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HEALTHY MOMS, BABIES & CHILDREN

WIC 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 and children during critical times of growth and development. 

Services

  • Nutrition Education

  • Breastfeeding Support

  • Healthy foods to supplement your diet

  • Referrals to other services

Who We help

  • Pregnant and Breastfeeding women

  • Postpartum women with babies up to 6 months old

  • Infants and children up to age five

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

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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

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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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

Linda Joseph, WIC Director

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

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

Adlie Charles, Program Service Coordinator
(718) 345-6366 Ext. 6649/6664/6668,
email: acharles1@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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Fill out the WIC application form and click submit.

Visit Us, by Appointment Only

BMS LIFE & WELLNESS CENTER

408 Rockaway Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11212

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Monday to Friday8am to 4pm

BMS @ GENESIS​

463 Livonia Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11207  

Temporarily Closed​/Pending Opening

BMS @ HEGEMAN

Friends of Crown Heights Educational Centers, Inc. 

921 Hegeman Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11208  

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 4pm

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