligibility for the program. This information is not used for immigration enforcement. You should make sure you provide only the information needed
and should not provide any false information.
🤔: Should we stop using all government assistance programs?
🗣️: No, because WIC, CHIP, school lunches, food banks, shelters, and many more programs are not subject to the #PublicCharge rule.

Learn more about #PublicCharge & your family: bit.ly/KeepKidsEnrolled
And you have the right to get the care you need:
bit.ly/KnowYourBenefitsRights #KnowYourRights

#ProtectFamilies National Immigration Law Center Families Belong Together
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California WIC Association
The Trump Administration's expanded public charge rule goes into effect today.

Remember, WIC IS NOT INCLUDED in public charge, and has not been impacted in any way. Eligible families should continue to come to WIC without fear.

If you think that you may be affected by the public charge rule, you can use the Keep Your Benefits Texting and Online Tool. The tool is currently available in English at KeepYourBenefitsCA.org, or in Spanish at TusBeneficiosPublicos.org. This tool is also available via text by texting “Benefits” (for English), “Libre” (for Spanish), “福利” (for Chinese) or “lợiích” (for Vietnamese) to 650.376.8006.
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We're excited to be cosponsoring SB 1073, the Streamlining Services for Children and Pregnant Women Act, with The Children's Partnership. Thanks so much Senator Lena A. Gonzalez for authoring!
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Congratulations CAPK WIC on rolling out the new WIC card!