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HEALTHY MOMS, BABIES & CHILDREN

WIC (Women. Infants. Children.) is a Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program that provides education, support, referrals and healthy food to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and post-partum women; infants and children up to age five.

The goal of WIC services is to decrease the risk of low birthweight, preterm births and infant mortality, and to improve the health of mothers, caregivers and children during critical times of growth and development. 

Services

  • Nutrition education, online as well

  • Breastfeeding support including peer counselors, education, experts and classes

  • Child nutrition

  • Healthy foods to supplement your diet

  • Weight management and physical activity

  • Vitamins and minerals

  • Referrals to other services

  • Remote appointment services

  • The Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides WIC coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables that can be purchased at farmers' markets during the summer and fall. The program runs from June - November 30.

  • Eligible participants receive an increased cash value benefit (CVB) from $26.00 to $78.00 per benefit month based on their category. 

Referal Services

  • Medicaid and Medicaid Prenatal Care 

  • Child Health Plus

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Family Planning

  • Early Head Start/ Head Start

  • Child Care Services 

  • Oral Health Services

  • Immunizations

  • Substance Use Counseling and Treatment

  • Blood Lead Testing and Screening

  • Homeless shelters

  • Child Support Enforcement Program

  • Domestic Violence programs

  • Child Protective Services (CPS)

 

Who We Help

  • Pregnant and Breastfeeding women

  • Postpartum women with babies up to 6 months old

  • Infants and children up to age five

  • Primary caregivers

 

Many people are unaware that they can qualify for WIC as soon as they find out they are pregnant, so they can receive the health and nutrition benefits of WIC early in their pregnancy and beyond. WIC also has modern and flexible services such as remote appointments, eWIC, and more. Learn about eWIC shopping:

To Qualify for WIC, You Must:

  • Live in New York State

  • Meet Income eligibility or get benefits from  Medicaid, SNAP or TANF (Please check NYS Income Guidelines for income eligibility)

  • Have medical documentation stating that you have a health or dietary need (Proof of pregnancy, WIC medical referral form, immunization record for children)

 You Can Still Receive WIC Even if...

  • You are not a US Citizen

  • You or other household members are working

WIC Standards

Non-Discrimination Statement | USDA

Standards for participants in the WIC Program are the same for everyone. If you believe you have been discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap, write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C 20250. If you feel you have been discriminated against based on religion or political beliefs, call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 1.800.622.5006.

U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form

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Visit Us, by Appointment Only

BMS LIFE & WELLNESS CENTER

408 Rockaway Avenue, 11212

Monday – Friday   8:00am to 5:00pm

BMS @ HEGEMAN

Friends of Crown Heights Educational Centers, Inc. 

921 Hegeman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208  

Tuesday & Thursday  10:00am to 4:00pm  

BMS @ GENESIS​ (pending opening)

463 Livonia Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207

Monday & Wednesday  10:00am to 4:00pm

 

Call the BMS WIC office (718) 345-6366
Ext. 6649/6664/6668

or send us a text message (718) 483-4302

 

For Breastfeeding Support

Roxanne English, Breastfeeding Coordinator

(929) 527-3443

 

For Support

bms-wic@bmsfhc.org

Linda Joseph, WIC Director

(646) 326-2688, email: ljoseph@bmsfhc.org

Soundiana Delva St. Joy, Outreach Coordinator
(929) 527-3440, email: sdelva@bmsfhc.org   

 

For Emotional Support

Call 1-844-863-9314 at any time to speak with a mental health counselor.

 

To sign up for WIC Scan this code: 

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Or click here for the application form:

Fill out the WIC application form and click submit.

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Documentation Needed

  • Identification for all applicants

  • Proof of residency

  • Proof of income for the household

  • Medical documentation (Proof of pregnancy, WIC referral form, immunization records for children

  • For more Information:       
    What to bring to your WIC appointment

 

Additional Resources

Languages

English, Spanish, Haitian Creole and French

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