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ARAB AMERICAN AND CHALDEAN COUNCIL - JOY

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(313) 369-4730

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8655 Greenfield Rd., Detroit, MI 48228

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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.

helpful tips
Red brick building with green roof, located between State of Michigan DHS and FIA Wayne County. Offices have Arabic and bilingual Speaking Staff.
Call for an appointment.
hours
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
services provided
WIC
Breastfeeding Support

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