Overview

Family Service WIC wants to see your family happy, healthy, and thriving. We provide food benefits, nutrition education, breastfeeding help, and the support you need to help keep your family healthy and strong.

How we can help

What we do

Improve the health of pregnant women, new moms, infants, and children under the age of five.

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How we do it

Healthy foods

Nutrition education

Breastfeeding support

Health assessments and referrals

Impact

Families who participate in WIC have improved birth outcomes, better infant feeding practices, improved nutritional status, and children are more school-ready. Families with Family Service WIC purchased over $1,349,344 of healthy foods in 2018.

Is My Family Eligible?

To apply for WIC, ask questions, or schedule an appointment please call us at 402-441-8655 during our office hours.

You must live in Nebraska. You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to apply. 

If you are on Medicaid, SNAP, or TANF you are income-eligible. If you don’t qualify for these programs, you may still qualify for WIC depending on the income of your household.

Individuals who receive benefits are pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five. All foster children under age five are eligible for WIC.

All Caregivers Are Welcome

We talk a lot about moms, but we offer support to anyone, working or not, who cares for a child, including dads, grandparents, foster parents, step parents, and guardians.

Power of Moms

Our breastfeeding peer counselors are mothers who have breastfed their own baby and are here to support moms achieve their goals for feeding. Call the Family Service WIC office and ask to meet with a peer counselor!

Family Service WIC Locations

Mill Towne
501 S 7th St.

Phone:  (402) 441-8655
Fax:  (402) 441-6466
M-F: 8:00am – 4:30pm
2 Saturdays per Month 8:00am – 12:00pm

First United Methodist Church
2730 North 50th
(402) 441-8655
One Friday a month

Lincoln Christian Fellowship
100 West Fletcher Ave.

(402) 441-8655
One Thursday a month

Southern Heights Presbyterian Church
5750 S 40th ST

(402) 441-8655
One Thursday a month

Additional Resources

Family Service WIC Facebook Page

Nebraska WIC Program Website

WIC Participant Video

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Is My Family Eligible?

To apply for WIC, ask questions, or schedule an appointment please call us at 402-441-8655 during our office hours.

You must live in Nebraska. You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to apply. 

If you are on Medicaid, SNAP, or TANF you are income-eligible. If you don’t qualify for these programs, you may still qualify for WIC depending on the income of your household.

Individuals who receive benefits are pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five. All foster children under age five are eligible for WIC.

Who is Eligible for WIC?

You are eligible if you:

  • Live in Nebraska.
  • Are a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding woman, an infant or child under 5 years of age.
  • Have a nutritional risk.
  • Have a household income that is less than or equal to the income guidelines (below) .
  • You are automatically income eligible for WIC if you currently receive ADC, SNAP (Food Stamps), Kids Connection or Medicaid.
  • Mothers, Fathers, guardians or foster parents may apply for WIC for their children.
New Income Eligibility Guidelines
As of June, 2018
Family Size Annual Monthly Twice-Monthly Bi-Weekly Weekly
1 $22,459 $1,872 $936 $864 $432
2 $30,451 $2,538 $1,269 $1,172 $586
3 $38,443 $3,204 $1,602 $1,479 $740
4 $46,435 $3,870 $1,935 $1,786 $893
5 $54,427 $4,536 $2,268 $2,094 $1,047
6 $62,419 $5,202 $2,601 $2,401 $1,201
7 $70,411 $5,868 $2,934 $2,709 $1,355

How Do I Apply for WIC?

To set up an appointment, call Family Service WIC Program at 402-441-8655. Staff will tell you what to bring to your appointment.

At your appointment, a WIC nutritionist and nurse will check your diet and review your health history.

If you are eligible, you will receive nutrition information and counseling, referrals to other services and checks to buy foods such as:

  • fresh fruits & vegetables
  • whole wheat bread or brown rice
  • dried or canned beans
  • milk
  • cereal
  • fruit juice
  • peanut butter
  • cheese
  • eggs
  • tuna or salmon
  • infant formula
  • baby food

These foods help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, babies and children healthy and strong.

How Does WIC Work?

The WIC staff is a caring team of experts who provide:

  • Counseling on how to use WIC foods to improve health.
  • Checks to buy foods that help keep you healthy and strong.
  • Immunization screening and referrals
  • Discussions on food shopping, recipes, taking care of babies and how to breast feed.
  • Information on good eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding and how to feed your child.
  • Referrals to doctors, health centers and clinics, dentists, and programs like SNAP (Food Stamps), ADC, and Medicaid.

Locations and Hours

Mill Towne
501 S 7th ST Lincoln, NE  68508
Phone:  (402) 441-8655
Fax:  (402) 441-6466
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
2 Saturdays per Month 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Church
2730 North 50th
(402) 441-8655
1st, 2nd and 3rd Friday 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Lincoln Christian Fellowship
100 West Fletcher Ave.
(402) 441-8655
One Thursday a month

Southern Heights Presbyterian Church
5750 S 40th ST
(402) 441-8655
One Thursday a month

Map

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 What to Bring to Your Appointment

  1. You and your children who are applying for WIC
  2. Identification
    • Photo identification for parent/guardian
    • Child’s birth certificate or social security card
    • Foster care papers for foster children
  3. Proof of Address
    • Mail with your name and street address received within the past 30 days
  4. Proof of Income before tax (gross) income for everyone living in the home
    • Pay stubs
    • Medicaid Card (if applicable)
    • Notice of Action (if applicable)

WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors

A peer counselor is a WIC mother who has breastfed her own baby and has been selected by WIC to give you support to achieve your own goals for feeding your baby.

Let the WIC office know if you would like to meet with a breastfeeding peer counselor to learn more about breastfeeding, or help you achieve your breastfeeding goals.

Reminders

WIC can no longer issue checks if you forget to bring proper documentation.  If you have questions about what to bring to your appointment call our office and the staff will be happy to assist you.

Help us keep pregnant moms and babies healthy this flu season.  If you or your children have been sick or have had a fever in the past 24 hours please call our office to reschedule your WIC appointment.

If Lincoln Public Schools are closed due to winter weather, the First United Methodist Church and Lincoln Christian Fellowship Locations will also be closed.  Call the Mill Towne office at (402) 441-8655 so we can assist you in getting your checks.

Additional Resources

Family Service WIC Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/familyservicewic

Nebraska WIC Program Website – http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/wic_index.aspx 

WIC Participant Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFEqzTXbRIE

Physician Authorization Form for Formula – http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Documents/PhysicianAuthorizationForm.pdf

Breastfeeding Resources – http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/wic_wic-families_breastfeeding-resources_index.aspx

Nutrition Resources – http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/wic_wic-families_nutrition-resources_index.aspx

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all protected bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) 

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.  20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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I think WIC is the best program for young mothers.

"Support"

When I was pregnant, they helped ease my mind about breastfeeding and gave me tips.

"Appreciate"

I very much appreciate the WIC office and the help they provide in many different ways.

"Helpful"

Love this office. Always so nice and helpful. Staff are friendly, informational, and never judgmental.

"Recipes"

The system keeps getting better. We like getting recipe ideas. Thank you for this help.

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