Community Support Services

Franciscan offers support services to underserved or uninsured women and children in our community. WIC (Women, Infants and Children) in Washington State include Maternity Support Services (MSS) are available for pregnant women who need prenatal support, preventive-healthcare, nutrition, health education, and community resource referrals. For more information about our programs, please call or visit one of our clinics.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

WIC is a free food and preventive-health program for pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children. Pregnant women, and children under five years of age, may be eligible for WIC services. Income guidelines benefit working families on tight budgets, unemployed families and families on public assistance or medical coupons.

Maternity Support Services (MSS)

In collaboration with Step by Step, a community agency, Franciscan offers community resources, referrals, education, financial assistance, housing, family planning, counseling, nutritional education and more to women in need, both during pregnancy and the weeks following childbirth. For more information, visit www.stepbystepnews.org.

Program locations
Lakewood
11216 Bridgeport Way S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98499
253-588-9597
   Parkland
121 132nd St., S.
Parkland, WA 98447
253-531-2460

More resources

Breastfeeding/lactation support
Childbirth and parenting classes