WIC

WIC

Provider: PUBLIC HEALTH FOUNDATION ENTERPRISES - WIC PROGRAM - EL SERENO WIC CENTER 53

This is a supplemental nutrition program that provides food vouchers and nutrition education for pregnant women, new and/or breastfeeding mothers, infants, and children younger than age five who live in Alhambra, Anaheim, Arcadia, Artesia, Avalon, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bel Air, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Carson, Cerritos, Claremont, Commerce, Covina, Culver City, Cypress, Diamond Bar, Duarte, Downtown Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, Echo Park, El Monte, El Segundo, Fullerton, Gardena, Glendora, Harbor City, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Inglewood, Irwindale, La Habra, La Mirada, La Puente, La Verne, Lakewood, Lawndale, Lennox, Lomita, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterey Park, Norwalk, Ocean Park, Pacific Palisades, Palos Verdes, Playa del Rey, Pomona, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rosemead, Rowland Heights, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Marino, San Pedro, Santa Ana, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Monica, Signal Hill, South El Monte, Temple City, Torrance, Venice, Walnut, West Covina, West Los Angeles Westchester, Whittier, Wilmington, parts of Hollywood, and eligible persons who are receiving health care from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, H. Claude Hudson Comprehensive Health Center, and Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center. Eligible applicants must meet federal low-income guidelines and have been determined to be at nutritional risk by a health professional. When funding is decreased, services are offered based on priority, contact office for eligibility determination.

The program provides vouchers that are redeemed at authorized stores for specified foods such as milk, eggs, cheese, juice, peanut butter, beans, fruits, vegetables, fish, tofu, yogurt and infant formula. Vouchers are issued monthly and must be used within 30 days.

The 2020 WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is now available on a first come, first served basis. While supplies last, eligible WIC participants may receive an additional $28 to spend at the farmers' market. Checks must be used by November 30, 2020; checks cannot be exchanged for cash. Lost or stolen checks will not be replaced.

PHFE WIC participants can request checks by visiting https://www.phfewic.org/newsroom/coming-soon-28-free-at-the-farmers-market/

Participants also receive regular nutrition education classes and counseling, including obesity prevention and health/disability related counseling and education. Other services include referrals to and screenings for immunization, Medi-Cal, dental health families program and other referrals. If eligibility continues, women may participate in WIC for as long as six months after their baby is born or up to one year if they are breastfeeding. Infants and children may participate until age five.

Lactation assistance is offered including hands on lactation clinics. There is also a breastfeeding help line available to all Los Angeles County residents providing information and referral about breastfeeding.

The Working Women Pump Program loans electronic breast pumps to low-income breastfeeding mothers who meet the following criteria: are employed full-time or attending school (at least 32 hours per week); express a desire to continue breastfeeding; agree to return the pump upon requesting formula; grant PHFE permission to contact the employer to confirm full-time employment and provide a breastfeeding-friendly workplace.

The program also offers diapers for families with children three years and younger. Assistance is available once per month at specific sites; there are no geographic restrictions. LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH American Sign Language, Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian, Chinese, Canjoval (a Guatemalan dialect), Korean, Lao, Spanish, Vietnamese; Breastfeeding help line is available in Spanish, Thai and many Asian languages. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call the WIC program office to apply. Proof of income and residence are required. Eligible applicants are referred to the WIC Center nearest them. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are no fees for service.
Languages
American Sign Language
Armenian
Cambodian (Khmer)
Chinese-Cantonese
Korean
Laotian
Spanish
Vietnamese

Address

4837 Huntington Dr., Stes. 6 and 7

Los Angeles , CA 90032 (Physical)

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Website

www.phfewic.org
Service hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9:15am to 5:30pm; Wednesday, 11:00am to 7:15pm; Friday, 10:00am to 5:30pm.

Service/Intake and Administration

(888) 942-2229 (888-WIC BABY)

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