Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program is a nutrition program that helps eligible pregnant women, new mothers, babies and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy.
WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals to health and other social services to participants at no charge.
Am I Eligible for WIC?
Qualification for WIC can be found on the Minnesota Department of Health website.
WIC clinics are located at Watonwan County Human Services in St. James and the Watonwan County Library in Madelia.
Please contact our WIC Coordinator at 507-375-3294 if have you questions or would like to make an appointment.
- Breastfeeding & You
- Breastfeeding During the Current Health Crisis
- Cradle of Hope- Pack and Play Program
Breastfeeding provides life-saving benefits to parent and child and remains recommended during the current health crisis.
Did you know it is possible to make milk after you have stopped breastfeeding?
- Relactation (4th trimester PROJECT)
Through the generous gift of a foundation, we are able to offer free Pack-N-Plays to financially qualified mothers or mothers- to- be or fathers.
Eligible applicants need to fit this criteria:
- Live in Minnesota
- Mother in Third Trimester of pregnancy OR a mother/father of a child less than 12 months of age
- Be in need of a safe place for baby to sleep
- Learn safe sleep practices to reduce the risk of SIDS for baby
- Have financial hardship/meet income guidelines
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To review the Rights and Responsibilities of the WIC programs, CLICK HERE
Declaracion de no discriminacion del USDA
Discrimination Complaint Form- WIC Program
Discrimination Complaint Form- Exhibit 1-P English
Discrimination Complaint Form- Exhibit 1-P Spanish
In accordance with the Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in our administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, nations origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted of funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), 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. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, please complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online: Filling a Program Discrimination Complaint as a USDA Customer, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complain form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
- Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-941;
- Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org