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DCS North Macomb WIC Program

DCS North Macomb WIC Program

WIC Family WIC is a cost-effective governmental health and nutrition education program that has shown a positive effect on pregnancy outcomes and on child growth and development. WIC serves Michigan residents who are:

  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding, for up to one year postpartum
  • Women who are not breastfeeding, for six months postpartum
  • Children under 5 years old
  • AND meet WIC income guidelines

To be eligible on the basis of income, applicants' gross income (i.e. before taxes are withheld) must fall at or below 185 percent of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. The guidelines for WIC are shown below.

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines

What happens in WIC?

Boy with doctor WIC provides the following services to achieve positive health outcomes:

  • Nutrition counseling and education
  • Breastfeeding promotion and support
  • An Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card to purchase nutritious foods
  • Immunization screening and referrals
  • Health and social service referrals

WIC Health Professionals (Registered Dietitians and Registered Nurses) meet with each participant to:

  • Assess their diet and health history to identify nutritional needs and goals
  • Provide nutrition counseling
  • Determine the appropriate foods for that individual and explain how to get them at an authorized WIC retailer.

Mother breastfeeding baby

WIC Promotes Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding promotion and support is a key part of the Michigan WIC program is available at no cost to you.

 

WIC Clinic Information

Baby Our WIC clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm. The third Tuesday of each month we are open until 7:00pm.  We also offer online and "Quick WIC" nutrition education and Project FRESH vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables (seasonal).

To learn more about the DCS North Macomb WIC Program, or to see if you qualify, call us today: (586)749-5173 ext 233

To find a WIC provider anywhere in Michigan call: 1-800-26-BIRTH(24784)

Downriver Community Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Esta institucion es un proveedor de igual oportunidad


Non-discrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

 

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

 

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

Non-discrimination Statement – Spanish

El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (por sus siglas en inglés "USDA") prohíbe la discriminación contra sus clientes, empleados y solicitantes de empleo por raza, color, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, sexo, identidad de género, religión, represalias y, según corresponda, convicciones políticas, estado civil, estado familiar o paternal, orientación sexual, o si los ingresos de una persona provienen en su totalidad o en parte de un programa de asistencia pública, o información genética protegida de empleo o de cualquier programa o actividad realizada o financiada por el Departamento. (No todos los criterios prohibidos se aplicarán a todos los programas y/o actividades laborales).

 

Si desea presentar una queja por discriminación del programa de Derechos Civiles, complete el

USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (formulario de quejas por discriminación del programa del USDA), que puede encontrar en internet en http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, o en cualquier oficina del USDA, o llame al (866) 632-9992 para solicitar el formulario. También puede escribir una carta con toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Envíenos su formulario de queja completo o carta por correo postal a U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication,
1400 Independence
Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, por fax al (202) 690-7442 o por correo electrónico a program.intake@usda.gov.

 

Las personas sordas, con dificultades auditivas, o con discapacidad del habla pueden contactar al USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service (Servicio federal de transmisión) al (800) 877-8339 o (800) 845-6136 (en español).

 

El USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.