The mission of the Division of WIC Services in the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health is to provide leadership to assure the health and well being of women, infants and children.
WIC impacts the health of mothers and children in the medically needy population. Optimal nutritional status during pregnancy and early childhood provides the best chance for the future of South Carolinians.
WIC is a Special Supplemental Food Program established by Congress in 1972, and federally funded through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to assist states in safeguarding the health and nutritional well-being of our low income women, infants, and children during critical growth periods. The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has been designated to administer the program in South Carolina.
Civil Rights Statement
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.