Program: Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
Director: Darlene Horton
Addresses and Telephone Numbers:
1 Taunton Green. Taunton, MA 02780
Telephone: (508) 823-6346
Fax: (508) 821-9254
Office Hours (Taunton): Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri., 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Tues., 11:00 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. 3rd Saturdays of the month 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
95 Pine Street Attleboro, MA 02703
Telephone: (508) 226-4543
Fax: (508) 285-3879
Office Hours (Attleboro): Mon., Thurs.& Fri., 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Tues., 11:00 a.m.- 6 30 p.m.
Mansfield Town Hall (Please call for appointment)
6 Park Row (3rd Floor), Mansfield MA 02048
Office Hours (Mansfield): 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month.Call main office for dates and times (508) 823-6346
Brief Program Description: WIC is a special nutrition and health care program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC provides dietary assessment and counseling, nutrition education, food checks, immunizations, assessment, voter registration, farmers market coupons, breastfeeding peer counselors, breastfeeding promotion and support, and health and human service referrals.
Eligibility: Must be pregnant, postpartum, an infant or child up to age 5; must meet income guidelines; must live in Massachusetts. TAFDC, MassHealth or Food Stamp participation makes WIC eligibility automatic. Foster parents may apply.
Documentation Needed: Proof of income, proof of birth date, and proof of residency.
Application Process: Applications are taken via telephone. Appointment is made for a consultation. At the consultation, medical information is gathered, along with documentation of income, residency, and date of birth. A consultation with a Nutritionist is conducted. Once certified, food checks are issued.
Criteria for Selection: Must meet eligibility criteria. There is no waiting list at this time.