News Release

March 25, 2002

 

Women, Infants and Children program offers walk-in registrations in 2002

The Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) announces walk-in registrations will be held at various WIC locations from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on selected Saturdays during 2002 for the Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC).

WIC is a supplemental food program for pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children under age five. Single fathers, grandparents and foster parents may be eligible for WIC services for their children.

WIC is a nutrition education and food supplement program designed to provide nutrition counseling, immunizations, breastfeeding education and support, referrals to other programs and vouchers for healthy foods that are high in vitamins and minerals. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements based on monthly income. Families may be eligible for WIC even if parents are working. All children under age five, in qualified families, may be eligible for WIC benefits.

Applicants should bring identification, proof of address and income and shot records for all children under age five.

For more information about WIC registration, call 713-794-9090 or

1-800-942-3678.

Standards for participation in WIC are the same regardless of sex, age, handicap, race, creed, national origin or political beliefs.

WIC registration walk-in sites, dates and locations (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) for 2002

March 30 Braesner WIC Center 8652 South Braeswood 713-772-7080

March 30 Southwest WIC Center 6121 Hillcroft, Suite E 713-995-4937

April 6 Alief WIC Center 6787 Wilcrest Dr. Suite A 281-568-1192

April 13 La Nueva Casa WIC Center 1809 North Main Street 713-547-8029

April 13 Southwest WIC Center 6121 Hillcroft, Suite E 713-995-4937

April 13 Magnolia WIC Center 7037 Capitol, #201 713-928-9595

April 13 West Montgomery WIC Center 6719 West Montgomery 713-742-1465

April 27 Sunnyside WIC Center 4605 Wilmington #178 713-732-5050

April 27 Braesner WIC Center 8652 South Braeswood 713-772-7080

May 11 Sunnyside WIC Center 4605 Wilmington #178 713-732-5050

May 18 La Nueva Casa WIC Center 1809 North Main Street 713-547-8029

May 18 Braesner WIC Center 8652 South Braeswood 713-772-7080

May 18 Southwest WIC Center 6121 Hillcroft, Suite E 713-995-4937

June 1 Northeast WIC Center 9421 Mesa Drive 713-633-7985

June 8 Southwest WIC Center 6121 Hillcroft, Suite E 713-995-4937

June 8 Magnolia WIC Center 7037 Capitol, #201 713-928-9595

June 22 La Nueva Casa WIC Center 1809 North Main Street 713-547-8029

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