ACC (ARAB AMERICAN AND CHALDEAN COUNCIL) - DETROIT HEADQUARTERS

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(313) 369-4730

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111 W. Seven Mile Rd., Detroit, 48203

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programadvocates@myacc.org

Eligibility:

The WIC program serves low-income, nutritionally at risk:

  • Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends).
  • Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s 1st birthday)
  • Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends)
  • Infants (up to 1st birthday).
  • Children up to their 5th birthday.

Description:

Program services provide:

  • A minimum of 4 nutrition education encounters offered each year for each WIC client in the family
  • Nutrition counseling sessions, given by a Registered Dietitian for all clients determined to be at “High-Risk” by the WIC Nutrition Specialist.
  • Nutritious foods offered on a WIC EBT Card
  • Breastfeeding support to all women, including free manual breast pumps, electric pumps available for free to working/moms attending school if exclusively breastfeeding and on loan and at discounted price.
  • Iron-fortified infant formula for clients up to the infants first birthday
  • Special infant and child formulas, if after an assessment by a WIC Nutrition Specialist or Registered Dietitian shows a nutritional need
  • Hemoglobin testing on our pregnant, postpartum and children clients, along with education on how to increase low hemoglobin with nutrition.
  • Lead poisoning education to parents/caregivers
  • Referrals to other health and social service programs
  • The ACC WIC Program has continued to offer clients the opportunity to register to vote

ACC has one Breastfeeding Specialist on staff and three other Breastfeeding Specialists located in their 6 WIC clinics. In addition to our Breastfeeding Specialist staff, ACC WIC currently has three Certified Lactation Specialists and a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) on staff.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Helpful Tips: Offices have Arabic & Bilingual Speaking Staff. Call for an appointment.

Services Provided: WIC, Breastfeeding Support

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