WIC: Women, Infants, Children
The WIC Program provides free food, nutrition counseling, and health screening services for pregnant women, women who have just had a baby, and children up to age five. You do not need to be receiving government assistance to qualify.
InterCare Community Health Network is the local WIC provider for residents and migrants in Cass, Van Buren, Ottawa, and Allegan Counties, and for migrants in Berrien and Kent Counties. Find your local WIC office location.
WIC is supported federally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is administered at the local level by designated WIC agencies. Services available through the WIC program include breastfeeding support and nutrition counseling. WIC clients will receive a WIC Bridge Card which they may use at authorized grocery stores to receive WIC approved groceries.
WIC Makes a Difference
WIC provides services to help women give their children a healthy childhood. Studies show that infants and children who receive WIC services are more likely to be breastfed and less likely to be underweight at birth. WIC also helps Infants and children be better prepared for school and less likely to get sick.
For more information about this program contact Kate White, WIC Manager, at 269.427.7914.