Although the federal government shutdown has been announced, the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, will remain in operation in Missouri. Johnson County Community Health Services WIC program has been notified that there is sufficient funding to continue Missouri WIC operations in the event of a federal government shutdown.
Johnson County Community Health Services WIC program will continue to hold appointments with participants, and authorized WIC retailers are still able to accept WIC checks until further notice.
WIC is a temporary support program that in accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
More in information is available on the Johnson County Community Health Services web site at www.johnsoncountyhealth.org or check us out on Facebook under Johnson County Community Health Services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.