What is WIC?
The Trinitas Women's, Infants and Children Nutrition Program, or WIC, is a supplemental food and nutrition program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, health screenings, and access to health care and referrals to community organizations, breastfeeding education, and immunization information and voter registration.
To qualify for WIC services you must:
--Meet the household income guidelines
--Live in New Jersey
--Have a nutritional or health need
The Trinitas WIC Program is located at 40 Parker Rd., Ste. 103, Elizabeth, NJ 07208. For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 908-994-5141.
Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Evening appointments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays until 7:30pm. Services are by appointment only.
On street parking is available on Westminster Avenue, Union Avenue, Parker Rd. and there is limited parking in the back of building.
WHO is eligible for WIC?
--Pregnant up to 6 weeks after delivery. After your baby is born, you must be certified again and enroll your baby.
--Breastfeeding for up to 1 year after delivery.
--Non-breastfeeding for up to 6 months after delivery.
--WIC recommends breastfeeding for all infants.
--Under 5 years of age.
What to bring to your WIC certification appointment:
--Proof of where you live (a letter mailed to you, utility bill, your lease, etc.)
--Proof of all current household income (unemployment receipt; Medicaid, TANF or SNAP valid award letter; W-2 form; pay stub; Social Security valid award letter; child support letter, etc.)
--Proof of identity for each person who wants WIC (WIC ID, driver's license, birth or baptismal certificate, welfare ID, etc.)
--Health care referral form if your doctor or clinic checked your height, weight and blood
--Infants’ and children’s immunization records!
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.
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, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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 complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: 202-690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.