The WIC program provides personalized nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, screening and referrals to other health, food and other community programs, and nutritious foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, cereal, juice, and dried beans or peanut butter. WIC participants must meet certain financial requirements and be "nutritionally at risk" to qualify for the program.
WIC also provides a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor to answer questions and help you during your pregnancy and after delivery as breast milk is the best food for your baby.
If you meet the income guidelines and you are pregnant, postpartum, or breastfeeding, or you have an infant or child under the age of five, you may qualify for WIC. Many working families qualify.
In order to be financially eligible for WIC, a participant’s combined gross income cannot exceed 185% of the federal poverty standards. WIC participants are also financially eligible if they receive Medicaid or Food Stamps.
Household Size* 185% of Poverty - Standard Deduction Gross - Yearly
|For each additional family member add||+$7,067||+$589||+$136|
* Note: One pregnant woman is a household of two. Families who receive Medicaid, Food Stamps, or TANF are automatically income eligible.
If you would like to apply for WIC or if you have further questions, call or stop by the WIC Department in Trinidad at 412 Benedicta Ave, Trinidad, CO 81082 or in Walsenburg at 119 E. 5th Street, Walsenburg, CO 81089.
WIC is an equal opportunity program.