Hammond Wic Program - Northwest Family Services, Inc
5927 Columbia Avenue
Hammond, IN - 46320
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The Official WIC program is available to low to moderate income pregnant women, recently delivered women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk. Fathers can also bring their children to apply for WIC. You may apply for WIC if you are working or unemployed. Check the Income Guidelines Table to see if you are eligible for WIC. This website was created for women looking for WIC information and locations. We are also working towards adding other locations and services that may help out women.
Office Information: Monday, Tue., Thursday, Friday 8:00-4:30, Wednesday 10:30-7:00 Please double check these posted hours as they are subject to change.
Call this WIC clinic location to apply. When you call this WIC clinic, the staff will be able to answer your questions and get you started with a certification appointment.
To become eligible for Indiana WIC benefits, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
An applicant must be an Indiana resident. The Indiana WIC Program currently works with approximately 150 non-profit clinics in all 92 counties to provide Indiana WIC services to applicants.:
An applicant must be \"categorically\" eligible. The Indiana WIC Program serves::
Breastfeeding Women (up to baby\'s 1st birthday):
Non-Breastfeeding Postpartum Women (up to 6 months):
Infants (up to their 1st birthday):
Children (up to their 5th birthday):
An applicant must be \"at nutritional risk.\" The specific criteria and parameters that indicate risk are determined by a health and dietary assessment performed by a health professional at the time of certification.:
An applicant must be \"income\" eligible. Families receiving Medicaid, Food Stamps, and TANF are income eligible for the Indiana WIC Program.:
WIC Services Provided:
Participants receive checks each month that are used to buy specific nutritious foods at grocery stores. WIC food packages are issued to participants based on their nutritional needs. WIC supplements participant\'s diets with these nutritious foods:
Dried or canned beans
Whole grain bread, tortillas or brown rice
Fresh fruits and vegetables
WIC encourages women to breastfeed as the most nutritious way to feed their babies. Mothers who fully breastfeed their babies are issued a larger food package that includes canned light tuna, pink salmon, or sardines. Totally breastfed babies will receive infant cereal and jars of baby food fruits, vegetables, and meats at six months of age.
Infants who are not breastfed receive supplemental amounts of iron-fortified formula, and beginning at six months of age, they will receive infant cereal and jars of baby food fruits and vegetables.
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