Women, Infants & Children
WIC is a free health and nutrition program created in 1972 to help low-income families. It helps pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age five to eat well and stay healthy. WIC provides free healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition counseling and referrals to other helpful services and community resources. To apply for WIC benefits, you must make an appointment at your local WIC agency.
Applicants must meet all of the following 4 criteria:
1. Must fall into one of the following categories:
• Pregnant Women
• Breastfeeding Women up to 1 year from delivery
• Postpartum Women up to 6 months from delivery
• Children up to their 5th birthday
2. Must be a resident of Oakland County. U.S. Citizenship is not required.
3. Must be at or below 185% of Federal Poverty Guidelines or on Medicaid or food stamps
4. Must be determined by WIC clinic staff to be at nutrition and/or health risk. Some typical health risks are: low blood iron or anemia; too much or too little weight gain (for pregnant women and children), poor diet, chronic disease, and developmental disabilities.
If you would like to make an appointment please call WIC at 877-526-2438.
WIC - Federal website for WIC for information and resources
Michigan Department of Community Health - WIC information for Michigan
La Leche League - mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.