Norwescap’s Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) program provides supplemental nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants and children up to the age of five. Fathers may also bring their children to apply and learn more about WIC services.
What we do:
- Health Screenings
- Nutrition Education
- Breastfeeding Support
- Lactation Consultation Services
- Referrals to health and social services
Participation in WIC has been shown to reduce low birth weight and infant mortality, increase prenatal care, and improve children’s health and academic performance.
WHO CAN APPLY: ELIGIBILITY
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding women
- Women who have had a baby in the last 6 months
- Children up to age 5
- People who meet income guidelines
- New Jersey residents
- People who are at “nutritional risk”
All Norwescap WIC services are free to those who qualify. An applicant’s gross income must be at or less than 185% of the U.S. poverty income guidelines. WIC services in New Jersey serve all who qualify regardless of immigration status. WIC is funded by the USDA, an equal opportunity employer.
View the WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines for New Jersey: https://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/wic/participants/apply-wic/income.shtml
HOW TO APPLY
Click here to go to the NJ WIC Participant Portal and begin the application for WIC Services for you and your children: https://wic.nj.gov/participantportal/en/
If you are a resident of Somerset, Warren, Hunterdon, or Sussex counties, after starting the application process through the portal, you will receive a phone call or text from a member of the Norwescap WIC Team to schedule an appointment.
If you have questions, you can reach us by:
Phone: 908-454-1210 between 8:30am – 4:00pm
LOCATIONS AND HOURS
We are currently processing applicants virtually. If you prefer to process your application in person, we are happy to meet with you. Our offices are conveniently located in Somerset, Warren, Hunterdon, and Sussex counties. Please call 908-454-1210 before visiting our offices as our hours are subject to change.
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Monday, Wednesday – Friday
9am – 4pm
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USDA Nondiscrimination 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 dministers 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 or requested 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; or
- fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
- email: email@example.com
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Additional Educational and Informative Resources regarding New Jersey WIC:
WIC Shopper: https://ebtshopper.com/
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