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WIC

WIC is a Supplemental Nutrition Program for low income Women, Infants and Children.  This program helps pregnant women, postpartum women and young children (less than 5 years of age) eat well and stay healthy.

Call NEVHC WIC for an appointment:

(818) 361–7541 or (800) 313-4942 (4WIC) (toll-free)

 

 

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The WIC target population are low-income, nutritionally at risk:

  • Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends).
  • Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s 1st birthday)
  • Nonbreastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends)
  • Infants (up to 1st birthday). WIC serves 53 percent of all infants born in the United States.
  • Children up to their 5th birthday.

Benefits

The following benefits are provided to WIC participants:

  • Supplemental nutritious foods
  • Nutrition education and counseling at WIC clinics
  • Screening and referrals to other health, welfare and social services

 

Program Delivery

WIC is not an entitlement program as Congress does not set aside funds to allow every eligible individual to participate in the program. WIC is a Federal grant program for which Congress authorizes a specific amount of funds each year for the program. WIC is

  • administered at the Federal level by FNS
  • administered by 90 WIC state agencies, through approximately 47,000 authorized retailers.
  • WIC operates through 1,900 local agencies in 10,000 clinic sites, in 50 State health departments, 34 Indian Tribal Organizations, the District of Columbia, and five territories (Northern Mariana, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands).

 

Examples of where WIC services are provided:

  • county health departments
  • hospitals
  • mobile clinics (vans)
  • community centers
  • schools
  • public housing sites
  • migrant health centers and camps
  • Indian Health Service facilities

 

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WIC Locations

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San Fernando Valley:

Canoga Park
21013 Sherman Way

Glendale
801 S. Chevy Chase Drive Suite #40

North Hollywood
6420 Bellingham Drive

Pacoima
13631 Van Nuys Blvd.

Pacoima Health Center
12756 Van Nuys Blvd.

Panorama City
8532 Van Nuys Blvd.

Reseda
18341 Sherman Way #108

San Fernando
1161 N. Maclay Avenue #B

Sun Valley Health Center
7223 Fair Avenue

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Santa Clarita Valley: 

Santa Clarita Valley Newhall
23630 Newhall Road

Valencia Health Center
23763 Valencia Blvd.

Santa Clarita (Canyon Country)
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