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Family Strides, Inc.

Our Mission:

A community based program providing comprehensive services to enhance opportunities for families to grow and develop through ongoing education support.

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Our Programs at a Glance?

A Center for Growth and Support

WIC (Women Infants and Children)

Nutrition is just the beginning.

Healthy Pregnancy

WIC helps give your baby a healthy start. Through prenatal education and healthy foods, WIC can help you feed your baby long before delivery. Come to WIC as soon as you know you’re pregnant – you can receive WIC benefits even before you have your first prenatal appointment!

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding may be natural and healthy for both mom and child, but it is not always easy. WIC’s breastfeeding support helps you face this challenging time with breastfeeding counselors, classes and peer support. WIC also provides referrals and breast pumps for moms in need.

Nutrition Education

When it comes to keeping children healthy, often it’s up to mom, her shopping list, and her imagination in the kitchen. With Nutritionists on hand, WIC helps the whole family eat better. Nutrition education is offered at all appointments.

Healthy Food

At WIC, you learn what to eat while pregnant or breastfeeding, and what to feed your growing kids. You also get WIC benefits that can be used at grocery stores to help provide the right foods for your family; milk, cheese, cereal, peanut butter, dried peas, beans and juice.

Health Screenings

WIC will monitor your children’s height, weight, and iron so that you can be sure they are growing strong. Nutrition education is offered at all appointments. Referrals to other healthcare facilities or programs that are beneficial to WIC participants.

Referrals

The WIC program goes beyond providing families with food, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support. WIC serves as a gateway to healthcare and connects families to the resources they need. Referrals to other healthcare facilities that are beneficial to WIC participants.

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Torrington WIC Program Store List

Please find a list of Torrington stores that participate in the CT WIC program.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as the WIC Program, provides healthcare referrals, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and supplemental foods.

Click here to access the Connecticut WIC Program Website; www.ct.gov/dph/wic