|General Agency Information|
|Name:||WIC - Women, Infant & Children Program|
|Alternate Name(s):||Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children|
Women, Infant, and Children Program
|Address:||1105 Water Street|
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm|
|Description:||Provides nutrition education, special checks to buy healthy food, breastfeeding information and support, help in finding health care and other community services to women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum, and to children up to age five years.
18-A West Lake Avenue
Watsonville, CA 95076
Primary Phone: 831-722-7121
ELIGIBILITY:Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or just had a baby. Children under 5 years old (including foster children)and families with a low to medium income, working families may qualify.
|Mission:||WIC is a family friendly and participant centered program that provides nutrition education and breastfeeding support in a respectful and culturally competent environment.|
|Programs:||**NEW**Our advocates can connect your family to programs such as Medi-Cal and the Covered California Health Exchange (Affordable Care Act).
Special checks to buy healthy foods like organic fruits and vegetables and whole grain foods at local grocery stores and at the Watsonville farmers' market.
Nutrition education (available during the day and in the evening) and great health tips for you and your family
Breastfeeding information and support for you and your baby
Referrals to health care and other community services
A Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program
Healthy Kids/Healthy Families insurance assistance fathers-only classes
Demo kitchens and healthy cooking instruction
Bags of fresh produce from 2nd Harvest Food Bank
Personal Peer Counselor for breastfeeding support from pregnancy through the first year of your baby's life
Online nutrition education classes
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Wheelchair Access|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within Four Blocks|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
|Physical Location:||Santa Cruz|
|Parent Agency:||Community Bridges|
Health Insurance Information/Counseling
|This record last modified October 2, 2013|