WIC is NOT a part of Public Charge

A federal court has ruled to protect millions of immigrant families from a new public charge regulation that would have gone into effect on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Using Medicaid, SNAP, & housing assistance won’t count against immigration applications processed in the United States. Everyone should remain in programs they are currently using.


Please help spread the word that people can receive WIC benefits and NOT be considered a public charge. All qualifying families should continue participating in the WIC program.

Rev. Douglas Greenaway, President and CEO of the National WIC Association (NWA), said following in response to the public charge ruling on August 12, 2019:

“To the communities affected by this final rule, let me be clear: WIC’s clinic doors remain open. The final rule does not impose barriers on families for accessing WIC, or women from accessing Medicaid when they are pregnant or for 60 days after delivery. The final rule does not penalize families if their U.S.-citizen child is accessing benefits. We stand at your side, forever committed to our mission of delivering quality nutrition services and breastfeeding support for all families.”

Please call (888) 942- 2229 if you have questions about WIC. Visit www.helunahealth.org/news/legal-resources for immigration legal aid resources.

Remember the 6 P’s of Evacuation

Tens of thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate Northern Los Angeles County due to the Saddleridge Fire, one of several California wildfires that erupted Thursday October 10 and continued through Friday.

If you’ve been affected, evacuated or relocated due to the recent California wildfires, please contact WIC at 1-888-942-2229. We can help issue your monthly WIC benefits and connect you with more resources.

When evacuating, be sure to remember the 6 P’s!

People and pets

Prescriptions, vitamins, and eyeglasses

“Plastic” like credit cards, ATM cards.

Papers, phone numbers, and important documents

Pictures and irreplaceable memorabilia

Personal computers, hard drives, and flash drives

Fri, Oct 11: Some WIC offices open 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

In preparation for the new WIC Card, the WIC offices listed below will be open 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM on Friday, October 11, 2019 so staff can attend a morning training. As always, you can schedule a WIC appointment by calling 888-942-2229 or texting APPT to 91997.

WIC Center Address
Friday, October 11Saturday, October 12
WestsideCulver City4700 Inglewood Blvd. Culver City, 90230
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 2:15 PM
Pico-Robertson1801 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, 900352:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Los AngelesHollywood5940 Santa Monica Blvd. LA, 900382:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Los AngelesKoreatown4214 Beverly Blvd. LA, 900042:00 PM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 2:15 PM
Pico Union1637 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, 900062:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Mid-City4100 W. Pico Blvd. LA, 900192:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Westlake/MacArthur2120 W. 8th St. LA, 900572:00 PM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 2:15 PM
West Adams3667 Crenshaw Blvd. LA, 900162:00 PM - 5:30 PM
South Los Angeles1967 W. Slauson Ave. LA, 900472:00 PM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 2:15 PM
Downtown428 East Washington Blvd. LA, 900152:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Echo Park1311 Glendale Blvd. LA, 900262:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Gardena15212 S. Western Ave. Gardena, 902492:00 PM - 5:30 PM
South BayHawthorne4455 W. 117th St. Hawthorne, 902502:00 PM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 2:15 PM
Athens1836 W. Imperial Hwy. Los Angeles, 900472:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Inglewood975 N. La Brea Ave. Inglewood, 903022:00 PM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 2:15 PM
Lawndale15625 Hawthorne Blvd. Lawndale, 902602:00 PM - 5:30 PM10:00 AM - 2:15 PM