WIC Program

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Women, Infant, and Children (WIC)
Pascua Yaqui Community Resource Center
Phone: (520) 879-6113
Hours: Weekdays 7:45 am to 5:30 pm
Open one Saturday per month: 9:15 am to 1:00 pm

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women , Infants and Children

WIC is a nutrition program that helps families feed their children healthy foods. WIC provides nutrition and breastfeeding information, healthy foods , and help accessing health care to families. The program is available to families with pregnant women, new mothers, and children under the age of five.

What Can WIC Offer My Family?

  • Breastpumps to help you breastfeed even when you return to work.
  • Checks that can be used at the grocery store to buy healthy foods like milk, yogurt, whole grains, beans, juice, eggs, cheese, cereal, peanut butter and fruit and vegetables.
  • Help with breastfeeding your baby.
  • Help in finding health care and other community services.
  • Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy.

 

Can My Family Enroll In WIC?

WIC is for all kinds of families – families with married or single parents and those who are working or not working. WIC has different requirements than SNAP (Food Stamps) so even if you don’t qualify for SNAP, you may still qualify for WIC.

Income Guidelines

  • If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under 5 years of age, you can apply for your child.
  • If you are a woman who is pregnant, breastfeeding, or has a baby up to six months old, you can apply for yourself.

 

Apply in 3 easy steps

Step 1: Call the clinic and make an appointment at (520) 879-6113.
The friendly WIC staff will help you schedule an appointment and will answer your questions about WIC.

Step 2: Bring identification, proof of residency, and proof of income to your WIC appointment.

Examples of proof of identification are:
  • AHCCCS card
  • Birth certificate
  • Driver’s License or state issued identification card
  • Hospital card for newborn baby
  • Immunization record
  • Social security card
  • Tribal enrollment card

 

Examples of proof of residency are:
  • Bank statement
  • Driver’s License or State issued ID Card
  • Payroll stub
  • Rent/lease agreement
  • Tribal enrollment card (if address is on card)
  • Utility bill

 

Examples of proof of income are:
  • Current pay stub including the pay time frame
  • Letter from employer stating your current pay
  • Most recent year’s income tax return
  • Social security/DES benefit letter or check stub
  • TANF benefit letter
  • Tribal per capita check stub
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Please Note:
You are automatically income eligible for WIC services if you currently receive TANF, SNAP (Food Stamps) or Medicaid (AHCCCS). You also may be eligible if your income is in the range listed in the Income Guidelines.
Income Guidelines
If you are pregnant, you may count your unborn child as a family member.

Step 3:
Provide the requested information to the WIC staff and answer their questions. If you are eligible you will receive WIC checks for food on the day of your appointment. No waiting!



Breastfeeding Information

Breastfeeding Peer Counseling

The Breastfeeding Peer Counseling program is designed to help WIC promote breastfeeding as the normal choice for infant nutrition. A Peer counselor has breastfeeding experience and is WIC eligible. She manages breastfeeding education, needs and support. A peer counselor also helps for important links to health and family services in the community. The uniqueness of this program stems from the availability of the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor who can be reached outside usual clinic hours and outside the WIC clinic. Peer counseling services are available to all active WIC participants.

Counseling and Educating

During Pregnancy

  • The benefits of breastfeeding delivered and questions and concerns are addressed.
  • Peer counselors will help mom feel confident in her decisions and what to expect .

 

After Delivery

  • Mom feels more determined to breastfeed because she understands the benefits it provides to baby.