W.I.C. Services

Who we are

Joseph DuBois

WIC Director

jdubois@caringhealth.org

 

Mirdali Figueroa

Assistant Director

mfigueroa@caringhealth.org

 

Maria O'Donnell

Senior Nutritionist

modonnell@caringhealth.org

 

Modjgan Grohe

Nutritionist

mgrohe@caringhealth.org

 

Caroline Seymour

Nutritionist

cseymour@caringhealth.org

 

Courtney Leduc

Nutritionist

cleduc@caringhealth.org

 

Gladys Cornier

Nutritionist

cornier@caringhealth.org

 

Amelia Ramos

Nutrition Assistant

aramos@caringhealth.org

 

Kara Bowie

Nutritionist

kbowie@caringhealth.org

 

Michelle Pielhau

Nutritionist

mpielhau@caringhealth.org

WIC provides health education, nutritious food and other services
free of charge to qualified Massachusetts families.

 

WIC serves to safeguard the health of women, infants, and children who are at risk by providing nourishing foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to social services and access to health care for low and moderate income families with children under five.

 

WIC also sponsors breastfeeding and parent peer counselor programs. The parent peer counselor program helps new moms and dads develop parenting skills that will help them feed and care for their babies in a healthy way. The breastfeeding peer counselor program helps moms with common breastfeeding questions, provide help getting moms started, and support for the baby’s changing needs. Manual and electric breast pumps are available upon request. Both peer counselor programs can be conducted by telephone, individually at the WIC office, or in a group setting.

 

WIC recognizes the important role that fathers, grandparents, stepparents, foster parents and other guardians play and encourages all to actively participate and apply for the benefit of their children.

 

WIC services include:

  • Personalized nutrition counseling and education
  • Immunizations screening and referrals for children
  • Parenting and breastfeeding education and support
  • WIC card; covering healthy food items like fruits & vegetables, whole grain options, dairy options, cereals kids will love, infant foods, and more!
  • Referrals to medical, dental, housing, fuel assistances and social service agencies
  • Health insurance counseling

 

WIC serving Massachusetts residents, is designed especially for:

  • Pregnant, postpartum, or breastfeeding women with infants up to one-year-old.
  • Infants and children under the age of 5. Fathers, guardians, and foster parents are encouraged to apply for WIC support for their children.
  • Those who receive Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or MassHealth/Medicaid insurance plans are automatically eligible.
  • People with medical or nutritional needs

 

To be eligible for WIC, applicants must meet four eligibility criteria:

  • Must reside in Massachusetts
  • Categorical – Pregnant, breastfeeding (up to one year postpartum), non-breastfeeding (up to 6 months postpartum) woman or children under age 5.
  • Income – Household income must not exceed the current WIC income eligibility guidelines.
  • Nutritional – All WIC participants receive free nutrition assessments.

 

How Do I apply?

The Springfield South WIC program serves over 4300 participants in Springfield, Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, Hampden, and Forest Park.

Hours of Operation and Locations:

Due to COVID-19 all Caring Health Center W.I.C. locations will we closed to the public
until further notice.

816 Main Street

Springfield, MA 01105 

Mondays: 10:30am–7pm

Tue to Fri 8:30am – 5pm

532 Sumner Avenue

Springfield, MA 01108  

M T TH F: 8:30am–5pm

1771 Boston Road

Springfield, MA 01129 

Tue to Thurs: 8:30am–5pm

Make an Appointment
Find a Nutritionist

413.739.1100

STAY CONNECTED

For after-hour services, please call:
(413) 739-1100

Para servicios fuera del horario de atención, llame al: (413) 739-1100.

 

This health center is a Health Center

Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b,

and a deemed Public Health Service

Employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

 

 

LOCATIONS

1049 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103

532 Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA 01108

860 Boston Road, Springfield, MA 01119

 

WIC OFFICES   413.693.1029

816 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01105

532 Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA 01108

1771 Boston Road, Springfield, MA 01129

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