WIC (Women, Infants and Children) provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education for low-income mothers, infants and children up to age five. WIC also provides free classes on infant feeding and encourages and supports breastfeeding by connecting breastfeeding moms to peer counselors. WIC also offers Happiest Baby on the Block Classes that teach soothing techniques for new babies.
To qualify for WIC, you must live in Massachusetts, with services available for FREE to qualified pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women and children under the age of five, and have a family income less than WIC Income Guidelines. Participants with Mass Health Standard and/or SNAP participants are automatically eligible for WIC. Half of all infants and many working families qualify! North Central WIC sites include:
Barre - Barre Family Health Center, 151 Worcester Rd., (978) 630-3344
Clinton - Church of the Good Shepherd, 209 Union St., (978) 228-8702
Gardner - 95 Mechanic St., (978) 630-3344
Leominster - 53 Merriam Ave., (978) 534-9117
Winchendon - Winchendon CAC, 273 Central St., (978) 630-3344
For additional information call North Central WIC at 978-345-6272 to determine your eligibility and schedule your personalized nutrition consultation. For more information on WIC programs, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/forms/apply-for-wic-online. You can quickly and easily apply to the WIC program by clicking the APPLY button on the site.
Eligibility: WIC is for pregnant, post partum or breastfeeding women, infants and children up to their 5th birthday. To qualify for WIC, you must live in Massachusetts; have a child under 5 years old; are pregnant or breastfeeding; have a family income less than WIC Income Guidelines. Participants with Mass Health Standard are automatically eligible for WIC. SNAP participants are automatically eligible for WIC.