Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that provides nutrition education, counseling, and healthy foods to help low-income mothers, infants, and children get the nutrients they need for proper growth and development.
WIC also provides breastfeeding education and support, along with screening and referrals to other health or social services. WIC is a Federal Grant Program funded by the Food and Nutrition Services of the USDA. WIC is not an entitlement program.
You could be eligible for WIC if you:
- are pregnant
- are breastfeeding (up to 12 months after delivery)
- are postpartum (up to 6 months after delivery)
- are an infant or child up to 5 years of age
- meet the Illinois WIC income guidelines (you may still be eligible even with a job)
Please visit the following link to complete a pre-screening tool to see if you may be eligible for the WIC program:
To schedule an appointment for WIC, please call (618)939-3871 ext. 216
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. email: email@example.com
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.