Benefits for pregnant women, new moms and young children
Becoming a parent is the adventure of a lifetime, but it comes with a lot of responsibility and challenges. As a new mom, or soon-to-be mom, it is helpful to know the resources available to you and your growing family.
The Illinois Women Infant Children program, commonly known as “WIC”, is a nutrition assistance program in place to make sure that new moms have the help they need to feed their babies and to take care of themselves.
WIC benefits include:
To be eligible for WIC in Illinois, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Participants must also be considered low income and at nutritional risk according to WIC guidelines.
Contact a WIC location near you to get started. If you are outside of Chicago, you can use the Illinois Department of Human Services Office locator to find a WIC Office near you.