CIFC Regional WIC Nutrition Program

Women, Infants, & Children

WIC can help parents of babies and pregnant women recieve healthy food and nutrition information for their children and themselves.

Call or stop by the WIC office to complete an application.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as the WIC Program, provides healthcare referrals, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and supplemental foods. Source

What are the benefits of WIC?

  • Funds or an eWIC card to buy healthy food for you or your children at local stores. mother_child
  • Individual time to speak with a nutritionist or trained professional about your diet or your child's diet.
  • Breastfeeding support and information.
  • Opportunity to meet and talk to other moms with young children.
  • Referrals to health care and other social service programs.

Who is eligible for WIC?

  • Pregnant Women 
    (Through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends)*

  • Breastfeeding Women 
    (Up to baby's 1st birthday)

  • Postpartum Women, Non-breastfeeding 
    (Up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends)*

  • Infants 
    (Up to 1st birthday)

  • Children up to their 5th Birthday
    (Fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children)

WIC shopping is getting easier. Electronic Benefits – eWIC is here.

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CIFC/GDCHC WIC is recognized as a Breastfeeding/Friendly Employer through the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition (CBC). The award was granted on August 2, 2016. 


*Pregnant Women (Through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends) we keep the mom with a pregnant food package until she is seen by her MD for the 6 week post par tum visit whether she has a live birth or not if she has a miscarriage her status is changed 6 weeks after the miscarriage and is eligible to receive benefits for 6 months.


*Non-breastfeeding Postpartum Women (Up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends) This benefit is issued to non breastfeeding women. If you breastfeed you are eligible for benefits until the child's first birthday, if you choose formula and breastfeeding the benefit package will vary depending on how much your breastfeed, the nutritionist prescribes the appropriate food package after speaking with mom. 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement  (Spanish Translation)

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, credo religioso, discapacidad, edad, creencias políticas, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA. Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o con discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] llamando al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por: (1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o (3)  correo electrónico: Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.