The Women, Infants, Children Program – WIC – provides healthy foods for kids up to five years old and pregnant women. This food is provided monthly in the form of benefits on an EBT card. Nutrition Education is provided by Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists. We offer free counseling to clients at high nutritional risk.
WIC also offers breastfeeding support. Breastfeeding Peer Counselors guide and educate moms to help them successfully achieve their breastfeeding goals. We also have free counseling with International Board Certified Lactation Consultants.
We can also connect families with additional resources in their community such as immunizations, healthcare providers, substance use treatment, and health insurance.
WIC is a program for families who live in Michigan with low to moderate income. You do not need to be a permanent resident of Michigan and WIC does not collect information about immigration or citizenship status. VIEW INCOME GUIDELINES
LOCATIONS AND CONTACT
InterCare Community Health Network WIC has locations in Ottawa, Allegan, Van Buren, and Cass counties. We also serve seasonal farm workers in Berrien and Kent counties. Click below to find information on the location closest to you: VIEW WIC LOCATIONS
• TO DOWNLOAD THE WIC APP
You can also download the WIC CONNECT APP on your phone to see if you are eligible for WIC, request appointments, check your benefits, and find WIC foods.
• NUTRITION EDUCATION ONLINE
To access nutrition education online, visit the WIC HEALTH
• BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT
For breastfeeding help, CLICK HERE
• WIC NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
VIEW THE WIC NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
• ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For more information about this program, please contact
Kali Jones, WIC Coordinator
WIC is here to provide the information, tools, and support for moms and caregivers like you. WIC offers guidance on how to shop for healthy food, how to prepare it, and how to convince your children to eat it. WIC can offer this through individual nutrition counseling with a Nutritionist or a Registered Dietitian.
BENEFITS & SUPPORT
FOOD FOR INFANTS
The WIC Program and the American Association of Pediatrics recommend breastfeeding for the first year of life. All WIC staff receive breastfeeding training and support breastfeeding. WIC has Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants available to support families to meet their breastfeeding goals.
WIC also provides supplemental amounts of formula for infants who are not breastfeeding. Infants who are older than six months of age will receive jarred infant fruits, vegetables, and meats. Infants older than nine months may receive fresh fruit and vegetable benefits.
FOOD FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Women who are pregnant or have recently delivered an infant are eligible for many food benefits. Women who breastfeed their babies are eligible for additional benefits for longer than those who do not breastfeed. Children are eligible for food benefits until the age of 5.