(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
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.
WIC services are free to applicants and participants
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM Monday by appointment.
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday through Friday by appointment.
(810) 987-8222 or (800) 26-BIRTH
This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider
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, support groups, one-on-one counseling sessions and phone calls.
Liz Foley is St. Clair County WIC’s Peer Counselor who is also an exclusively breastfeeding working
mom with a handsome healthy son. Liz can help breastfeeding moms through their breastfeeding journey
and enhance their breastfeeding success. For help with any breastfeeding issues or concerns, please contact Liz 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 Liz Foley
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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