Saturday Hours

The following WIC Offices are open Saturday April 20 and April 27 from 9:00 am – 2:15 pm.

Region
City/Neighborhood
WIC Center Address
Saturdays Open 
Los AngelesHollywood5940 Santa Monica Blvd. LA, 90038April 27
Koreatown4214 Beverly Blvd. LA, 90004April 20
Westlake/MacArthur2120 W. 8th St. LA, 90057April 27
West Adams3667 Crenshaw Blvd. LA, 90016April 20April 27
Downtown428 East Washington Blvd. LA, 90015April 20April 27
Northeast Los Angeles4303 N. Figueroa St. LA, 90065April 27
East Los AngelesEast Los Angeles277 S. Atlantic Blvd. LA, 90022April 20April 27
San Gabriel ValleyCity of Industry15942 Amar Rd. City of Industry, 91744April 27
Covina1012 Citrus Ave. Covina, 91722April 27
El Monte3560 Santa Anita Ave. El Monte, 91731April 20April 27
La Puente417 S. Azusa Ave. La Puente, 91744April 20
Rosemead8923 E. Mission Dr. Rosemead, 91770April 20
Pomona2232 S. Garey Ave. Pomona, 91766April 20April 27
South BayCarson860 E. Carson St. Carson, 90745April 27
Gardena15212 S. Western Ave. Gardena, 90249April 27
Inglewood975 N. La Brea Ave. Inglewood, 90302April 27
Wilmington125 E. Anaheim St. Wilmington, 90744April 20
Gateway Cities
Bellflower17610 Bellflower Blvd. Bellflower, 90706April 27
La Habra131 S. Harbor Blvd. La Habra, 90631April 27
Norwalk13926 S. San Antonio Dr. Norwalk, 90650April 20April 27
Pico Rivera8842 E. Whittier Blvd. Pico Rivera, 90660April 20April 27
Orange CountyAnaheim1120 W. La Palma Ave. Anaheim, 92801April 27
Santa Ana1701 S. Grand Ave. Santa Ana, 92705April 20April 27

Apply for CalFresh at WIC

Save your cash for household expenses and use WIC and CalFresh for groceries by adding food dollars to your budget!

To apply for CalFresh at WIC:

Click here to see where CalFresh enrollment services are available near you.

To apply for CalFresh online visit:

LA County – dpssbenefits.lacounty.gov

Orange County – mybenefitscalwin.org

What to bring to apply for CalFresh:

  • Medi-Cal cards or social security numbers (for all applicants in the family)

or

  • Proof of your family’s income and monthly expenses (like rent, utilities, child care, etc.)

Dealing with Emotions During Pregnancy

How you feel is just as important to your health as what you eat. While pregnancy is often the happiest time of many women’s lives, others find themselves feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or sad. All of these feelings are normal. It is also normal to feel no sadness or depression with one pregnancy, and then feel it with the next pregnancy. Every pregnancy is different.

Here are some tips to feel better and manage your emotions during pregnancy.

Feeling Fatigued?

Changing to a different sleeping position can help us fall and stay asleep. As we lose sleep, many of us feel sadder, grouchy and are generally not ourselves.

Surprisingly, getting up and moving can help give us more energy. If you are not on bedrest and your doctor says it is okay to exercise, gentle exercise such as walking or yoga can help. With any exercise, please listen to your body and do what is comfortable.

Hydration and proper nutrition are also key. Dehydration can masquerade as hunger and sleepiness. Try adding drinking water throughout the day. Healthy foods with fiber, vitamins and minerals give us energy throughout the day. Sugary foods give us quick energy that will leave us wanting a nap.

Is it Baby Blues?

Sadness, also called the “baby blues”, can occur both during and after pregnancy. This can be a strange feeling if you have never experienced sadness or depression before and can be an unwelcomed guest if you have.

Journaling and keeping track of how you feel can help you see your changing emotions. If you note that you are feeling down, depressed, or hopeless 3 days per week, it is time to speak to your doctor.

Do not be afraid to tell your doctor about how you are feeling. Talking to family and friends can be helpful, and it’s great to have a strong support system, but talking with an expert can give you some reliable tools to help. Some women find counseling helpful during their pregnancy because they can speak with an expert who is familiar with prenatal and postpartum depression.

Practicing Self-Care

Self-care is any activity that you do deliberately to take care of your mental, physical, and emotional health. This can be journaling, cooking a healthy meal, gentle exercise, coloring, singing, or spending time with a pet. Self-care doesn’t have to cost anything at all!

6 Things you Should Know About Perinatal Depression:

  1. Perinatal depression is common.
  2. You may experience sadness, mood swings, difficulty concentrating, lack of interest in things you used to enjoy, nervousness, anxiety and more.
  3. Symptoms can appear any time during pregnancy and up to the child’s first year of age.
  4. You did nothing to cause this.
  5. The sooner you get treatment, the better.
  6. There is help for you.

Talk to your doctor and WIC about how you are feeling, or contact Postpartum Support International @ 1-800-944-4773 or www.postpartum.net.

Emotions During Pregnancy is the prenatal health topic of the month at PHFE WIC. For more education topics, visit www.WICOnlineEducation.org.

CinnaMoms Breastfeeding Support Groups in March!

CinnaMoms breastfeeding support groups provide a safe space to discuss life, health, and breastfeeding while breaking down barriers and proving that #BlackWomenDoBreastfeed!

CinnaMoms gather to form a network of support for each other. We encourage pregnant and breastfeeding women to bring the whole village – CinnaDads, CinnaGrands, CinnaBabies and CinnaKids to all of our events.

We host our support groups in five WIC centers that have a high population of African American families. Every day we make a commitment to advocate, encourage, and lend a pair of listening ears to our community. CinnaMoms goes beyond our regular WIC services by providing a safe space to chat about historical feeding practices, cultural perceptions of breastfeeding, familial feeding experiences, and the health benefits of breastfeeding. We discuss interesting and edgy topics that spark conversations about maternal and postpartum health, support systems, and cultural beliefs while enjoying nourishing snacks and many laughs.

March CinnaMoms Support Groups

Mar 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WIC, 975 N La Brea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302
 

Mar 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

WIC, 4455 W 117th St, Hawthorne, CA 90250

 

Mar 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

WIC, 1836 W Imperial Hwy, Los Angeles, CA 90047

 

Mar 27, 2018 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

WIC, 15212 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90249

 

Mar 27, 2018 at 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

WIC, 3667 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

 

Mar 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

WIC, 1967 W Slauson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047

 

To learn more and RSVP for a support group, visit www.CinnaMoms.org. For more breastfeeding support groups information, ask your local WIC office.

Can Men Participate in WIC?

Yes! Men are welcome at WIC. WIC recognizes the important role that fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, and other guardians play in caring for kids. Fathers and other caregivers of kids under five are encouraged to enroll and bring kids to appointments, attend nutrition and health education sessions, and use their checks in grocery stores that accept WIC.