La Crosse Health Department offers Women Infant and Children (W-I-C) program

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Health departments do more than just try and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, they also offer services to the community including W-I-C

Women Infant and Children is a program available to lower-income families who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have children under the age of five.

The La Crosse County Health Department says it currently has 18 hundred people enrolled, helping those families with nutritional and health needs. Appointments are now virtual due to the pandemic which has been a silver lining for the department.

Jennifer Miller, La Crosse County W-I-C Nutritionist, said, “We are able to provide W-I-C appointments, either via the phone or video. That is huge, especially for our working families. We have a lot of working families on the program.

Jillian Woelfle-Olson, W-I-C client said, “I was actually pregnant when I started W-I-C, again the second time, and I lost my baby at 12 weeks. They were really supportive, and they actually gave me an extra month too.”

Jillian encourages other families in need to look into enrolling in the no judgement program.

To see if you qualify, there’s a link on our website.

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