WIC – Women, Infants, and Children

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The Women Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) supports pregnant women, mothers and caregivers of infants and young children to keep themselves and their families healthy. WIC provides nutrition services, breastfeeding support, healthy foods and referrals to health and social services.

Eligibility

*Women who are pregnant or had a baby in the past 6 months or 12 months if breastfeeding;

*Infants and children under age 5; and

*Fathers, grandparents and foster parents who are the legal guardian of a child under age 5, may apply for WIC on their behalf.

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WIC applicants must reside in Pennsylvania; have a medical or nutritional risk (determined by a qualified nutritionist through a careful assessment of a participant’s dietary, environmental, and medical history); and have a gross household income that meets the WIC Income Guidelines below.

Income guidelines 2021

Family Size Maximum yearly Family Income
1 $23,828
2 $32,227
3 $40.626
4 $49,025
5 $57,424
6 $65,823
7 $74,222
8 $82,621

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To apply for WIC, call the WIC office near you. Staff will answer your questions and schedule your appointment, or get started online at www.pawic.com

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Clinic Locations 

Johnstown: 516 Main Street, 6th Fl. Johnstown, PA 15901 (814) 539-7141 FAX: (814) 535-2104.  Hours: M-F, 8:30 am-4:30pm. Closed for lunch. Every third Wednesday: 10:00am-6:00pm.

Ebensburg: 3133-65 New Germany Road, Ebensburg, PA 15931. (814) 472-7321 or (800) 986-1313. Fax: (814) 472-5657 Hours: M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm. Closed for lunch. Every third Wednesday: 10:00am-6:00pm.

Carrolltown: 2056 Plank Road, Carrolltown, PA 15722. (814) 344-8224.  FAX: (814) 344-8229. Hours: Open 3-4 days per week; days vary. Closed for lunch. Every third Wednesday: 10:00am-6:00pm.

Head Start Johnstown City Center: 401 Broad Street, Johnstown, PA  15906. (814) 539-7141. Hours: (satellite clinic) Open 1-2 days a month.

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Nutrition Services

*WIC provides nutrition education and services to help participants learn how to choose nutritious foods to improve their family’s health and minimize nutrition risk.

*WIC monitors growth and hemoglobin to help infants and children to grow and develop normally.

*WIC monitors prenatal weight trends in women to track progress during pregnancy.

*WIC assesses diet, identifies nutritional needs, and assists participants in setting goals.

*WIC issues nutritious supplemental foods tailored to address individual needs.

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Breastfeeding Support

The WIC Program strongly supports mothers’ milk as the main source of nutrition for infants. Breastfeeding improves health outcomes, lowers healthcare costs and saves lives! New mothers are supported with breastfeeding counseling services and free pumps.

Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program

The WIC Peer Counseling staff are moms within the community who have breastfed their own babies. They have been carefully selected by WIC to help offer new mothers important information about breastfeeding to help them meet their breastfeeding goals. To contact one of the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, call: (814) 361-6335 (Johnstown) or (814) 471-9798 (Ebensburg).

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Healthy Foods

WIC food benefits give participants access to healthy foods such as whole grains, dairy, produce, and lean protein from WIC authorized stores. Each family’s supplemental food package is determined by a nutritionist at the WIC office. We now offer the eWIC card! The eWIC card saves you time at the checkout, and you can buy your WIC foods in as many shopping trips as you need.

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Where to shop:

Cambria County WIC Authorized Store List 2020

PA WIC Food List Shopping Guide:

https://www.pawic.com/documents/Food%20List%20English.pdf

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Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program

The Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides WIC participants with access to fresh fruits and vegetables from local markets. WIC staff issue vouchers from June through September when local fresh produce is readily available through preapproved farmers’ markets.  Vouchers can be used at local markets until the end of November each year.

Find a market near you:

Farmer’s Market Locations

If you have any questions regarding the WIC Program, send an email to: mhudec@capcc.digitaliwayhost.net

For more information visit: www.pawic.com

WIC Commercial

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

WIC does not discriminate!

https://www.pawic.com/documents/NondiscriminationStatement.pdf