WIC Help NY

 

 

WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and/or children. WIC provides nutritional advice, breastfeeding support, nutritious foods, formula, and referrals to other services and local providers. To qualify for WIC, you must live in NY, meet income eligibility rules or get benefits from Medicaid, SNAP, or TANF, and have a dietary need.

The WIC Help NY program is an outreach program targeting areas where less than 50% of eligible populations are utilizing WIC benefits.

MILC’s WIC Help Specialist travels throughout Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties providing one-on-one services to connect eligible pregnant and postpartum women, and children under age five, to the WIC program.

The WIC Help Specialist also works to help fathers, grandparents, and other caregivers to apply for WIC on behalf of children in their care.

The WIC Help Specialist can help determine if someone may be eligible for WIC, explain how WIC works, and can set appointments at the local WIC clinics.

The service is free, confidential, and conveniently located.

In 2019 – NYS WIC participants can now purchase WIC foods using an Electronic Benefit Transfer card called eWIC. This will make shopping for WIC foods much easier and accessible. An eWIC card is like a debit card. You can use your eWIC card to buy WIC approved foods at WIC stores.

 

For Help with WIC, contact:

Emily McClure, (315) 764-9442 x406 or Cell (315) 705-3859

Upcoming Outreach Events

MILC will be at the following locations providing information about WIC and available to assist your or someone you know with their future WIC appointment

2/11/19 – 10AM-3:00PM, Tabling Event, SUNY Potsdam, Commuter Lounge, 44 Pierrepont Ave, Potsdam NY 13676

2/12/19 – 6:00-7:00PM, Presentation on WIC, Stronger Ogdensburg for All meeting, 31 David Street, Ogdensburg NY 13669

2/13/19 – 10:30-11:15am, Tabling Event, Pals Story Time, Watertown Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington Street, Watetown NY 13601

2/14/19 – 10:30-11:15am, Tabling Event, Mother Goose Story Time, Watertown Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington Street, Watertown NY 13601

2/20/19 – 2:00-4:00PM, Tabling Event, Family Raptors Program, Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St., Ogdensburg NY 13669

2/25/19 – 10AM-3:00PM, Tabling Event, SUNY Potsdam, Commuter Lounge, 44 Pierrepont Ave, Potsdam NY 13676

St. Lawrence, Jefferson, & Lewis County Phone:

(315) 764 - 9442

 

Franklin County Phone:

(518) 483 - 2151

 

Toll Free Phone:

(877) 397 - 9613