CIFC Danbury Regional WIC Nutrition Program

Women, Infants, & Children
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WIC can help parents of babies and pregnant women recieve healthy food and nutrition information for their children and themselves.

As soon as you know you are pregnant, call WIC for an appointment at 203-456-1410


The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as the WIC Program, provides healthcare referrals, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and supplemental foods. Source


What are the benefits of WIC?

  • An eWIC card to buy healthy food for you and/or your children at local stores. mother_child
  • Individual time to speak with a nutritionist or trained professional about your diet or your child's diet.
  • Breastfeeding support and information.
  • Opportunity to meet and talk to other moms with young children.
  • Referrals to health care and other social service programs.

Who is eligible for WIC?

  • Pregnant Women 
    (Through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends)*

     
  • Breastfeeding Women 
    (Up to baby's 1st birthday)

     
  • Postpartum Women, Non-breastfeeding 
    (Up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends)*

     
  • Infants 
    (Up to 1st birthday)

     
  • Children up to their 5th Birthday
    (Fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children)


WIC shopping is getting easier. Electronic Benefits – eWIC is here.

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CIFC/GDCHC WIC is recognized as a Breastfeeding/Friendly Employer through the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition (CBC). The award was granted on August 2, 2016. 

 

*Pregnant Women (Through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends) we keep the mom with a pregnant food package until she is seen by her MD for the 6 week post par tum visit whether she has a live birth or not if she has a miscarriage her status is changed 6 weeks after the miscarriage and is eligible to receive benefits for 6 months.
 

 

*Non-breastfeeding Postpartum Women (Up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends) This benefit is issued to non breastfeeding women. If you breastfeed you are eligible for benefits until the child's first birthday, if you choose formula and breastfeeding the benefit package will vary depending on how much your breastfeed, the nutritionist prescribes the appropriate food package after speaking with mom. 

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), 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.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf , from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:

1. Mail: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA 1320 Braddock Place, Room 334 Alexandria, VA 22314; or

2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. Email: FNSCIVILRIGHTSCOMPLAINTS@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

 

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement  (Spanish Translation)

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles. La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720- 2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339. Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resourcefiles/usda-program-discrimination-complaint-form-spanish.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:

(1)correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

(2)fax: (833)256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o

(3)correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.