WIC Nutritional Support Program

WIC (women, infants and children) is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services free-of-charge to Massachusetts’ families who qualify for the program. The North Suburban WIC Program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered through a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

To apply:

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Office locations

  • •  Everett: City Hall- 484 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 - 617-387-2097
  • •  Malden: 239 Commercial Street, Malden, MA 02148 - 781-338-7578

  • •  Medford: 101 Main Street, Suite 111, Medford, MA 02155 - 781-338-7578
  • •  Reading: 30 New Crossing Road, #101, Reading, MA 01867 - 781-938-5161

  • •  Woburn: St. Charles Church, 8 Summer Street, Woburn, MA 01801 - 781-938-5161
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Programs

Breastfeeding Classes are free and open to all WIC participants on both weekdays and Saturdays. To register, or for additional information, please call 781-338-7570 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Breastfeeding Peer Counseling: The Massachusetts WIC program promotes breastfeeding as the healthiest way to feed your baby.  WIC provides education and support to breastfeeding mothers through the  “Mother to Mother” Peer Counselor Program.

Malden WIC Baby Cafe/Everett Baby Cafe: Offers breastfeeding support and assistance from professionals. Operated by Hallmark Health lactation consultants. The cafes are funded by Massachusetts State WIC and are held at the Malden WIC Office on Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m., and the Everett WIC office on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Parenting Support Program: “Mornings with Mom”- for any mother and her children of any age. This free program is held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. The program includes a two-hour playgroup. Lunch is included for both parents and children. Please contact Madlyna Jonassaint at 781-338-7570 for additional information.

Farmer’s Market: This program is offered in the summer only. Farmer’s Market coupons are provided and can be used to purchase fresh picked vegetables and fruits grown and sold by local farmers at approved farmer’s markets. A list of approved Farmer’s Markets may be obtained at all of the WIC offices.

Mobile Food Market Each month since August 2012, the HHS North Suburban WIC Program has partnered with the Greater Boston Food Bank to provide fresh, perishable food items to those in need. Every 2nd Saturday of the month the Mobile Food Market is held at the Malden WIC Office at 239 Commercial St. from 1 to 2 p.m. The event is set up in a "farmer's market" type of distribution where people can choose from an array of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, bread, milk, yogurt and hummus, etc. 

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“Mothers Helping Mothers” free Clothing Store provides gently used maternity clothes, baby clothes and children’s clothes from 2-6T, and other baby essentials such as bathtubs, swings and blankets.  Prenatal Mothers should register for the “New Baby Wish List”.  Visits are by appointment only; please call 781-338-7579 to schedule an appointment.

Family Support Coordinator Program: Our family support coordinator helps WIC families coordinate services such as: SWAP, child-care, ESL, Mass Health and fuel assistance. Please call 781-338-7570 for assistance.

Local Vendor List:  A local list of vendors is available at every WIC site. 

News & Events

  $1.45 million improvement project to enhance comfort and convenience for birthing families...

 

Not to be missed...  

 
Enhanced Creative Coping:
A new mom's group
Medford Family  Network
Monday, April 23-June 18

VNA and Hospice
Comedy Show FUNdraiser!
Giggles Comedy Club, Saugus, MA
Wednesday, April 25

Taste of Spring
Subaru of Wakefield
Thursday, May 10
 
10th Annual Christine
Cameron Symposium

MHA Conference Center
Burlington, MA
Friday, May 18
 

Melrose-Wakefield Hospital 
Golf Invitational

Kernwood Country Club, Salem, MA
Monday, June 25

 

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