Apply for WIC online at https://www.mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-the-women-infants-children-wic-nutrition-program.Call 508 679-9349.
What is WIC?
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is a free nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and kids under age 5 healthy.
Fall River WIC Program: 387 Quarry Street, Suite 101, Fall River, MA, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday 8:00 a.m. — 6:30 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Swansea WIC Program: 68 Stevens Road, Swansea, MA; Wednesday (call for hours)
- Personalized nutrition consultations
- Free, healthy food
- Breastfeeding education and support
- Referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, child care, playgroups, housing and fuel assistance, and other services that can benefit the whole family
WIC provides parents with opportunities to talk with other parents about nutrition and other health topics that are important to their families. Who is eligible for WIC? If you are working or not working, married or single, a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under 5, you can apply for WIC for your child. You can participate in WIC if you:
- Live in Massachusetts
- Have a nutritional need (WIC staff can help you determine this)
- Have a child under 5 years old
- Are a pregnant or breastfeeding woman
- Have a family income less than WIC guidelines (below)
You are automatically income eligible for WIC if you are currently receiving TAFDC, SNAP or MassHealth Standard. Foster children under age 5 are also automatically eligible for WIC.
WIC recognizes the important role that fathers, grandparents, stepparents, and other guardians play in caring for kids. Fathers and other caregivers of kids under 5 are encouraged to enroll and bring kids to appointments, attend nutrition and health workshops, and use WIC in the grocery stores. WIC Offers Healthy Foods: Click here for Your WIC Approved Food List WIC makes it easier for you to provide the healthy, delicious foods that you feel good about giving your family. WIC provides free healthy food, including:
- Baby Food
- Brown Rice
- Canned fish
- Dried or canned beans/peas
- Fruit juice
- Fruits & vegetables
- Infant formula
- Peanut butter
- Whole grain bread and pasta
Breastfeeding Support Services:
WIC Warmline # 774-627-1292 Call us to have all your breastfeeding questions answered by a Breastfeeding Counselor New Life New Beginnings – Congratulations on your new pregnancy! All pregnant women attend one class during their pregnancy. Discussions include common topics that occur during pregnancy as well as what to expect while enrolled in WIC. Breastfeeding Teaching Group – Congratulations! Your about to take part in one of life’s greatest miracles – Breastfeeding your baby. Breastfeeding can be simple, especially if you know the tricks. Our Peer Counselors are here to share them with you. Join us for refreshments and learn more about these topics: Babies First Feeding, Normal Infant Behavior, What to expect as a new mom. Watch Me Grow – Breastfeeding Support for postpartum woman. Learn more about these topics: Infant Massage, BellyTime , Baby & Me Yoga, Infant Safety, Real Life Baby Einstein, Happiest Baby, Story Time: Raising a Reader, Bedtime Hour, Baby Proof your Home. Share your breastfeeding experiences. Bring your questions. Bring your family.
Fall River WIC Program 387 Quarry Street Suite 101 Fall River, Massachusetts, 02723 508 679-9349; Fax:508 679-1195
Do you have questions? Contact WIC today to learn more 508 679-9349; 1-800-WIC-1007 or visit www.mass.gov/wic
Nutrition Division MA Department of Public Health TDD/TTY: (617) 624-5992
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.