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Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)

Child eating and apple

WIC is a federally funded program that provides healthy supplemental foods, nutrition counseling for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age five. The program has an extraordinary 30-year record of preventing children’s health problems and improving their long-term health, growth and development. WIC scored second highest in customer satisfaction among 30 high impact government programs in a recent survey. WIC serves over 8.2 million women, infants and children through over 10,000 clinics nationwide.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and provides:

  • Healthy supplemental foods
  • Nutrition assessment and education
  • Referrals to health and other social services to participants

The prototype for the National WIC Program was designed and piloted at this School and adopted nationally by Congress in 1974.

WIC SINCE 1974 - INFOGRAPHICS

 

WIC Maryland - App

Johns Hopkins WIC Program

WIC promotes the health and nutritional well-being of low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children under five years of age living in Baltimore through practice, research and community engagement.

  • The program serves over 10,000 pregnant, breast feeding and post partum women, infants and children up to age 5.
  • Operates in twelve sites, Head Start, Shelters for the homeless and domestically abused women and children in Baltimore.
  • Over 75 percent of all infants participate in the program.
  • Peer counselors provide supportive services to breast feeding women.

 

 

 

 

WIC Locations by Zip Code

  • 21211

  • Hampden Family Ctr.
    1104 W. 36th St., 21211
    410.614.4848
    2nd Thursday
  • 21213

  • Belair/Edison
    Baltimore Medical Systems
    3120 Erdman Ave.
    410.614.4848
    Tuesdays
  • 21215

  • JAI Medical Center
    4340 Park Heights Ave.
    410.664.1413
    M,T,TH, F, 2nd & 4th Wednesday
  • Park West Medical Ctr.
    3319 W. Belvedere Ave.
    410.614.4848
    1st & 3rd Wednesdays
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  • 21217

  • Dru/Mondawnin Healthy Families
    2100 Eutaw Place
    1st & 3rd Thursdays
  • Gilmor Homes
    1515 Vincent Ct.
    410.614.4848
    2nd Wednesday
  • 21223

  • Adventure Dental & Vision
    1253 W. Pratt St.
    410.230.9473
    Mondays & Fridays
  • 21224

  • Eastern Ave
    3732 Eastern Ave.
    410.261.0001
    M, T, W, TH, F
  • 21225

  • Cherry Hill Shopping Ctr.
    634 Cherry Hill Rd.
    410.354.0162
    M,W,TH, F
  • Judy Ctr. @ Curtis Bay Elementary/Middle School
    4301 W. Bay Ave.
    410.614.4848
    2nd Monday
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  • 21287

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe St. – Carnegie Building, Rm 267
    443.287.6594
    M,T,W,TH,F
  • 21230

  • Enoch Pratt Library Brooklyn Branch
    300 E. Patapsco Ave.
    410.614.4848
    Call for appointment
  • Judy Ctr. @ Lakeland Elementary/Middle School
    Lakeland STEAM Ctr.
    2921 Stranden Rd.
    410.614.4848
    Wednesdays
  • 21231

  • Judy Ctr. @ Commodore Johns Rogers Elementary/Middle School
    100 N. Chester St.
    410.614.4848
    1st Monday & Tuesday
  • 21239

  • The Alameda Shopping Ctr.
    Adventure Dental & Orthodontics
    5632 The Alameda
    410.614.4848
    1st & 3rd Tuesdays

 

Hopkins/USDA Participant Research Innovation Laboratory for Enhancing WIC Services (HPRIL)

HPRIL is the laboratory for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health working cooperatively with Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and competitively selected local WIC agencies nationally to explore through innovative and replicable interactive tools how to accurately determine the family characteristics that predict early termination and employ family based interactive tools and social media to retain eligible high risk children ages 1-4 in the WIC program for maximum benefit.

Visit the HPRIL page for more information.

Contact Us

tel: 410-614-4848
e-mail: Johns Hopkins WIC