Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Connecticut women who meet income guidelines and need help providing their children with nutrient-rich foods can get help through Yale New Haven Hospital’s special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) – which has been in operation for 40 years.
The federally-funded WIC program provides pregnant women, nursing mothers and children up to 5 with vouchers that can be used at authorized grocery stores. The program subsidizes nutrient-rich foods like milk, cheese, eggs, fruit juice, dried beans and peas, peanut butter, cereals, fruits, vegetables, yogurt, brown rice and whole grain bread products, as well as infant formula and jarred baby foods.
Applicants are evaluated for both financial need and nutritional risk. Financial guidelines are based on the household’s gross income and family size. For example, a family of four with a gross annual salary of $44,863 or less is financially eligible. Those participating in programs like SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), Temporary Family Assistance or HUSKY A/Medicaid are automatically income eligible.
Yale New Haven Hospital has WIC offices on both the York Street Campus (Howard Avenue) and the Saint Raphael Campus.
For more information, call:
You can also visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service WIC website, the Connecticut Department of Health's WIC website, or USDA's main website.
- 203-688-5150 (York Street Campus)
- 203-789-3563 (Saint Raphael Campus)
WIC shopping is getting easier. Electronic Benefits-eWIC is coming in 2016.
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