Women, Infant, and Children program (WIC)

 

 A supplemental food program for women, infants and children who are eligible. The program serves pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to age five (5). WIC provides nutritious foods.

Eligible participants are issued food coupons which can be used at WIC approved stores. These coupons are for specified foods approved through the WIC program.

WIC Foods: – milk, juice, cheese, dried beans, eggs, cereal and peanut butter. Infant formula, cereal and juice.

Nutrition Education is provided to participants on a variety of topics including iron-rich foods, shopping on a budget, healthy snacks for children and more.

Please refer to your appointment reminder regarding the necessary documents for you/your child’s appointment.

 

If you do not receive paycheck stubs from your employer, or are self-employed, the following forms are attached for your convenience.

DHS Self-Employment Record

Employment and Income Verification form

To determine income eligibility, please use the guidelines below:

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines

www.dhs.state.il.us For information regarding cash assistance, medical card, and SNAP (Illinois Link) benefits.

www.wichealth.org to complete online nutrition education for WIC

 

 

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;


(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or


(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Breastfeeding Support Services

Breastfeeding Peer Network provides additional breastfeeding services to support women making the choice to breastfeed babies for better outcomes.

Family Case Management

Case Management services, including home visits, are available to pregnant women, infants and children who meet financial and age eligibility. Family Case Management staff provides services for the Illinois Perinatal program (APORS) and Medical Case management for Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) wards.