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

Breastfeeding Support Services

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

Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s Market program provides vouchers to be used at local farmer’s markets.

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.