The WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program provides personalized nutrition education, breastfeeding support, as well as screening and referrals to other health, food, and community programs. While on WIC, you receive nutritious foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, cheese, eggs, cereal, and dried beans or peanut butter that are specific to the needs of pregnant, postpartum women and children age birth to five. WIC also provides a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor by text or phone to answer questions and help you during your pregnancy and after delivery as breast milk should be the first food for baby.
Eligibility is based on financial guidelines, but many people qualify including:
- Pregnant women
- Many working parents and families
- Caregivers including grandparents, kinship or foster parents
Recipients of Medicaid, SNAP (Food Stamps) and TANF
Only 50% of eligible individuals in Colorado are enrolled in WIC.
Call either health department location today to see if you’re eligible for free nutrition assistance through WIC.
Las Animas County
412 Benedicta Ave
Trinidad, CO 81082
119 E 5th Street
Walsenburg, CO 81089
There are two ways to apply for WIC assistance:
- Start your online application. After you submit your application, someone from the WIC office will contact you to see if you qualify and schedule an appointment.
- Stop by the WIC Department in Trinidad or Walsenburg.
Las Animas County: (719) 846-2213
412 Benedicta Ave, Trinidad CO 81082
Huerfano County: (719) 738-2650
119 E 5th Street, Walsenburg CO 81089
Forms and Resources
WIC is an equal opportunity program.