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Can Men, Foster Parents, and Grandparents participate in WIC?


WIC welcomes all family types. WIC recognizes the important role that fathers, grandparents, step-parents, foster parents and other guardians play in caring for kids. Fathers and other caregivers of kids under 5 are encouraged to enroll and bring kids to appointments, attend nutrition classes, pick up and use WIC checks in grocery stores.

Dads may find the following links interesting:
www.newdads.com Filled with practical advice for dads. It's especially useful for first-time dads.
www.fathers.com National Center for Fathering
www.cyfc.umn.edu/Fathernet/ftf.htm/ FatherNet produces information on the importance of fathers, fathering and how fathers can be good parents and parent educators.
www.fathersnetwork.org/ Information and support for fathers raising children with special health care needs and developmental disabilities.

Foster Parents may find the following links interesting:
www.fosterclub.com/grownups/index.cfm The club for foster kids and grown-ups.
www.acrf.org Alaska Resource Family Center has information about the services offered by the Alaska Resource Family Center.
www.connectforkids.org/ Connect for Kids is part of a nationwide campaign to help children, this site is one of the best sources for information about foster parenting.
www.fosterparents.com Foster Parent Community includes links to foster parent chat groups, associations and articles about foster care and more.


To address technical problems or make suggestions regarding this site, please email:
wic@alaska.gov

Other contact information:
Family Nutrition Services State of Alaska/DHSS/DPA
Address:

130 Seward St
PO Box 110612
Juneau, AK 99801

Main office:
Fax:

(907) 465-3100
(907) 465-3416

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