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The Women, Infants and Children Program - (WIC)

This Special Supplemental Nutrition Program helps to correct or prevent malnutrition in income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants and children up to 5 years old who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition. WIC provides supplemental foods, offers professional nutrition education, promotes breastfeeding through the first year of life, and makes referrals based on health screening and assessments of need. ACCESS has been servicing the community for more than 10 years at its Dearborn office and over 8 years at its Sterling Heights location. Respecting the dignity and diversity of those ACCESS WIC serves, the staff includes professional registered dietitians and nutritionists, experienced, multi-cultural and bilingual personnel who are sensitive to the needs of the surrounding community.   

If you would like to make an appointment to enroll and live in Wayne County, please call our Dearborn office at 313 216-2201. Hours of operation are 8 am to 4 pm, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and 11 am to 7 pm on Wednesday. If you live in Macomb County, our Sterling Heights location services all Sterling Heights residents and some Warren zip codes as well as any residents of the county who only speak Arabic or Chaldean. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm. For an appointment call 586 330-8020. 

Program Goals 

For women: 

  • increase the number of women receiving adequate prenatal care. 

  • lower infant mortality among Medicaid beneficiaries 

  • improve the dietary intake of pregnant and postpartum women.  

  • improve weight gain in pregnant women. 

  • decrease the incidence of low birth weight and lowers pre-term births. 

For infants and children: 

  • lower the rate of anemia among children ages 6 months to 5 years. 

  • Improve children's dietary intake of vitamins and nutrients such as iron, vitamin C, vitamin A, thiamine, protein, niacin, and vitamin B6. 

  • 4 and 5 year olds who participate in WIC in early childhood to have better vocabularies and digit memory scores  

  • higher rates of immunization against childhood disease 

Program Services 

  • Nutrition education and counseling specific to the client’s needs  

  • Breastfeeding promotion up to 1 year of age  

  • Screening for health problems such as anemia  

  • Healthy weight in pregnancy and for children  

  • Assessing and promoting childhood immunizations  

  • Parenting skills  

  • Referrals to appropriate health and social services  

Target Audience  

ACCESS WIC services income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants from birth to 1 year and children 1 to 5 years old. Must be a Michigan resident and at or below 185% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines or on Medicaid or Food Stamps. 



Dearborn office – 313.216.2201 

Sterling Heights office – 586.330.8020 


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