Health & Safety
The Williams Family Action Center is committed to assisting county residents in achieving and maintaining good quality health and lifestyles. Our services include outreach, education, and application assistance in CalFresh, Covered California, and MediCal. We also offer Nutrition, Cooking, and Car Seat Classes; as well as Lactation Counseling, and referral services.
Medically related Resources for Colusa County
In partnership with Feeding America and the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano we will be offering a food distribution the second Tuesday of each month beginning July 12, 2018. We are thrilled to be able to offer produce, breads, pastries and surprise items to community members.
CalFresh Education &
Our CalFresh Drop In Assist days are held each Monday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Drop in Mondays from 1-4 pm and receive a prescreen, education, and apply for CalFresh! We are here to help. CalFresh is a food assistance program, formerly known as food stamps, and, if you qualifiy, will receive a EBT card to assist with food purchases just about anywhere you shop.
Covered California & MediCal Assistance
The Williams Family Action center has two Certified Enrollment Counselors who can answer your questions and assist you in enrolling during open enrollment or if you qualify for Special Enrollment. We can also assist you in enrolling in MediCal year round.
Ceritified Lactation Counseling
The Williams Family Action Center has a certified lactation counselor on site, available during most open hours, by phone, and by e-mail: 530.473.5400
Child Passenger Safety Education and Assistance
We are happy to have Certified Child Passenger Safety Seat Technicians on staff who can check your seats and answer questions during the open hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday-Friday. Through collaboration with Colusa County Pubic Health, First 5 Colusa, and California Highway Patrol, we offer community wide Car Seat Check up Events. We also conduct Car Seat Classes on site every other month. You must pre-register at least one week prior for the classes at the site you wish to attend which are also offered at Public Health, First 5 Colusa, and the Arbuckle Family Action Center.
Nutrition Education, Demonstrations, & Tastings
Through collaboration with Centers for Healthy Communities and Colusa County Public Health, we are able to offer Nutrition and Cooking classes on site. These classes are generally held once per month during the school year and once a week for six weeks during the summer.
Tobacco and Young Children
Do you know that smoking before and during pregnancy is the single most preventable cause of illness and death among mothers and infants?
Sudden Infant Death (SIDS) is more likely to occur in children exposed to second hand smoke.
Children exposed to second hand smoke are at greater risk for colds, ear infections, sore throats, and lung problems such as coughing, wheezing, and asthma.
Have you tried to quit, and it didn’t work? You are not alone; it often takes several attempts before you achieve success. Remember what worked well and what didn’t and try again. You can do this; you can become a non-smoker.
There is help and support. Understanding the quitting process can make it easier. Regardless of how long you have smoked, becoming a non-smoker now, and having a smoke free environment, significantly reduces the health risks to you and your children.
The California Smoker's Helpline is a FREE, personal and confidential telephone counseling service that has been proven to DOUBLE a smoker's chance of becoming a non-smoker. They also offer text services.
Colusa County Public Health's
Tobacco Education Program