WIC

Women, Infants and Children

Good Food and a Whole Lot More

Welcome to the Cambridge / Somerville WIC Program. We offer support for families, pregnant women, infants and new moms.

Due to COVID-19, all WIC appointments are being done over the phone temporarily. Please call 617-575-5330 if you have any questions.

  • What is WIC

    WIC is a FREE nutrition program that helps families with children under five get healthy food and learn how to eat well. It also supports pregnant women, infants and new moms. WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children and is FREE to Massachusetts families who qualify. Call us at 617-575-5330 to see if we can help you.

    About the Cambridge/Somerville WIC Program:
    We help ALL families living in Massachusetts

    The WIC program provides:

    • Healthy foods for pregnant women, infants and children
    • Counseling with trained nutritionists
    • Health education
    • Breastfeeding support and counseling
    • Referrals to health care and social services
    • Workshops
    • Online nutrition education
  • Who Can Get WIC

    WIC is for pregnant women and every kind of family. If you’re a mother, father, grandparent, foster parent or legal guardian of a child or children under 5, you can apply for WIC support. Many families can get the support they need from WIC to keep their family healthy and eating well. Call us at (617) 575-5330 to find out if you’re eligible.

    You Can Apply for WIC If You:

    • Live in Massachusetts
    • Receive TAFDC, SNAP or certain Mass Health (Medicaid)
    • Meet the WIC income guidelines. If you receive benefits from TAFDC, SNAP or certain Mass Health (Medicaid) programs, you are automatically income eligible.
    • Find out if you're eligible here.
  • How to Apply

    The first step is to call us at 617-575-5330 to see if you’re eligible. Our staff will help answer your questions and get important information to help you apply.

    When you come to the WIC office for your first appointment, please bring:

    • Proof you live in Massachusetts. This can be a bill, a letter that you received in the mail, your lease, a rent receipt from your landlord, a bank statement, your driver’s license or another identification card.
    • Proof that you are who you are. This can be a driver’s license, birth certificate or social security card.
    • Proof of your total family income (unless you already receive benefits from TAFDC, SNAP, or certain Mass Health (Medicaid) programs.) This includes all the income for everyone living in your home. This can be a recent pay-stub(s) within 30 days of the appointment. Please ask program staff about other options when you call.
    • Please bring the person who will be enrolled in the program with you to your appointments. For example, your child.
  • Our Locations

    Arlington WIC:
    7 Central Street, Suite 160
    Arlington, MA 02476
    Open: Tue. 10am - 6:30pm 
    781-646-2032

    Bedford WIC: (military personnel only)
    Building 1540
    188 Marrett Street
    Hanscom AFB, MA 01731
    Open: 1st Wed. 8:30am - 12:30pm
    781-862-1420

    Cambridge WIC:
    119 Windsor Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    Open: Mon. 11am - 7:30pm; Tue. 10am - 6:30pm; Thu. 8:30am - 5pm; 1st Sat. of the month 8am - 4:30pm
    617-665-3750

    North Cambridge WIC:
    284 Rindge Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02140
    Open: Wed. 8:30am - 5pm (closed last Wed. of the month); Fri. 8am - 4:30pm
    617-575-5370

    Somerville WIC:
    366 Broadway
    Somerville, MA 02145
    Open: Mon. 11am - 7:30pm; Wed. & Thu. 8:30am - 5pm (closed last Wed. of the month); Fri. 8am - 4:30pm; 1st Sat. of the month 8am - 4:30pm
    617-575-5330

    Watertown WIC:
    The Church of the Good Shepherd
    9 Russell Avenue, lower level
    Watertown, MA 02472
    Open: 1st and 3rd Friday 8:15am - 4:15pm
    857-523-2797

  • Can Men Get Services?

    Men are welcome at WIC. Fathers, grandparents, stepparents and other guardians play an important role in raising children. Male caregivers are invited to enroll their children and bring them to appointments, attend programs and benefit from WIC services.

  • Effectiveness of WIC

    Women

    WIC produces positive prenatal and birth outcomes. Women on WIC eat better, have healthier babies, and receive early prenatal care.

    Infants

    Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and grow and develop better.

    Children

    Children on WIC eat foods with more iron and vitamin C, which helps them to develop strong minds and bodies. They are more likely to have regular medical care and to receive their immunizations.

  • USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    The Massachusetts Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program is an equal opportunity provider.

    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) (PDF), found online at: How to File a Complaint, 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:

    • Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
      1400 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
    • Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
    • Email: program.intake@usda.gov

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

     

     

Contact Us

Carla Sodeyama, Director, WIC Program

Phone: 617-575-5330

Text: 857-523-2797

Email

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