Kalamaoo County

Health and Community Services

WIC

Women, Infants, & Children

WHAT IS WIC?

WIC is a special nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. It is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In Kalamazoo County, WIC Services are provided by the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services and the Family Health Center.

The WIC program provides:

  • Nutrition education
  • One-on-one counseling about nutrition
  • Monthly food benefits
  • Support and help with breastfeeding
  • Referrals to health care, immunizations, and other programs

WHO IS WIC FOR?

  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who recently had a baby.
    • You can stay on WIC for one year after your baby is born if you are breastfeeding, or for six months if not breastfeeding.
  • Infants from birth to 1 year of age.
  • Children from 1 year of age to their 5th birthday.
  • Must live in Michigan and meet income and health guidelines.

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.

To read in Spanish: http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71547_4910_75048---,00.html





Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services is committed to providing equitable, culturally competent care to all individuals served, regardless of race, age, sex, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

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