WIC activates disaster procedures to aid flood victims

In Brazoria County, Manvel, Pearland by Reporter NewsLeave a Comment

The Texas Women, Infants, and Children program is implementing special procedures in the wake of the unprecedented flooding due to Hurricane Harvey.

The special procedures will allow people to easily enroll and receive food and infant formula benefits, breastfeeding support, and referrals for shelter and other resources. Disaster victims will be asked to sign a self-declaration form declaring their need for WIC benefits due to Hurricane Harvey.

WIC benefits are available for:
Pregnant women
Women who’ve recently had a child
Infants and children under five
Anyone with custody or guardianship of infants and children under five

Current Clients Lost Card or Benefits
If WIC clients have evacuated and left behind their WIC card, food or formula benefits, they can be replaced by going to an open WIC clinic.

Brazoria County WIC offices in Angleton, Clute, Alvin and Pearland will re-open at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The WIC clinic in Brazoria is closed until further notice because of the evacuation order, which includes the city of Brazoria.

Anyone interested in signing up for WIC or any current WIC client in need of benefits may contact Brazoria County WIC at 979-864-1576, 979-388-1576 or 281-756-1576 beginning Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM.

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