WIC provides nutrition education and health information, breastfeeding support, food benefits for healthy foods (like fruits and vegetables), and referrals to medical providers and community services. There is no charge to receive WIC services. Individuals or families may qualify for WIC services if they:
· Are pregnant, breastfeeding, or had a baby in the past six months; or
· Are the primary caretakers of a child under the age 5; and
· Have a low to medium income and/or receive Medi-Cal, CalWORKs (TANF) or CalFresh (Food Stamps) benefits; and
· Live in California
Newly pregnant women, migrant workers, and working families are encouraged to apply. Pregnant individuals may apply as soon as they know they are pregnant. To determine if they meet WIC income guidelines, individuals may visit www.wicworks.ca.gov or MyFamily.wic.ca.gov
The Sierra County WIC Program serves residents throughout all of Sierra County. “We have one permanent office location, but our staff also travels to other locations in the county,” said Bré Whitley. “We do our best to schedule appointments at the most convenient locations for applicants and participants. We encourage anyone who is interested in the WIC Program to call us today to see if they qualify and to make an appointment.”
WIC staff may be reached at (530) 993-6703. Our WIC offices are located at 202 Front Street, Loyalton and a remote office at 22 Maiden Lane, Downieville.
WIC operates locally as part of the Sierra County Health & Human Services. For information about Sierra County Health & Human Services’ many programs and services, visit www.sierracounty.ca.gov.
For more information about WIC, visit www.wicworks.ca.gov or MyFamily.wic.ca.gov
WIC is an equal opportunity provider.