According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 5 Americans will suffer from some form of mental health disorder annually. In 2020, because of the global pandemic stress is even higher for families in Southern Nevada.
Nevada Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program has a plethora of supportive resources available to assist families with coping and surviving the COVID-19 global pandemic currently affecting the Southern Nevada Community.
“Everyone at WIC is extremely passionate and dedicated to helping Nevadans stay positive and connected to vital community resources during this deadly coronavirus pandemic,” Lawanda Torres, Clinic Coordinator of the Flamingo West Office, said. “It is critically important that everyone stays focused and vigilant during the upcoming winter months, when a second wave of the epidemic is expected to take place. Please, look after yourself, your family and friends and neighbors! Please feel free to reach out to either of our two WIC offices for immediate help and guidance.”
Both WIC Offices offer a myriad of important online resources via our WICLV.ORG website and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter platforms.
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.
WIC recipients are encouraged to immediately call the Urban League’s two WIC offices or your participating office to apply and make arrangements for home deliveries of food items.
The Las Vegas Urban League Women, Infants and Children Program is a 501c (3) program that is funded by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health.
For more information, 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.