Food & Nutrition WIC Program

The WIC Program is federally funded through the Connecticut Department of Health and provides nutrition for Women, Infants and Children. TVCCA is the local agency providing the service for the towns in New London County.

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Program Benefits

Healthy Outcomes

Healthy outcomes for expecting mothers, breast feeding and postpartum women, newborns and infants, and children under age five.

Healthy Eating

Nutrition professionals and Certified Lactation Consultants to help you with special questions on nutrition and breastfeeding.

eWIC

Clients are provided with an eWIC card, which is a form of an EBT (SNAP or Food Stamps), that allows them to shop for nutritious foods at local markets.

Variety of Foods

Food packages may include: dairy, cereal, fruits and vegetables, infant formula or additional foods for breastfeeding moms.

The WIC Program Serves the Following:

  • Pregnant women (as soon as you know)
  • Breastfeeding women (up to the infant’s first birthday)
  • Postpartum (up to six months after the birth of the infant or the end of the pregnancy)
  • Infants (up to infant’s first birthday)
  • Children (up to the child’s fifth birthday)

Income OR Participation in certain programs

  • Income (set by State, at or below 185% of Federal Poverty level)

Automatic Income Eligibility

  • Do you receive any one of the following?
    1. SNAP benefit (Food Stamps)
    2. Cash Assistance (TANF)
    3. State Health Insurance (specifically Husky A)

Residential Requirement

  • Connecticut resident or transfer from a state where you were formerly served.

eWIC

The eWIC card provides:

  • A safer, easier and more convenient way for participants to shop for food.
  • All members of the same household on WIC will have their benefits on one card.
  • Similar to a debit/credit card with a magnetic strip.
  • Reduction in errors in choosing WIC approved foods.
  • The family can buy their foods when they need them.
  • The cash register/EBT system checks the participant’s available food prescription balance right then.

eWIC FAQ

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:

  1. mail:
    Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
    1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
    Alexandria, VA 22314; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    FNSCIVILRIGHTSCOMPLAINTS@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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