OPTIMUS Health Care WIC Program
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Optimus Health Care WIC Program- Stamford
805 Atlantic Street,
Stamford, CT 06902
Monday: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday*: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (*3:30 pm close in Summer)
Third Saturday of the Month 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
• Individual time to speak with a nutritionist or trained professional about your diet or your child’s diet.
• Breastfeeding support and information.
• Opportunity to meet and talk to other moms with young children.
• Referrals to health care and other social service programs.
• An eWIC card to buy healthy food for you or your children.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends).
Breastfeeding women(up to infant’s 1 st birthday).
Non-breastfeeding postpartum women(up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends).
Infants**(up to 1st birthday). WIC serves 45 percent of all infants born in the United States.
Children** up to their 5th birthday (fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children).
**Note: fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply.
WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?
Live in Connecticut, but you do not need to be a U.S. citizen.
Complete a nutrition assessment with WIC staff.
Must meet the WIC income guidelines which are set at or below 185% of the federal
Poverty income limit.
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf (https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf) , from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442;