WIC Activates Disaster Procedures to Help Flood Victims

Post Date:09/01/2017 12:09 PM

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. 

If you are interested in signing up for WIC or are a current client in need of benefits. Contact the Galveston County Health District Texas City WIC clinic at 409-949-3471.

Note: The GCHD Dickinson WIC clinic is closed indefinitely due to Harvey flooding. Clients are encouraged to use the Texas City WIC clinic. We've extended hours as follows:

  • Texas City WIC Clinic: 9850-B Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City
    • Friday, September 1: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 2: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Galveston WIC Clinic: 4700 Broadway, Galveston
    • Friday, September 1: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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