Women, Infants, and Children

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a health program that offers nutritional advice, links to community services, breastfeeding support, and healthy food vouchers to RI families who qualify. Fathers, grandparents, or foster parents with young children may also apply for WIC.

Who We Serve

WIC serves babies and children up to the age of five, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and new mothers. WIC helps children be the healthiest they can be, have better diets and growth rates, and be better prepared for school. WIC also helps pregnant women and new mothers experience healthy pregnancies and raise healthy babies with practical breastfeeding and infant feeding advice.

Key Features

The Women, Infants, and Children program provides:

  • Evidence-based nutrition assistance
  • Breastfeeding advice and support
  • Links to community services
  • Healthy food vouchers to support good nutrition during pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood

Location(s) of the Program

Hours of Operation

East Providence:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday, 10:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Bristol:

  • Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
  • Last Tuesday of every month from 10:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Newport:

  • Monday, 8:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
  • Tuesday 10:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
  • Wednesday 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • Friday 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Tiverton:

  • Thursday 11:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.

How to Enroll

Please call for an appointment.

  • East Providence: 401-437-1007
  • Bristol: 401-253-7577
  • Newport: 401-619-5970
  • Tiverton: 401-625-1364

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with 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 or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Declaración de no Discriminación

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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