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  • WIC

    Agency: Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.

    WIC is a nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and referrals to healthcare and other services free of charge to qualified Massachusetts families. WIC serves low- to moderate-income people in critical stages of growth and development. WIC offers:

    • Personalized nutrition education and counseling, including breastfeeding support
    • WIC card to redeem at participating grocery stores and pharmacies for nutritious foods and infant formula/baby foods
    • Referrals to other healthcare and social service agencies
    For WIC appointments, please call first before coming in to the office as WIC staff is now completing appointments over the phone. For appointments in Holyoke call 534-2460, in Chicopee call 612-0214, in Westfield call 568-1007, and in Ludlow call 589-1551.

    • Healthsouth (Ludlow)
      Business Line: (413) 589-1551
      14 Chestnut Place
      Ludlow, MA 01056

    • Valley Opportunity Council (Chicopee)
      VITA Free Tax Assistance Appointments: (413) 612-0206
      Fuel Assistance Appointments: (413) 552-1548
      WIOA Out-of-School: (413) 437-2040
      Business Line: (413) 552-1554
      35 Mount Carmel Ave.
      Chicopee, MA 01013

    • Valley Opportunity Council (Community Center, Holyoke)
      Fuel Assistance Appointments: (413) 552-1548
      Community Center
      300 High Street, 2nd Floor,
      Holyoke, MA 01040

    • Westfield Professional Center (Westfield)
      Business Line: (413) 568-1007
      70 Court Street
      Westfield, MA 01085

    Agency: Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.

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    Eligibility: WIC Eligibility: Must reside in Massachusetts. Household income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level. A woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding. Parent, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under five years of age. If you receive Traditional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or MassHealth (Medicaid), you are automatically income eligible. Foster children under age 5 are automatically eligible.

    Area(s) Served:
    • Hampden County
    • Holyoke, Hampden County
    • Chicopee, Hampden County

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