Adagio Health opens new WIC office in Armstrong County

Adagio Health opens new WIC office in Armstrong County
Relocation of WIC office provides more accessible care to Kittanning community

Pittsburgh, PA (September 30, 2022) — Previously a bank and loan center, Adagio Health’s new Armstrong County WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) office at 201 Market Street in Kittanning is more accessible and reaches a greater population for those in need of WIC services. Now located on a bus line and in the heart of downtown Kittanning near other stores and businesses, residents can easily recognize the location and the services Adagio Health can provide for the community … and it also features a bank vault from the location’s previous tenants!

"The outpouring of support from the community in our new location has reaffirmed the need for increased access to WIC services in this area," said Britney Zwergel, Vice President of Nutrition and Education Programs at Adagio Health. 

Eligible pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children (up to age 5) can find supplemental nutrition programs, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and aid for food insecure families through Adagio Health’s WIC food cupboard – all available at the newly opened location.

“We are thrilled to open this new office in downtown Kittanning,” said Alicia Schisler, Chief of External Affairs. “It’s an opportunity to connect with Armstrong County residents more easily and efficiently, while making sure local moms, dads, grandparents and other caregivers understand how WIC can benefit their families – from groceries, to breastfeeding support, baby formula, and even pop-up produce stands. At Adagio Health, we think WIC families are awesome!”

Adagio Health’s Armstrong County WIC team already serves roughly 1,000 moms and families monthly. The new Kittanning location provides an opportunity for more efficient health and wellness care and is more convenient for families to travel to than the previous location.

The new office has also provided an opportunity for greater investment in the Kittanning community. Where there was an empty storefront, there is now a new, lively, Adagio Health WIC office that takes a celebratory approach to parents and children. Many of the neighborhood businesses and shop owners have already stopped by to offer their support. Additionally, the Armstrong County Community Action Food Bank, Head Start and low-income housing resources are near the new WIC office and offer additional pathways for families seeking support.

“Our new WIC office space will also host our Power Up Program that provides nutrition education and public health support to Armstrong County and Apollo Ridge School Districts, Armstrong Head Starts and food pantries. We are also looking at the potential for opening a teaching kitchen at this location down the road, to hold cooking classes for WIC participants and offer Cooking Matters® courses to benefit the Kittanning community,” said Ms. Zwergel.

Monthly, Adagio Health’s WIC program serves approximately 9,000 clients in five counties (Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Indiana and Lawrence). Eligibility is based off income, nutrition, and/or medical risk. Read more about eligibility requirements at or call 1-866-942-2778. WIC Shopping Assistance is also available in-store and virtually from a WIC Nutritionist on what snacks or baby formula are best, which foods are covered by WIC and more. More information can be found at

About Adagio Health – For more than fifty years, Adagio Health has provided health care, nutrition, and education services in western Pennsylvania. Today, the nonprofit organization’s footprint includes seven counties in West Virginia. Adagio Health’s services include low or no cost family planning and reproductive care for women, men, and teens; screenings for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and other chronic conditions; and adult immunizations including COVID-19, flu, MMR, pneumonia and more. Adagio Health also manages the state-funded Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (BCCEDP) in 62 counties across Pennsylvania. Adagio Health serves thousands of children and families through its WIC and Power Up (SNAP-ed) nutrition programs; provides tobacco cessation services to adults and teens; and offers reproductive health education for teens and young adults. Adagio Health receives funding from the State and Federal government, foundations, individuals and the corporate community.