WIC

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 and children age birth to five. WIC participants must meet certain financial requirements. Medicaid, SNAP (Food Stamps) and TANF are automatic qualifiers but many working families also qualify. Any caregivers (dads, grandparents, kinship or foster) with children under the age of five are welcome.

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.

Call the office closer to you to see if you qualify!

https://www.healthinformatics.dphe.state.co.us/WICSignUp
 

Trinidad 412 Benedicta Ave.
Trinidad, CO 81082
Phone: 719-846-2213
Fax: 719-846-4472

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Walsenburg
119 E. 5th Street
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Phone: 719-738-2650

Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
8:00am – 5:00pm

Colorado WIC Income Guidelines

Please call (719) 846-2213 or (719) 738-2653 for most current guidelines.

In order to financially qualify for the WIC Program, a participant’s combined household gross income cannot exceed the WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines. The WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines are 185% of the Poverty Guidelines published in the Federal Register on April 26, 2019. The WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines listed below are in effect for Colorado beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

Gross Income

  Annual Monthly Twice Monthly Bi-Weekly Weekly
1 $23,107 $1,926 $963 $889 $445
2 $31,284 $2,607 $1,304 $1,204 $602
3 $39,461 $3,289 $1,645 $1,518 $759
4 $47,638 $3,970 $1,985 $1,833 $917
5 $55,815 $4,652 $2,326 $2,147 $1,074
6 $63,992 $5,333 $2,667 $2,462 $1,231
7 $72,169 $6,015 $3,008 $2,776 $1,388
8 $80,346 $6,696 $3,348 $3,091 $1,546
For each additional family member add +$8,177 +$682 +$341 $315 $158

* Note: Count a pregnant woman as one, if this puts the family over income, increase household size by the number of fetuses in utero.
 

Use the following steps to manually calculate gross income.

  • If a household has only one income source or if all income sources have the same frequency, compare the income, or the sum of the separate incomes, to the published WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines for the appropriate frequency and household size.
  • If a household reports income sources at more than one frequency, perform the following calculations.
    • Annualize all income by multiplying weekly income by 52, income received every two weeks by 26, income received twice a month by 24, and income received monthly by 12.
    • Do not round the values resulting from each conversion.
    • Add together all the unrounded, converted values.
    • Compare the total to the annual income for the appropriate household size to determine income eligibility.

Apply

If you would like to apply for WIC or if you have further questions, call or stop by the WIC Department in Trinidad at 412 Benedicta Ave, Trinidad, CO 81082 or in Walsenburg at 119 E. 5th Street, Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Download an Application

WIC is an equal opportunity program.

 

Office Locations

Trinidad
412 Benedicta Ave.
Trinidad, CO 81082
Phone: 719-846-2213

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Walsenberg
119 E. 5th Street
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Phone: 719-738-2650

Office Hours
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.