Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a public health program that benefits low- and moderate-income pregnant and parenting women and their families.
WIC is designed to support pregnant and postpartum women with infants and young children up to the age of five who are medically or nutritionally at-risk. WIC is a welcoming, friendly atmosphere to learn about the best ways to care for children’s nutritional and health needs. WIC has been proven to be highly effective in improving the health of pregnant women, new mothers and their infants.
WIC is a short term program with participants “graduating” at the end of one or more certification periods. There is no cost to families receiving WIC services.
- Nutrition and education counseling for women, children, and families;
- WIC cards for supplemental and nutritious foods, including milk, cheese, eggs, peanut butter, cereal, and beans;
- Lactation consulting including information and support for breastfeeding moms;
- Screenings and referrals for other services including housing, fuel, health services, counseling, medical referrals, or parent support groups.
- Opportunities to meet with other mothers to share recipes and talk about good nutrition to keep family members healthy including cooking and nutrition groups;
- Fresh produce and vouchers to local farmers markets.
BAMSI's WIC has satellite locations that include:
795 Pleasant Street, Brockton
63 Main Street, Brockton
88 Holmes Street, North Quincy
24 Athens Street, North Weymouth
275 Prospect Street, Norwood
121 Whitwell Street, Quincy
19 North Main Street, Randolph
445 Central Street. Old Colony YMCA , Room 272, Stoughton