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WOMEN, CHILDREN'S PROGRAM GETS NEW OFFICE

Because of the increasing demand for services, the Wyoming County Women, Infants and Children program office is moving to its third location since December.

Wyoming County supervisors recently approved a lease for 69 N. Main St., the former bureau office of the Daily News of Batavia.

The program has used office space in the Wyoming County Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Department of Motor Vehicles in the Village of Warsaw.

Attica Supervisor Paul Agan said supervisors were told that 20 to 30 people have visited the program's locations.

"They said they are inundated with people, and they are open one day a week," Agan said.

The Wyoming County office draws some residents from neighboring Livingston County. Residents from neighboring counties can go to the Wyoming County office if they cannot get to the office in their home county.

Wyoming County receives state funding for the program's office space.

"They might pick up a few from Livingston (County), but it is mostly Wyoming," said Larry Rogers, Pike supervisor.

Agan said people who visited the program's first location in the Department of Motor Vehicles office off Perry Avenue had to wait in areas designated for Department of Motor Vehicle offices.

The county approved a five-year lease deal for the DMV offices last year when the DMV needed more room.

"They were coming and waiting in the DMV office," Agan said. "WIC decided it was not big enough for them."

He also noted the Wyoming County Chapter of the American Red Cross, on North Main Street, needed additional storage space and was unable to accommodate the WIC program for a prolonged period.

Agan said the program's new office will open shortly.

Rogers said state funds for the office will be administered through the Wyoming County Health Department.

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