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

Monday - Friday 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, 2017 - JUNE 30, 2018

GROSS INCOME

FAMILY SIZE

ANNUAL

MONTHLY TWICE-MONTHLY

BI-WEEKLY

WEEKLY
1 $22,311 $1,860 $930 $859 $430
2 $30,044 $2,504 $1,252 $1,156 $578
3 $37,777 $3,149 $1,575 $1,453 $727
4 $45,510 $3,793 $1,897 $1,751 $876
5 $53,243 $4,437 $2,219 $2,048 $1,024
6 $60,976 $5,082 $2,541 $2,346 $1,173
7 $68,709 $5,726 $2,863 $2,643 $1,322
8 $76,442 $6,372 $3,186 $2,942 $1,471
           
Add for each additional family member $7,733 $645 $322.50 $298 $149
           

 

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

 


 

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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