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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDAOASCR%20PComplaintForm05080002508112817Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

  1. fax:

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  1. email:

program.intake@usda.gov

 

 

Esta entidad es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades.

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.

La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés.  Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource-files/usdaprogram-discrimination-complaint-form-spanish.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:

  • correo:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  • fax:

(833) 256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o

  • correo electrónico:

program.intake@usda.gov