WIC program to operate during government shutdown in Macomb County

Posted at 8:38 AM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 08:43:33-05

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Women, Infant and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program will continue operating during the partial government shutdown, according to the Macomb County Health Department.

Backup funding to support the program's services will go into effect this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports.

“WIC offices in Macomb County are open for business. Benefits can still be redeemed and stores are still accepting WIC EBT cards,” says Martha Brooks, WIC coordinator for Macomb County. “In addition to the Macomb County Health Department WIC locations, ACCESS and Community First sites are open and operating as well.”

WIC services are provided at five locations throughout Macomb County:

The VerKuilen Building
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 13
Clinton Township, MI 48036
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thompson Community Center (new service location)
11370 Hupp Avenue
Warren, MI 48089
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Southeast Family Resource Center
25401 Harper Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
Tuesday and Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)
4301 E. 14 Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Community First Health Centers
58144 Gratiot Avenue
New Haven, MI 48048
586-749-5173 ext. 232
Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (some exclusions apply)
Tuesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - Noon (3rd Saturday of the month ONLY)

Services are offered by appointment only.