We help over 40,000 women, infants, and children a year to enroll in the NYS Women Infants and Children (WIC) Program, which provides education and counseling around nutrition and physical activity, breastfeeding support, and vouchers to purchase nutritious foods for eligible pregnant and nursing women and children up to age five years of age. WIC packages help ensure more nutritious diets and improve healthy shopping behaviors. We administer eight free-standing WIC centers in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Extensive research has found WIC to be a cost-effective investment that improves the nutrition and health of low-income families. Women who participate in WIC give birth to healthier babies, children participating in WIC have lower risk of obesity, and children whose mothers participated in WIC while pregnant show improved mental development.

WIC is a program of the New York State Department of Health funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. PHS administers the Neighborhood WIC Program under contract with the New York State Department of Health. For more information on the WIC Program, please visit the New York State Department of Health’s WIC website.

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At Our Centers

Here are some of the resources available at our Neighborhood WIC Centers.

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There are more than 130 farmers markets in NYC, 20 of which operate year-round. Check out the different ways to find farmers markets near you:

  • Text “SoGood” to 877877 to find a farmers market near you (Español: Envía “MuyRico” al 877877)
  • Download citywide and borough-specific posters listing locations, hours and markets with nutrition workshops and cooking demonstrations for adults and kids

Look for the “Carrot” and “Apple” for workshops and activities!

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Healthy Lifestyles Sessions

Our Let’s Eat! and Let’s Move! educational sessions are led by a WIC nutritionist to encourage healthy eating and to promote physical activity. Sessions include cooking demonstrations, ideas for inexpensive and nutritious meals, ways to maintain a healthy diet, and healthy lifestyle physical activities the whole family can participate in.

Breastfeeding Counseling and Support

Our Neighborhood WIC multi-cultural and multilingual peer counselors are mothers who help other mothers with breastfeeding. Having breastfed their own children, they help WIC mothers understand the benefits of breastfeeding, and provide one-on-one support to WIC mothers to support breastfeeding success.

Participant-Centered Nutrition Assessment

When participants enter a Neighborhood WIC Center, they discover that it’s all about them. We provide an individualized nutritional assessment in a setting where staff collaborates with participants to help manage and improve their family’s health and wellness.

Kids Eat Right Campaign

Neighborhood WIC participates in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ (AND) Kids Eat Right Campaign (part of the White House’s national childhood obesity initiative). At Neighborhood WIC, we make it our priority to help the families we serve make informed food choices and develop sound eating and physical activity habits.

Referrals

Our WIC staff also provide referrals to other services including medical and dental care, Medicaid, SNAP, family planning, and other needed services.

Sharing Time

Participants and staff team up in a circle to share their views about a variety of health and nutrition topics as well as share parenting tips and how to best maximize the benefits of the WIC program.

General Neighborhood WIC Questions


Paulette Sinclair-Weir, Neighborhood WIC Director

psinclair-weir@healthsolutions.org
646-619-6459

Neighborhood WIC Locations


East Tremont WIC Center

519 East Tremont Avenue, Street Level
Bronx, NY 10457

718-294-6887

Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Bushwick WIC Center

335 Central Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
718-919-0044

Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ocean Ave WIC Center

2555 Ocean Avenue, 2nd Fl
Brooklyn, NY 11229
718-332-4059

Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday hours available by appointment

Corona WIC Center

103-24 Roosevelt Avenue, 3rd Fl
Corona, NY 11368
718-335-7563

Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Jamaica WIC Center

90-40 160th Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
718-526-4633

Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Astoria WIC Center

12-26 31st Avenue
Astoria, NY 11106
718-726-5816

Monday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ridgewood WIC Center

55-05 Myrtle Avenue, 3rd Fl
Ridgewood, 11385
718-381-8343

Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Flushing WIC Center

42-60 Main Street Suite 1
Flushing, NY 11355
718-961-6381

Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.