What is WIC?

WIC is a program that offers nutrition advice and provides benefits for healthy foods to Rhode Island families who qualify.

WIC serves: 

  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • New moms
  • Babies and children up to age 5

How does WIC help pregnant women? 

WIC helps pregnant women be as healthy as possible during pregnancy, resulting in healthier babies.

Pregnant women who participate in WIC:

  • Receive benefits for healthy foods to support good nutrition during pregnancy
  • Have babies with healthier weights
  • Receive breastfeeding advice, making it easier to breastfeed their infants.

What does WIC provide to parents to keep their children healthy?

  • Nutrition advice
  • Referrals to doctors, dentists, day care providers, and other services
  • Benefits to buy healthy food at local stores and farmers’ markets

WIC also provides services for fathers, grandparents, or foster parents with young children.

You can make an appointment by calling us at 401-453-3220 ext. 100, or come to our office at 224 Dexter Street during our WIC hours: 

Monday: 9am – 4:30pm

Tuesday: 10:30am – 6:30pm

Wednesday: 9am – 4:30pm

Thursday: 10:30am – 6:30pm

Friday: 9am – 3:30pm

For more questions about the Sankofa WIC program, contact our Sankofa  WIC Program Coordinator/ Nutritionist , Jennifer Benitez at 401-453-3220 ext. 102.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: How to File a Complaint. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o

(3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.