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 an important time in their lives.
Community Action's WIC Nutrition Program helps give children a healthy start for life with:
Community Action's WIC Nutrition 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.
Pregnant women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children under age 5 can get help with food and nutrition education.
To learn more about WIC services, call Community Action at (360) 416-7595.
*Caregivers could be biological parents, adoptive parents, separated parents, single parents (mom or dad), and anyone caring for a child or infant such as a grandparent, relative, friend, etc.
(updated May 2018)
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. Examples of income include employment, military pay, public assistance, unemployment, L&I, social security, child support paid to you, and any incidental income earned or given to you.
(Unborn baby is counted as one family member—twins count as two family members)
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) 679-8049
Appointments, about every 1 to 3 months, are individualized for your family. Some appointments involve measurement of height and weight and an iron screening. We ask questions about your overall health & nutrition. WIC staff are able to offer your family individualized referrals as well as nutrition & breastfeeding information based on your family’s needs.
Please call the office if there are questions about any of the above items. We have staff that speak Spanish & Russian as well as English.
Community Action’s WIC Nutrition Program provides education, encouragement, and support to mothers who wish to breastfeed. Through the Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program, parents learn about breastfeeding and receive support if needed. The breastfeeding peers talk with parents in the office, by phone, or text and are available by cell phone outside of normal business hours.
|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
Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
330 Pacific Place
1020 26th Street
On the Seaplane Base
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