Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC focuses on keeping families healthy through improved nutrition. This is a federally funded  supplemental food program for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age 5. Breastfeeding support, education, and promotion are a main focus in starting infants on the path to good health.  WIC emphasizes breastfeeding due to its health and immunity building benefits. Additionally, WIC provides education to participants and clients receive a variety of healthy foods based upon federal nutritional priorities. These may include whole grains, dairy, fruits, vegetables, proteins, baby foods and supplemental infant formula.  

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor-PC

When you need someone to talk to about breastfeeding, we are here for you. Our PC is available both during and after work hours. The PC can answer your questions, listen to your concerns, encourage, support, educate, and help you be successful at breastfeeding. A breastfeeding peer counselor is someone just like you. She lives in our community, has participated in the WIC program, and has breastfed. 

 

 

 WIC Clinic Schedule

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: By appointment.

Monday & Thursday: Walk-in 8:30 am - 11 am & 1 pm - 3:30 pm, or by appointment

  Coupon pickup and nutrition education on Tuesday

   Call the W.I.C. program for more information and eligibility requirements: (217) 735-2317

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

INCOME GUIDELINES

JULY 1, 2020 to JUNE 30, 2021

GROSS INCOME

FAMILY SIZE

ANNUAL

MONTHLY TWICE-MONTHLY

BI-WEEKLY

WEEKLY
1 $23,606 $1,968 $984 $908 $454
2 $31,894 $2,658 $1,329 $1,227 $614
3 $40,182 $3,349 $1,675 $1,546 $773
4 $48,470 $4,040 $2,020 $1,865 $933
5 $56,758 $4,730 $2,365 $2,183 $1,092
6 $65,046 $5,421 $2,711 $2,502 $1,251
7 $73,334 $6,112 $3,056 $2,821 $1,411
8 $81,622 $6,802 $3,401 $3,140 $1,570
           
Add for each additional family member +$8,288 +$691 +$346 +$319 +$160
           

 

Below is a picture to represent the food packages for WIC. (Formula not pictured)

 

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

Family Case Management

Who is Eligible?

  • Women, infants, and children

  Program Includes: 

  • Referrals for medical care throughout your pregnancy and delivery
  • Visiting nurses
  • Individual education and counseling with a nurse
  • Referral to community resources
  • Family planning counseling after delivery
  • High risk infant follow-up

 

Child Health

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