Nutrition Assistance - Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program
The WIC program provides supplemental nutrition assistance for eligible high risk pregnant and breast-feeding women, and to infants and children up to 5 years of age.
WIC clients gain access to medical care, and are provided supplemental food vouchers, nutrition assessment, education and breast-feeding support.
Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program
WIC clients are encouraged to participate in the Breastfeeding Peer Counseling program offered in cooperation with the Maternal Infant Services Network to provide awareness of the value of breastfeeding, and peer support for breastfeeding mothers.
WIC also acts as a liaison with other community organizations that provide services and support for WIC-eligible clients.
The WIC program is free to women, infants and children who are found to be medically and income eligible.
Staffing consists of professional nutritionists, nurses and support staff.