W.I.C.

(Women, Infants, and Children’s Supplemental Food & Nutrition Program)

WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
Those eligible to receive WIC are pregnant and breast-feeding women; women who have recently had a baby; infants from birth to 12 months; and children from 1 to 5 years who are also:

  • residents of the state of Michigan
  • income eligible (at or below 185% of federal poverty  income guidelines or on Medicaid or food stamps)
  • determined by clinic staff at local agencies to be at  nutritional and/or health risk

SERVICES OFFERED:

FOOD: Nutritious foods are provided to supplement and help improve the diet. Women and children may receive milk, cheese, eggs, juices rich in vitamin C, cereals rich in iron, and dry peas/beans or peanut butter.

NUTRITION EDUCATION: Nutrition education is offered to all WIC participants or their care givers. Common topics include nutrition during pregnancy, encouragement for breast-feeding, nutrition during childhood, and wise food shopping.

REFERRALS: An added benefit of the WIC program is screening for other health problems and referrals to other appropriate health and social services. Referrals may be for Medicaid, food stamps, immunizations, child health screening (EPSDT), family planning and more.

WHO PAYS:
WIC services are free to applicants and participants

HOURS:
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM Monday by appointment.
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday through Friday by appointment.

PHONE NUMBER:
(810) 987-8222 or (800) 26-BIRTH

E-MAIL:
WIC Education

This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.
WIC Nondiscrimination Statement
Esta institución es un proveedor de igualdad de oportunidades.


St. Clair County WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
St. Clair County WIC has initiated the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor program. The role of the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is to help mothers and mothers-to-be with common breastfeeding issues and questions in order to enhance the mother-baby breastfeeding experience. WIC Peer Counselors have an important role in educating and supporting WIC mothers and may share their own personal breastfeeding experience for support and encouragement. Peer Counselors provide services through different communication channels such as classes, breastfeeding education, one-on-one counseling sessions and phone calls. Andrea McCabe is St. Clair County WIC's Peer Counselor who is also a breastfeeding working mom with three healthy children. Andrea can support and encourage breastfeeding moms through their breastfeeding journey and enhance their breastfeeding success. For support or help with any breastfeeding issues or concerns, please contact Andrea at the numbers listed below:

Office Phone: (810) 987-5300 Ext. 1469
Cell Phone: (810) 434-2383

If you know a pregnant or new mom in need of local breastfeeding support and resources, contact Andrea McCabe WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at (810) 987-5300 ext. 1469, or access http://www.Everyouncecounts.org.

If you know a pregnant or new mom in need of local breastfeeding support and resources check out http://www.everyouncecounts.org/


WIC Breastfeeding Videos

WIC: Breastfeeding Support
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Useful Links

MDCH-WIC
USDA site
Nutrition Education site
My Community Dental Centers site
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