Program availability during COVID-19 Outbreak

WIC staff are able to complete many appointments over the phone. Please call them before coming in for your appointment, Holyoke: 534-2460, Chicopee 612-0214, Westfield 568 1007, and Ludlow 589-1551.

WIC is a nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and referrals to healthcare and other services free of charge to qualified Massachusetts families. WIC serves low- to moderate-income people in critical stages of growth and development.

WIC offers:

  • Personalized nutrition education and counseling, including breastfeeding support
  • WIC card to redeem at participating grocery stores and pharmacies for nutritious foods and infant formula/baby foods
  • Referrals to other healthcare and social service agencies

Click here to apply for WIC online!


WIC Income Guidelines 

*Effective May 15, 2019 - June 30, 2020
Household Size Yearly Monthly Bi-weekly Weekly

1

$23,107

$1,926

$889

$445

2

$31,284

$2,607

$1,204

$602

3

$39,461

$3,289

$1,518

$759

4

$47,638

$3,970

$1,833

$917

5

$55,815

$4,652

$2,147

$1,074

6

$63,992

$5,333

$2,462

$1,231

7

$72,169

$6,015

$2,776

$1,338

8

$80,356

$6,696

$3,091

$1,546

For each additional family member add

+$8,177

+$682

+$315

+$158

Eligibility:

  • Must reside in Massachusetts
  • Household income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level
  • A woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Parent, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under five years of age
  • If you receive Traditional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or MassHealth (Medicaid), you are automatically income eligible
  • Foster children under age 5 are automatically eligible

Events

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Clothing and Diaper Drive 

Donations Accepted 10am to 3pm
Monday through Friday

We are accepting donations of any size diapers and clothes for children 0-5 years of age.

Drop Off Location
Valley Opportunity Council
35 Mt. Carmel Avenue 2nd Floor Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013
Phone: (413) 612-0214
Valley Opportunity Council
35 Mt. Carmel Avenue 2nd Floor Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013
Phone: (413) 612-0214

Locations

Community Center in Holyoke, Massachusetts
300 High Street 2nd Floor Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040
Community Center in Holyoke, Massachusetts
300 High Street 2nd Floor Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040
Valley Opportunity Council
35 Mt. Carmel Avenue 2nd Floor Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013
Phone: (413) 612-0214
Valley Opportunity Council
35 Mt. Carmel Avenue 2nd Floor Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013
Phone: (413) 612-0214
Healthsouth
14 Chestnut Place Ludlow, Massachusetts 01056
Phone: (413) 589-1551
Healthsouth
14 Chestnut Place Ludlow, Massachusetts 01056
Phone: (413) 589-1551
Westfield Professional Center
70 Court Street Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
Phone: (413) 568-1007
Westfield Professional Center
70 Court Street Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
Phone: (413) 568-1007

Resources

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