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Women Infant Children (WIC)

WIC stand for Women Infant & Children. It is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that promotes proper growth and development by providing:

  • Nutrition Education
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Nutritious Foods
  • Referrals to Other Services

Evidence has proven that WIC participants have better birth outcomes, significant improvement in diet/nutrition, children with improved intellectual development, higher enrollment in medical care and better breastfeeding rates.

WIC may be able to help you if you are…

  • A pregnant woman or breastfeeding up to one year after giving birth
  • A new mother, up to six months after giving birth; or
  • Have an infant or children up to age 5
  • Are working with limited income, no income or meet income guidelines
  • Live in Illinois
  • Have a medical or nutritional risk and want to improve your family’s health with good nutrition.

WIC provides healthy foods such as milk, eggs, cheese, fruits and vegetables, cereal and whole grains, dry or can beans/peas, peanut butter, juice and iron-fortified infant formula.

Are you eligible for WIC?

Complete your WIC Nutrition Education

breastfeeding peer counseling

The Cass County Health Department offers support for WIC breastfeeding moms through the Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program. Prenatal and postnatal moms who come to the Cass County Health Department WIC office are provided one-on-one support, counseling and education from the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, along with the rest of the WIC supportive staff.

Prenatal and postnatal women who have questions or concerns about breastfeeding or just needs someone to listen to them about breastfeeding can call 217-323-2182 and ask to talk with the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Below is the full USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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-


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%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.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

2. fax:

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

3. email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


A downloadable PDF can be viewed here.

WIC Services Offered


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We offer an evening clinic on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Services by appointment
call 323-2182

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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