The Marion County WIC program is proud to share resources with the community that are educational and intended to help families ensure quality of care. For more information, please click on the links provided and it will take you directly to the programs website. For questions or concerns, please feel free to call Marion County WIC at (503) 588-5057 or text "Marion" to 20121.
2-1-1: A contact center that connects Oregon families with referrals to basic needs programs such as food, shelter, health care, and more.
9-8-8: Resources for strengthening suicide prevention and mental health crisis services.
Breastmilk: Information about why breastfeeding matters and who to contact for resources.
Salem Health - Family Birthing Center Breastfeeding Support Group: Educational information to families during pregnancy, what to expect during child birth, and post-partum.
La Leche League International: Provides mother-to-mother support to promote better understanding of breastfeeding to ensure healthy development of baby and mother.
Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking
Center for Hope and Safety: Offers safe refuge and support for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking.
Marion County Victim Assistance: Provides services to victims of child abuse, stalking, elder abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, and homicide.
Early Childhood Education
Family Building Blocks: Early Head Start, COPE Classes, Parent & Family Opportunities, Child Care, Core Classes,
Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action: Head Start, Early Head Start, and Child Care Partnership
Salem-Keizer Head Start: Head Start and Early Head Start
Oregon Child Development Coalition: Migrant, Seasonal, and Early Head Start, Oregon Pre-Kindergarten, Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting, Wrap Around Childcare, and Preschool Promise.
Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub: Connecting and supporting families with Early Learning, Literacy, and parent education.
Financial Assistance Programs
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): Monthly cash assistance payments to low-income families with children, as well as a wide range of services.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) : Provides federally funded assistance to reduce the costs associated with home energy bills, energy crises, weatherization, and minor energy-related home repairs.
Marion Polk Food Share: A searchable list of local food pantries (food boxes) and community meal locations.
SNAP: Federally funded program that provides monthly food benefits for families.
Grab and GO Meals for Kids: Packed meals that can be picked up for any child or teen 1-18 years old, and anyone with special needs 21 years old or younger. Active holiday and summer breaks.
Affordable Connectivity Program: The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.
Kroc Center: The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center is pleased to provide a scholarship program to help provide access to The Kroc Center.
Boys and Girls Club of America: Offers after school programs to elementary and high school students.
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): Public health nutrition service that connects families with nutrition education and healthy foods needed during pregnancy and childhood.
Breast Feeding Resources
Resources and Referrals