WIC provides access to healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and referrals to health care and other community resources. You can trust WIC to be your family's nutrition expert during pregnancy, infancy and early childhood.
How do I join WIC?
“We have always had a good balanced diet, but having access to these foods helps our budget greatly and allows us to continue to provide healthy balanced meals.” - Vermont WIC Participant
The Brattleboro Office of Local Health is the place to come for WIC if you live in:
Athens, Brattleboro, Brookline, Dover, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Jacksonville, Jamaica, Marlboro, Newfane, Putney, Rawsonville, Somerset, Stratton, Townshend, Vernon, Wardsboro, West Dummerston, Westminster (Gageville), Whitingham, Williamsville, and Wilmington.
Is your home in another town? Find out which office is for you.
We offer WIC appointments in our Brattleboro office as well as in four other communities to serve our families closer to where they live. Please call our office to find an appointment in a location that's most convenient for you: 802-257-2882.
130 Birge Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Old School Community Center
1 School Street
Wilmington, VT 05363
Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA)
- Participation in an activity or a WIChealth.org lesson helps keep your benefits active.
- For your convenience, we partner with others in local community programs, such as CIS Nursing and Lactation Support and Strong Families VT Home Visiting to have their activities count toward WIC nutrition and health education requirements.
There are many ways WIC can help you succeed with breastfeeding, including:
- Extra WIC foods for breastfeeding parents
- Breastfeeding peer counselors (available in some offices)
- Referrals to community lactation consultants and other support services
- Breast pumps
- Breastfeeding groups and classes
Our staff are available to answer breastfeeding questions to help you and your baby meet your breastfeeding goals.
There are Windham County employers that are breastfeeding friendly . If you’re an employer who supports breastfeeding in the workplace and want to be added to this list, fill out our application to be recognized by the State of Vermont for your excellence. Need assistance to become breastfeeding-friendly? No problem! Give us a call at 802-275-2882 and we can help.
For more details, see the WIC breastfeeding section of this page or call us at 802-257-2880.
At a farmers market you can buy just-picked fruits and vegetables and find something new to try. The market can also be a great learning experience for your kids! The Vermont Farm to Family Program offers coupons for free, locally grown vegetables and fruits to eligible WIC participants. See a list of participating farmers markets (link is external).
Young children and pregnant women have a higher chance of having dental issues. Our dental hygienist can help you with tips for good oral health and can help you find a dental practice. To learn more call 802-254-3287.
We pride ourselves in making sure families are connected with the resources in our community to help meet and maintain their goals. We connect WIC participants with a variety of resources related to food, child care, health care, drug and alcohol programs and housing.
- Health Insurance
- Affordable Housing
- Childcare / Preschool
Some community partners that we make referrals to include:
You can reach our WIC staff at [email protected] or contact them by phone at 802-257-2882.