WIC

Long gone are WIC Vouchers.

Introducing the WIC Card!


WHO CAN RECEIVE WIC?
The WIC target population are low-income, nutritionally at risk:

  • Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends).

  • Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s 1st birthday)

  • Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends)

  • Infants (up to 1st birthday). WIC serves 53 percent of all infants born in the United States.

  • Children up to their 5th birthday


WIC is a short-term program.  Therefore, a participant will “graduate” at the end of one or more certification periods.  A certification period is the length of time a WIC participant is eligible to receive benefits.  Depending on whether the individual is pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding, an infant, or a child, an eligible individual usually receives WIC benefits from 6 months to a year, at which time she/he must reapply.


HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in receiving WIC benefits and meet the requirements to apply, please schedule an appointment with us Monday – Friday between the hours of 9am and 4pm.  If you are not in our service area, call 1-800-251-BABY to locate the best WIC Clinic for you.  Call that clinic.  Make an appointment to see if you and/or your children are eligible for WIC.   Bring proof of income for each person living in your house by bringing one of these items:

  • Pay stub showing “gross income”

  • Current tax records

  • Letter from employer with salary amount

  • Proof of Social Security benefits

  • Alimony or Child Support Payments

  • Other proof (ask clinic)

Anyone on Medicaid, Food Stamps or TANF is automatically income eligible for WIC. Please bring proof of participating in these programs.

Bring Proof of where you live by bringing one of these items:

  • Rent receipt

  • Utility bill

  • Other proof (ask clinic)


Bring Proof of Identification for each person who wants WIC benefits by bringing one of these items:

  • Driver’s license

  • Birth certificate

  • State or School ID

  • Other proof (ask clinic)

​WHAT IS WIC?

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five. The foods provided may include: infant formula, infant fruits/vegetables and infant cereal, adult cereals low in sugar and high in iron, milk, cheese, juice, eggs, peanut butter or dried beans/peas, whole grains, canned fish, fresh fruits and vegetables.
 

SERVICES PROVIDED:

Breast Feeding Support & Education, Referrals To Other Health & Social Service Programs Including TANF, LaChip, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Family Planning, and Healthy Start

Crescent City Family Services

Phone: 504-247-0592

Email: ccfamilyservices429@gmail.com

Address: 429 Wall Boulevard
Gretna, Louisiana 70056

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