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WIC Gets New Home

A new home has been found for the Bartholomew County Women, Infant and Children (WIC) clinic.

The agency will be headquartered at the Doug Otto United Way Center on Thirteenth Street in Columbus. Officials add that ownership of the program will be transfered from the Bartholomew County Health Department to New Hope Services. Under the new ownership, New Hope officials say they hope to serve 1,750 participants.

The WIC Program was previously housed at the Bartholomew County Annex on State Street. Indiana State Department of Health Officials expressed concerns last year that the annex was in poor shape and made the program less accessible than they state officials liked.

Doug Otto, General Manager of the Doug Otto Center, says the new location has benefits for those that take part in the WIC program. He noted that being at the new location will allow users to have access to other resources and programs available under the same roof. Otto also thanked the county's Legal Aid department for giving up half of it's office space to make room for WIC.

The Bartholomew County WIC program moves to the Doug Otto Center on Tuesday, April 1.

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014 2:19:14 PM

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