The COVID-19 pandemic can be scary for pregnant women, infants, and children, but Faith Mission is branching out to meet the needs of young families.
Faith Mission, in partnership with Texas Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), is conducting “Drive Through Services” at the Faith Mission WIC Clinic at 100 South Chappell Hill Street in Brenham. WIC team members are conducting participant assessments and eligibility determination through telephone and Zoom conference meetings, in order to protect the safety of families and staff members.
The drive-thru method allows participants to stay in their car, while a team member comes out in personal protective equipment (PPE), secures a card and loads benefits onto it, then gives it back to the participant.
WIC Director and Nutritionist Lea Hearnsberger said young children’s immune systems are developing, and are naturally more vulnerable to viruses. She said, as WIC is a nutrition education program, it is imperative that families have access to healthy foods.
WIC Certifying Authority Beatrice Cervantes also provides support to moms via Zoom Conferencing, assisting participants with latching issues, breast pump usage, and other general questions pertaining to milk supply.
The Texas WIC Express statewide newsletter on April 13th featured Faith Mission as part of its local agency spotlight.
To learn more about Faith Mission WIC services, go online to https://faithmissionwic.org.