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Catholic Charities to Host Car Seat Safety Checks at Chautauqua County WIC Sites

By May 2, 2018August 18th, 2021Women, Infants & Children: WIC

Events in Silver Creek May 3 and Sherman May 10

Wed, May 2nd 2018 10:00 am

With four out of five car seats being used incorrectly, Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program, in collaboration with Ardent Solutions Network for Community Health, will host free Child Passenger Safety Fitting Stations at its Chautauqua County sites in May, July and August. Safety checks scheduled for May are: Thursday, May 3 at 35 Park Place, Silver Creek; and Thursday, May 10 at 113 Church St., Sherman.

Whether you’re expecting your first child, or you already have a car full, correctly choosing and installing a child safety seat can be a challenge. The variety of seats, belt systems and vehicles available can make each situation different from the next. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be on hand to check your installation and ensure your child is safe.

Families do not have to be enrolled in WIC to attend. The events are open to anyone who wants to have a child’s safety seat checked.

Appointments are encouraged for each site and can be made by calling Becky Nelson at Ardent Solutions, 585-593-5223.

Dates and sites for summer safety checks are:

  • July 31, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 326 Central Ave., Dunkirk
  • Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 58 S. Portage St., Westfield
  • Aug. 22, noon to 4 p.m., 200 Harrison St., Jamestown

Event co-sponsor Ardent Solutions, a network for community health founded in 1994 under the Rural Health Network Development Program, collaborates with local, regional and state-wide partners to improve community health outcomes, increase independence through safe and reliable mobility options, and decreasing unintentional injuries and suicide risks.

Catholic Charities has administered the federally funded WIC program in Chautauqua County since 2016, and last year the program impacted the lives of nearly 9,300 women and children there. The WIC program impacted more than 70,000 individuals last year throughout the three counties it administers, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.

As the most comprehensive human service provider in Western New York, Catholic Charities makes a difference for people of every faith and ethnicity. Catholic Charities empowers children, families and seniors to achieve meaningful, health and productive lives. In all situations, Catholic Charities delivers support to meet immediate needs and then assesses its clients for other needs to ensure long-term success.

For further information about the organization and its programs and services, contact Catholic Charities at (716) 218-1400 or go to You can also find Catholic Charities on Facebook at, on Twitter at and on Instagram at