Nutritional Support - WIC (Women, Infants & Children) - Eagle County Public Health
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Western Colorado 2-1-1 - WC 211
Description of Service
Provides the following for pregnant women, new parents, and caregivers with infants and children age five or younger who cannot afford an adequate diet or who have a condition which shows a need for better nutrition:
- Free nutritious groceries
- Personal and online nutrition counseling
- Breastfeeding support (e.g., information, classes, support groups, peer counselors, loaned breast pumps to those exclusively breastfeeding)
- Referrals for assistance with medical, dental, housing needs
Families do not need to be U.S. citizens and will not be asked about legal status.
WIC families receive a debit-type card to purchase milk, cheese, eggs, cereal, juice, vegetables, peanut butter, beans and infant formula in most grocery stores.
Call or walk in for an intake appointment
- Photo ID
- Proof of Income
- Proof of Residency
- Other Documentation as Requested
Individuals may visit any WIC office and do not need to be a resident of a particular county to receive services in that county.
Colorado PEAK provides a questionnaire that will give people answers about whether or not they may qualify for benefits for programs that provide food assistance, cash assistance, WIC supplemental nutrition benefits, and other types of assistance. Access Colorado PEAK at https://coloradopeak.secure.force.com/
Must live in Colorado, be at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level, and meet one of the following criteria:
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding women
- Families (including single fathers, caregivers, etc.) with a child 5 years old or younger
Women who have miscarried are also eligible for up to six months.
Families already receiving Medicaid, SNAP, or TANF are automatically eligible for WIC.
Pregnant women will be counted as two individuals when determining household size.
185% of the Federal Poverty Level (yearly income)
Household of 1 - $22,459
Household of 2 - $30,451
Household of 3 - $38,443
Household of 4 - $46,435
Household of 5 - $54,427
Household of 6 - $62,419
Household of 7 - $70,411
Household of 8 - $78,403
Households of 9 or greater - $78,403 plus $7,992 for each additional member