When women and children thrive, communities thrive. Studies have shown that nutrition and education are key to stabilizing and economically mobilizing communities across the world – and that’s why our Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program is so important to our mission. As part of a national program, our team strives to take service to the next level, providing women and children a safe, fun, and consistent experience.

 “I felt welcomed instantly. The talks, the support, and all my questions were answered…with tons of new tips on Walter’s growing, his eating and as well as myself.” Dominique

A mom looks at her young son. The quote on the image reads: "When I first had my son, I didn’t know what to do food wise, but WIC helped educate me. I love that they give healthy food to keep us healthy."One of our key services is nutrition education, which includes giving parents help putting together shopping lists. We also provide funds for food shopping. WIC benefits are stored on a card clients can use in the grocery store just like a debit card for ease.

“When I first had my son, I didn’t know what to do food wise, but WIC helped educate me. I love that they give healthy food to keep us healthy. My sister is on WIC now too and feels the same way. All follow up visits, they are always monitoring our kids, making sure they eat well and meeting their needs. My son is lactose-intolerant, and I am grateful WIC offers lactose-free milk.”

And while mom gets support, kiddos get to play! Little buddies feel good about coming to WIC clinics because they are the most vibrant, kid-friendly WIC settings in Cook County. In addition to serving the nutritional needs of our clients, WIC also cares about the intellectual growth of the families we serve. WIC offers kids a collection of books to choose from and take home every time they come for a visit.

CEDA WIC has helped me and my family in so many ways. They’ve helped keep food in our house when we didn’t have any. They’ve helped my family to eat healthier. They’ve helped my children to learn to read early by providing free books. My children have a large collection of books that they absolutely love.” Ceronda

A little boy and girl stand together. The boy is holding a book that is titled "I Am An Alligator" For new moms, our breastfeeding experts are a great asset, offering physical and emotional support. We also help moms who are having difficulty with managing their kids feeding needs, our counselors are here to help with advice and information.

“WIC has been a great help to my family and me because we get the milk for my family and not just free milk but I have learned a lot of things with the classes that I had no idea about or that within my culture were necessarily true. I am thankful that WIC is here for me, my family and all the mothers out there. It has taught me how to feed my kids healthier.”

For our dedicated staff, getting to know the families over the years is a heartwarming experience. We care for mothers from pregnancy through their child’s first five years of life.

“I mean, there are no words to explain how thankful I am for the WIC program. Since birth, you guys have provided me with nutritional milk, grains, fruits, and vegetables each month. Giving us some hope of still having some food you know just in case.” Synthia

Our WIC clinics want to hear from you! Give our clinics a call to set up an appointment at 855-942-2332. Our team’s staff can assist clients in English, Spanish, Arabic, Polish, and beyond!

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, disability, age, 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: [email protected].

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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, discapacidad, edad, 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 discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] 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:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html 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: [email protected].
Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

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