WIC | Women, Infants and Children
Am I Eligible for WIC?
You may qualify if:
WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, supplemental nutritious food and referrals to other health and nutrition services.
Many working families qualify for WIC. The program uses the same income criteria as free and reduced-price school lunches. You are income eligible if you receive Kinship Care, W-2 or FoodShare. You may be income eligible if you currently receive Medicaid or BadgerCare Plus.
Fathers, guardians or foster parents may apply for WIC for their children.
Interested in applying? Call 414-643-7554 today!
1337 S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive
Sixteenth Street WIC Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
**Limited availability on Fridays, please call after 7:30 AM for same day needs.
Services are available to pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and infants and children up to age five. Families are eligible if they have income at or below 185% of the poverty level, are enrolled in foster care, kinship care or FoodShare. Medicaid/BadgerCare Plus recipients may also qualify for WIC.
Farmer's Market Nutrition Program
WIC provides participating families with vouchers to use at local Farmers' Markets to purchase fresh, seasonal and locally grown produce every Summer and Fall.
"Baby Behaviors" Group
Participants can meet other expectant moms at our "Baby Behaviors" Group. Attendees receive information to help prepare for welcoming their new baby into the world. Topics covered include breastfeeding, hunger, and satiety cues, ways to soothe the baby and more. This group is offered in English on Tuesdays and Spanish on Thursdays.
Call 414-643-7554 for more details or to schedule.
Breastfeeding Support Services
WIC Nutritionists have completed special coursework in breastfeeding support. Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians help prepare women to breastfeed during their pregnancy and provide support after to delivery to help families meet their breastfeeding goals. A Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is also available after regular office hours to provide mom to mom support before and after delivery.
Children ages one to five are screened for lead testing at WIC every six months. Lead testing is offered in accordance with CDC blood lead testing guidelines. Additional referrals and education on prevention and follow up is provided by WIC nutritionists in partnership with the Environmental Health's Lead Outreach Program.
Why Nutrition is Important
"I want to thank you for helping me with the breastfeeding process. For me, it is so satisfying to be able to say that I was a nursing mother...Aracelis [Breastfeeding Peer Counselor] made sure that I was ok. It was because of her that I didn’t give formula to my baby. It was because of her I was able to breastfeed full time. It was an honor for me and my son to be able to count on someone like Aracelis in my breastfeeding process. I feel so grateful for having had her."
This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.