Gateway Community Action Partnership Assumes Sponsorship of the Atlantic Countys Women Infants and Children Program

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ATLANTIC COUNTY - Effective October 1st, the Gateway Community Action Partnership (GCAP) assumes sponsorship of the Atlantic County’s Women Infants and Children (WIC) Program.
The program will have expanded hours and new facilities to better serve county residents. Gateway, with more than two decades of experience administering the WIC program in South Jersey, was selected by the New Jersey Department of Health’s Division of Family Health Services to replace the Atlantic City Health and Human Services Department.
Atlantic City officials relinquished operation of the countywide WIC program as part of an effort to increase efficiencies and balance the City’s 2016 budget. City officials said the move will save city’s taxpayers thousands of dollars, while continuing to provide this necessary and important program to all Atlantic County residents.
"First and foremost, my concern is that our residents receive the best possible care, especially our young mothers and children,” said Donald A. Guardian, Atlantic City Mayor. “I have the utmost confidence in Gateway's experience and passion for taking care of people who need it the most. I know Gateway will make a positive difference for our Atlantic City residents and I look forward to partnering with them for many years to come."
The GCAP currently serves approximately 22,000 WIC clients in Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem counties. As part of the move into Atlantic County, the number of WIC offices will increase from three to four, with a new office in Galloway Township. Gateway is also planning the opening of a fifth county WIC office in 2016 as well as to institute evening hours in early 2016 to accommodate working parents.
Gateway WIC services will be available at the following Atlantic County locations:
Main Office: Atlantic City
1325 Baltic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
609.347.5656
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pleasantville Office
927 N. Main Street
Unit C-1
Heritage Square
Pleasantville, NJ 08232
609.272.0854
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Egg Harbor City Office
300 Philadelphia Avenue
Suite B
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
609-965-0197
Hours: Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Galloway Office
333 Jimmie Leeds Road
Unit 5
Galloway, NJ 08205
Hours: TBD
“We are very proud of the services we provide and are excited by the opportunity to expand into Atlantic County and to provide services to a greater number of participants,” said Albert B. Kelly, President and CEO of Gateway Community Action Partnership. “Gateway looks forward to providing quality WIC services in Atlantic County because we fully understand the program’s value to families.”
Gateway is a Bridgeton-based non-profit organization and is the state-designated, federally-recognized Community Action Partnership for Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties.
To learn more about the Gateway Community Action Partnership, visit their website at, http://www.gatewaycap.org

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