Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) is a health and nutrition program that has demonstrated a positive effect on pregnancy outcomes, child growth and development. WIC promotes healthy mothers, infants, and children by providing nutrition education and supplemental food to pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5.
WIC provides breastfeeding support and resources for purchasing nutritious foods, such as formula, milk, cheese, eggs, fortified cereal, and peanut butter or dried beans or peas. Additional services include nutrition education, health counseling and immunizations.
Do You Qualify for WIC?
- Are you pregnant, recently had a baby, breastfeeding an infant, have a child younger than 5 years old (including foster children) or a father/grandparent raising children?
- Do you live in the State of Michigan?
If you answered YES to these two questions, ask yourself the following:
- Do you, your infant, or child (less than 5 years old) have Medicaid?
- Does a family member receive Food Assistance Program benefits (SNAP) or Food Stamps?
- Do you meet the WIC income guidelines?
If you answered YES to any of the three questions listed, you may be eligible for WIC.
National Maternal Mental Health Hotline
The Hotline 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746) is a free, confidential resource for pregnant women and new mothers in English and Spanish. The Hotline offers callers phone or text access to professional counselors, real-time support and information, response within a few minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, resources, referrals, counselors who speak English and Spanish, and interpreter services in 60 languages.
If you have questions about WIC, or want to see if you qualify, call today!
Please bring the following items to your appointment:
- Proof of identity (e.g., drivers license or utility bill)
- Proof of income (household) or Medicaid card
- Proof of residency (e.g., drivers license or utility bill)
- The actual child or infant you are enrolling
- Verification of newborn birth (e.g., birth record, discharge papers or crib card)
- Immunization records for child(ren)
- Proof of pregnancy
- Court documents (guardianship papers) if foster parent or grandparent
- Completed paperwork (as instructed by staff)
WICHEALTH.ORG allows you to begin today with a fresh start! wichealth.org is an experience where you will learn new skills, have access to new tools, and take steps closer to reaching your family feeding goals. It’s a place for parents of young children to learn more about how to keep themselves and their kids healthy. It’s a place to gain the knowledge and confidence needed to empower change. And, it’s a place where eating habits can be formed. For life. Start your journey today!
Locally, we also invite you to visit West Michigan's Farm Markets. A great way to find fresh, local, quality grown produce.
FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online HERE, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.