Children start school with improved ability to learn. Women learn how to provide healthy foods for their families. WIC also provides referrals to other helpful services. WIC empowers families to become self-sufficient by assisting them at a crucial time in their lives.
The WIC Program helps give children a healthy start for life with:
Community Action's WIC Program serves families on a tight budget, unemployed families, and families receiving TANF. Services are provided in Anacortes and Mount Vernon. Community Action also administers a WIC program for Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. In all, our WIC program serves nearly 6,000 clients each year.
Pregnant women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children to age 5 are encouraged to apply.
To learn more about WIC services, call Community Action at (360) 416-7595.
*Caregivers could be biological parents, adoptive parents, seperated parents, single parents (mom or dad), and anyone caring for a child or infant such as a grandparent, relative, friend, etc.
(updated April 2016)
Income for WIC participation is set by the Federal government and the State of Washington. Income guidelines change every April.
WIC considers total gross income before deductions of any kind for the full month preceding the initial certification or recertification appointment. This includes income such as child support paid to you, and any other incidental earned income.
(unborn baby is counted as a family member –twins would count as two family members)
More than 5: add $642 for each additional member.
Children who receive Federal Medicaid are also eligible for WIC. Income levels for children's Medicaid (Apple Health in Washington State) are higher than WIC guidelines. Most children with Medicaid automatically qualify for WIC. Our WIC office can assist with applying for Apple Health/Medicaid.
Proof of income is required for WIC participation. Active Provider One card may serve as proof of income. If not, bring all evidence that applies: pay stubs, self-employment ledger sheets, Military LES, evidence of child support (received). For other acceptable forms of proof of income, please contact the WIC office.
If you meet the eligiblity and income requirements above, call to schedule an appointment. A new client appointment requires approximately 45 minutes.
For Mount Vernon and Anacortes, call (360) 416-7595
For NAS Whidbey Island, call (360) 257-8049
This appointment time is set aside just for you so mark your calendar and set it to remind you if needed. If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment, please contact us as soon as you can. Please try to not miss your appointment.
Please call the office to discuss problems with any of the above items.
Other appointments: All clients are required by federal guidelines to have specific appointments during the 1-year certification period. Some of these appointments include:
WIC provides education, encouragement, and support to mothers who wish to breastfeed. Through the Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program, moms learn about breastfeeding and receive support if needed. The breastfeeding peers talk with moms in the office and by phone, and are available by cell phone outside of normal business hours.
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|Office:||Mount Vernon||Anacortes||Naval Air Station|
|Contact:||Telephone: (360) 416-7595
Fax: (360) 416-4988
Schedule via Mount Vernon's
|Telephone: (360) 679-8049
Fax: (360) 679-8032
|Monday - Thursday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
|Tuesdays 9:30 am to 5:00 pm,
(lunch from 1:00 to 2:00)
|Monday: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
330 Pacific Place
1020 26th Street
On the Seaplane Base
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