Saturday Hours

The following WIC offices will be open on Saturday, December 14 and December 28 at the times listed below.

RegionCity/NeighborhoodWIC Center AddressDecember 14December 28
WestsideCulver City4700 Inglewood Blvd. Culver City, 90230
10 AM-1:00 PMClosed
Faircrest Heights1801 S. La Cienega Blvd. LA, 9003510 AM-1:00 PMClosed
Los Angeles
Hollywood5940 Santa Monica Blvd. LA, 90038
10 AM-1:00 PMClosed
Pico Union1637 W. Washington Blvd. LA, 9000610 AM-2:15 PMClosed
Koreatown4214 Beverly Blvd. LA, 90004
10 AM-1:00 PM10 AM-1:00 PM
Mid-City4100 E. Pico Blvd. LA, 9002310 AM-1:00 PMClosed
Westlake/MacArthur2120 W. 8th St. LA, 90057
10 AM-1:00 PM10 AM-1:00 PM
West Adams3667 Crenshaw Blvd. LA, 90016
10 AM-1:00 PMClosed
South Los Angeles1967 W. Slauson Ave. LA, 90047
10 AM-1:00 PMClosed
Downtown428 E. Washington Blvd. LA, 90015
10 AM-1:00 PMClosed
Echo Park1311 Glendale Blvd. LA, 9002610 AM-1:00 PMClosed
East Los AngelesEast Los Angeles277 S. Atlantic Blvd. LA, 90022
10 AM-1:00 PMClosed
San Gabriel Valley
BaldwinPark4239 Maine Ave. Baldwin Park, 91706
10 AM-2:15 PMClosed
El Monte3560 Santa Anita Ave. El Monte, 91731
Closed10 AM-2:15 PM
Pomona2232 S. Garey Ave. Pomona, 91766
Closed10 AM-2:15 PM
Pomona1460 E. Holt Ave. Pomona, 91767
10 AM-2:15 PMClosed
Rosemead8923 E. Mission Dr. Rosemead, 91770
10 AM-2:15 PMClosed
South BayGardena15212 S. Western Ave. Gardena, 90249
10 AM-2:15 PMClosed
Hawthorne4455 W. 117th St. Hawthorne, 9025010 AM-2:15 PMClosed
Athens1836 W. Imperial Hwy. LA, 9004710 AM-2:15 PMClosed
Inglewood975 N. La Brea Ave. Inglewood, 90302
10 AM-1:00 PM10 AM-1:00 PM
Lawndale15625 Hawthorne Blvd. Lawndale, 90260
10 AM-1:00 PMClosed
Gateway CitiesNorwalk13926 S. San Antonio Dr. Norwalk, 90650
10 AM-1:00 PMClosed
Pico Rivera8842 E. Whittier Blvd. Pico Rivera, 90660
10 AM-2:15 PM10 AM-2:15 PM
Orange CountyAnaheim1120 W. La Palma Ave. Anaheim, 92801
10 AM-1:00 PMClosed
Santa Ana5015 W. Edinger Ave. Santa Ana, 92704
10 AM-1:00 PMClosed
Santa Ana1701 S. Grand Ave. Santa Ana, 92705
Closed10 AM-1:00 PM

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.

WIC IS NOT CONSIDERED A PART OF PUBLIC CHARGE.

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.

New research by PHFE WIC, UCLA, County of Los Angeles: $1 invested in WIC saves $2.48

WIC pays off! A team of researchers including UCLA’s Dr. Roch Nianogo and PHFE WIC’s Director of Research and Evaluation, Dr. Shannon Whaley analyzed the cost saving effects of the WIC program and found that every $1 invested in WIC saves about $2.48 in medical, educational, and productivity costs. Their study will be published in Preventative Medicine in July, 2019. Article Highlights:
  •  WIC is cost-saving.
  • Further savings could be achieved if all eligible women were enrolled in WIC.
  • WIC is cost-effective in preventing preterm births
  • Reductions in prenatal participation in the WIC program could lead to significant increases in costs.
Read the abstract and access the full study: “Economic evaluation of California prenatal participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to prevent preterm birth.”

CinnaMoms Celebrating Black Breasfeeding Week!

By Tonce Jackson, MPH, RDN, CLE

Thank you all for joining us at our 4th Annual CinnaMoms event! In partnership with the YMCA and Black Infant Health, this was our best event to date! The moms were transformed, the men and dads were engaged and shared generational nuggets, and the community partners were mighty and unique. BabyWearingLA issued 50 baby carriers!

The CinnaTeam was well coordinated in purple, engaged, and active in their sections – Kids corner with Zina, Photos with Belen, Veronica and Ericka, Painting with Willie and Kim, Red Table Talk with Bethany, Sarah, Daynisha, Rhonda (aka Hostess), and Rodasha, Outreach and Welcome area with Jackie and Karen, Nursing bra, diapers and Recipe Table (25 total) with Rebecca and Danille, Food Service and Bakery with Morgan, Cheryl, Valerie and Meal Delivery with Angela, Allison, Susan, Ilanna, Judy, Sagrario, Carolyn and many more…

Special shout-out to Daynisha for her transparency and encouragement in the spoken word segment. Also, special thanks to Bethany for sharing her contact Eliza, who shared her poem “Liquid Gold.” Thank you to Cheryl and Rhonda, who donated “Paint Night” tickets to our mentor Kim Durdin!

Sharen, Allison, and Angela had a successful survey section and received great feedback from our families.

Our event could not be successful without the support of our Warehouse Department! The Warehouse team set-up and cleaned up with ease and a smile! Special thanks to our parking coordinators, Jesse C. and Jesse M. , who also participated in the Men and Dads area with Ruben and Mark.

Teamwork truly makes the dream and vision work!

Thank you to Kiran, Judy, Jennifer, Seniors, Area Managers, and Supervisors for supporting CinnaMoms and staff in this value-added service.

The event was such a success! It brought together 63 CinnaMoms, 10 CinnaDads, 20 community partners, lots of CinnaBabies, Karla (co-creator of CinnaMoms), and other guests from the community!

#Success

In the news: Empowering black moms to say: ‘I want to breastfeed’ via KPCC Southern California Public Radio


Coverage by Priska Neely

This piece on KPCC Southern California Public Radio featured our CinnaMoms program and the important role that breastfeeding plays in the lives of black mothers and babies.
Reposted from KPCC.org website:

Black moms are much less likely to breastfeed, compared to women of other races and ethnicities. That’s why maternal and child health advocates devote the last week of August to bringing awareness of the benefits with Black Breastfeeding Week

More and more local organizations, such as PHFE WIC’s very own CinnaMoms, are starting support groups with an aim to bring up breastfeeding rates for black women.

Listen to the audio piece here >