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Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, is a supplemental nutrition program focused on eating healthy for moms and kids. WIC can provide nutrition education, nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, nutritious foods and referrals to other services as needed.

CEDA operates the largest WIC program in Illinois, now serving over 50,000 clients. Clients are eligible for all WIC benefits, including vouchers for WIC foods, personalized counseling with a nutritionist, and individual and group education.

Brochures:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender, identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

Eligibility Guidelines

Effective July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Family or Household Size Annual Income Monthly Income Twice-Monthly Bi-Weekly Weekly Income
1 $21,775 $1,815 $908 $838 $419
2 $29,471 $2,456 $1,228 $1,134 $567
3 $36,167 $3,098 $1,549 $1,430 $715
4 $44,863 $3,739 $1,870 $1,726 $863
5 $52,559 $4,380 $2,190 $2,022 $1,011
6 $60,255 $5,022 $2,511 $2,318 $1,159
7 $67,951 $5,663 $2,832 $2,614 $1,307
8 $75,647 $6,304 $3,152 $2,910 $1,455
For each additional family member add + $7,696 + $642 + $321 + $296 + $148
  • Eligibility Requirements:

  • To be eligible for WIC, you must either be pregnant; be breastfeeding; have had a baby in the past six months; or have a child or infant younger than five years old. You must also have a health or nutrition risk and meet income guidelines (185% of the poverty level).

    Parents, legal guardians or caretakers who have medical and financial responsibility for the child may apply for WIC benefits.

WIC Offices

  • Bloom-Rich WIC

    Bloom-Rich

    1203 W. End Ave.
    Chicago Heights, IL 60411
    Phone: 708-754-4576
    Alt No.: 708-802-2437 or 708-802-2439

  • Blue Island WIC

    Blue Island

    12940 S. Western
    (entrance off High Street)
    Blue Island, IL 60406
    Phone: 708-371-5728

  • Harvey WIC

    Harvey

    53 E. 154th Street
    Harvey, IL 60426
    Phone: 708-339-3614
    Alt No.: 708-802-2427 or 708-802-2429

  • Howard WIC

    Howard

    1516 W. Howard
    Chicago, IL 60626
    Phone: 773-338-7334

  • Irving Park WIC

    Irving Park

    3948 N. Lowell
    Chicago, IL 60641
    Phone: 773-685-1507

  • Summit WIC

    Summit

    7666 W. 63rd Street
    Summit, IL 60501
    Phone: 708-458-0012
    Alt No.: 708-802-2378 or 708-802-2380

Albany Park

2754-58 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: 773-878-0578

Austin

5425 W. Lake St.
(2nd floor - PCC Bldg)
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone: 773-413-1917

Bloom-Rich

1203 W. End Ave.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone: 708-754-4576
Alt.#: 708-802-2437
or 708-802-2439

Blue Island

12940 S. Western
(entrance off High Street)
Blue Island, IL 60406
Phone: 708-371-5728

Chicago Heights

233 W. Joe Orr Rd.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone: 708-754-2788

Des Plaines

400 O’Connor Dr.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: 847-294-1802

Diversey

4622 W. Diversey
Chicago, IL 60639
Phone: 773-545-7159

Evanston

2010 Dewey Ave.,
(Lower Level - Family Focus Bldg )
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-328-3511
Alt.#: 312-446-9228

Harvey

53 E. 154th Street
Harvey, IL 60426
Phone: 708-339-3614

Howard

1516 W. Howard
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: 773-338-7334

Irving Park

3948 N. Lowell
Chicago, IL 60641
Phone: 773-685-1507

Maywood

411 W. Madison
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: 708-450-3500

Morton Grove

6421 Dempster Street
Morton Grove, IL 60053
Phone: 224-534-7433

Mt. Prospect

1300 W. Northwest Hwy.
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
Phone: 224-324-3848
Alt.#: 224-232-7537
or 847-514-5052

Oak Lawn

5535 W. 87th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Phone: 708-423-1131

Oak Park

6026 W. Roosevelt Road
Oak Park, IL 60304
Phone: 708-445-3314

Rolling Meadows

Eastpark Apartments Office Building
2272 Algonquin Parkway
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Phone: 847-670-6980

Skokie

2nd District Courthouse
5600 Old Orchard Road,
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: 847-967-1851

Summit

7666 W. 63rd Street
Summit, IL 60501
Phone: 708-458-0012