Supplemental Food Program for Woman, Infants and Children (WIC)

Provides vouchers to purchase nutritionally appropriate foods and nutrition education to pregnant and post-partum women and children under age five. Who Qualifies? Pregnant women Mothers with babies under 6 months old Mothers who are breastfeeding Babies Children under age 5 who are at nutritional risk Fathers, grandparents and foster parents can also apply for WIC for children in their care Citizen …

Child Care Assistance Program

The Child Care Assistance Program, CCAP, pays for all or part of costs of child care for children under the age of 13. Who Qualifies? Families with income less than 180% of the federal poverty level (FPL) in which parent/caretaker relative is working at least 20 hours a week. Once a family is receiving CCAP services, they can continue to participate …

Head Start and Early Head Start

Head Start and Early Head Start are federally funded programs designed to improve the school readiness of children in low-income families. Children receive comprehensive services that provide for the education, health and emotional growth of the child. •  Head Start serves low-income children and their families in the two years prior to kindergarten entry. •  Early Head Start serves low-income …

RIte Care/RIte Share

Health Insurance for Families and Pregnant Women (RIte Care/RIte Share and Affordable Coverage Through Health Source RI) Families and pregnant women can enroll in health insurance coverage using an on-line application through HealthSource RI healthyrhode.ri.gov. For families with low income, all family members may be eligible for RIte Care/Rite Share (Medicaid). For families with moderate income, children may be eligible for RIte …