Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

WIC is a nutrition program for low-income women who are pregnant, recently had a baby, or are breastfeeding, and for children up to age five.  WIC helps children when they are growing the most and can help families develop life long healthy habits.

WIC provides

  • Nutritious foods
  • Nutrition education
  • Breastfeeding support and assistance
  • Referrals to other community agencies

Eligibility

You are eligible to receive WIC services if you:

  • Are a pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum woman, infant or child under 5 years old
  • Have a family income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level
  • Have a nutritional need (determined at the first WIC appointment)

State of Illinois WIC Program
WIC INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
(Effective from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019)

Persons in Family or Household SizeAnnualMonthlyTwice- MonthlyBi-WeeklyWeekly
1$22,459$1,872$936$864$432
2$30,451$2,538$1,269$1,172586
3$38,443$3,204$1,602$1,479740
4$46,435$3,870$1,935$1,786893
5$54,427$4,536$2,268$2,0941,047
6$62,419$5,202$2,601$2,4011,201
7$70,411$5,868$2,934$2,7091,355
8$78,403$6,534$3,267$3,0161,508
Each add'l family+$7,992+$666+$333+$308+$154

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Resources

DentaQuest
Healthy Eating
My Plate
WIC Health
Ben Gordon Center
Child and Family Connections (pdf)
Children’s Home and Aid
Community Coordinated Child Care
DeKalb County Housing
DeKalb County Voluntary Action Center
Direct2Food
Illinois Worknet Center
March of Dimes
Meridian
Safe Passage
Sudden Infant Death Services of Illinois
The Cradle
Text4Baby

Contact Us

Phone: 815-748-2402

Fax: 815-748-2490

Walk-in Hours:  Monday -Friday, 8:00 am – 11:00 am & 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm.