Community Support Services

As part of our mission to create healthier communities, CHI Franciscan Health offers support services to underserved or uninsured women and children throughout the Puget Sound area.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

Our WIC Program is designed to provide supplemental nutritional support for low-income pregnant women and families. At our clinics, we provide:

  • Health and nutrition education
  • Prenatal and breastfeeding support
  • Breastfeeding peer counselor support
  • Preventive health care and referrals
  • Referrals for community resources for health and nutrition
  • $40 – $50 worth of nutritious food each month, including milk, eggs, cheese, cereals, juice, peanut butter and infant formula
  • Checks for fruit and vegetables at summertime Farmers Markets in the area
  • Growth monitoring and measurements

Our WIC Program also offers a special Balance After Birth support group for women who may be struggling with postpartum depression. This class is currently only offered at our Lakewood office. Download the PDF to learn more.

CHI Franciscan provides these services at no cost for:

  • Low-income pregnant or postpartum (after birth) women (regardless of feeding preference)
  • Infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk

Find community health support and services

If you’re pregnant or have a child under age 5, you may be eligible, as income guidelines are very generous and include working families on a tight budget, unemployed families and families on public assistance or medical coupons.

For more information about our programs and eligibility, call or visit one of our clinics or review the eligibility requirements online:

Harrison WIC
21 Northeast Romance Hill, Suite 105, Belfair
Phone: 360-275-8340
Fax: 360-275-6327

St. Clare WIC
11216 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood
Phone: 253-588-9597
Fax: 253-589-9450

121 South 132nd St., Parkland
Phone: 253-531-2460
Fax: 253-531-2370

Highline WIC
13030 Military Road South, #108
Tukwila, WA 98168
Phone: 206-242-0885
Fax: 206-242-8558

Maternity Support Services (MSS)

In collaboration with Step by Step, a local community agency, CHI Franciscan helps women in need, during pregnancy and the weeks following childbirth. Step by Step services include:

  • Counseling
  • Education on family planning, nutrition and more
  • Financial assistance
  • Housing
  • Referrals for health care and community resources
  • Fun community events for you and your family