A local program that provides free services and support to expectant parents and young families is under new direction.
Jackson County Healthy Families now is being run by New Hope Services, a Jeffersonville-based human services agency that focuses its efforts on improving the lives of parents and children by addressing their needs through education and information.
New Hope has operated the Women, Infants and Children office, currently in the Community Agency Building in downtown Seymour, since 1995. That office is responsible for the distribution of federally funded WIC vouchers to purchase nutritious food for mothers and their babies, including fresh fruits and vegetables and baby formula.
Kenton Wooden, director of development for New Hope, said the change won’t affect who receives Healthy Family services or what type of assistance they receive.
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