W.I.C.
(Women, Infants, and Children’s Supplemental Food & Nutrition Program)

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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

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SUPPORT GROUP

MomConnect Breastfeeding Supports Group
Are you pregnant or breastfeeding and would like to get together with other moms to share information? Consider joining “MomConnect” for the free opportunity to gather information, form friendships with other moms, and build a network of resources that may benefit you and your child. MomConnect meets the 4th Monday every month from 5-6pm, at the St. Clair County Library. For more information contact Liz Foley, St. Clair County Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at (810) 987-5300 ext. 1469 or email her at efoley@stclaircounty.org. You can also contact Tracey McMahon, Registered Nurse at tmcmahon@stclaircounty.org. This support group is sponsored by the St. Clair County Health Department Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) and St. Clair County Health Department WIC Program. Supervised activities for small children are provided.

Mom Connect Flyer

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 .

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 check out http://www.everyouncecounts.org/


WIC Breastfeeding Videos

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Immune and Cancer:
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Useful Links

MDCH-WIC
USDA site
Nutrition Education site