The Roanoke City WIC Program provides nourishing supplemental foods, nutrition education, and referrals to qualified WIC participants in the Roanoke Valley area.
Who can apply for WIC?
How is eligibility determined?
Please call for either additional information or to make an appointment.
There are 3 WIC sites in Roanoke City that enroll WIC participants.
NE City | Roanoke City Health Department | 1502 Williamson Rd. 2nd Floor NE | Roanoke, Virginia 24012 | Call for appointment or information: (540) 283-5050 | Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM.
SE City | Belmont Presbyterian Church | 1005 9th Street, SE | Roanoke, Virginia 24013 | Call for an appointment or information: (540) 857-6063 | Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 8:00AM - 4:30PM.
NW City | First Church of the Brethren | 2001 Carroll Ave, NW | Roanoke, Virginia 24017 | Call for an appointment or information: (540) 857-6473 | Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM.
WIC is a nutrition program that helps mothers and young children stay healthy and eat properly. WIC helps women, infants and children during times of important growth and helps women and children get the nutrition services and foods that they need to stay healthy. The WIC program serves eligible women who are breastfeeding, pregnant or have just given birth, infants less than one year old, and children less than five years old.
WIC provides the following:
To be eligible for WIC you must meet categorical eligibility which includes the following:
(Ref: VDH Your WIC Participant Handbook)
Each site is staffed with clerical, nutrition assistants, or nutrition associates and nutritionists. Services include certification, low and high risk nutrition education and community referrals and are provided at all sites.
According to July 2011 program statistics, the Roanoke City Health District caseload is 3,842 participants. Roanoke City site served 1,676, First Church of the Brethren site served 1,123 and the Belmont Presbyterian site served 1,043 participants.
We offer services for disabled children. Our Early intervention (EI) services for infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-three years old) have been a part of IDEA since 1986. This section of the law is commonly known as Part C of IDEA. IDEA is an acronym which stands for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. On September 6, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education released final regulations for the Part C program. The new regulations can be found at the following web address: http://idea.ed.gov/part-c/search/new.
EI provides the following services:
Our Family Planning (FP) program provides clients with reproductive health care in order to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies. Our services attend to client’s proposed or adopted method of contraception, general reproductive health and promotion of healthy lifestyles.
FP provides the following services:
*Client medical records are confidential, accessible only to authorized staff and secured when not in use that records clinical findings, diagnostic and therapeutic orders, documentation of continuing care, referral and follow-up.
Costs for services are based on a sliding scale and some insurance plans are accepted.
Our Resource Mothers program is a home visiting program for pregnant and parenting teens. Resource Mothers (RM) are lay community health workers who mentor pregnant teens through this difficult time in their lives and help them transition to parenthood. RM’s can help teen keep medical appointments, stay in school or continue working, delay repeat pregnancies until adulthood, early childhood education and safety and resolve day to day problems. In addition, a RM can help a teen get needed services, such as prenatal and pediatric care, Medicaid/FAMIS, WIC and food stamps, housing and job placement, and classes on Teen Pre-natal Care, Car Seat Safety and obtaining a GED.
Resource Mothers provide ways to achieve good pregnancy outcomes.
RM provides the following services:
Pregnant women at high risk of poor birth outcomes need a variety of services to ensure they have healthy babies and the tools to become good mothers. They may need transportation, prenatal care, medication, nutritional counseling, substance abuse treatment, smoking cessation classes and child development education. It is often difficult for women to receive the level of care they need when these services are offered by many different community organizations.
BabyCare provides pregnant women with the support and services they need through intensive case management and coordination of care. The program aims to improve birth outcomes by ensuring pregnant women and infants receive all the services they need.
To be eligible for BabyCare you must:
Meet low income guidelines
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