WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN (WIC)

WIC is a program that assists caregivers and children ages 0-5 years old. Caregivers receive both an eWIC card with funds to purchase specific food items, and regular counseling sessions that give parents and caregivers the support and goal-setting skills they need to help them learn to use those items to create healthy meals. By encouraging parents and caregivers, they gain the confidence to develop an enriching mealtime structure for their children.

Peer Support Program

The WIC Peer Program is a way for past WIC moms to help current and expecting WIC moms with things like prenatal counseling, breast-feeding support, and other parenting questions and concerns. 

This free service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For info, call your local WIC office.

ELIGIBILITY

Residents of Scott and Carver Counties: to find out if WIC is a good fit for you, please fill out the form.

Residents of Dakota County: WIC is administered through Dakota County Health Services.


WIC Screening

Include all earnings (before tax income) in the household, including social security benefits and child support payments.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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

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