Maternal & CHild health

Caring for mothers & children

Women, Infant and Children's Program (WIC)

WIC Coordinator | (906) 353-4527Staff photo 2019

WIC is a nutritional supplemental and education program for pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children to age 5. WIC also provides breastfeeding promotion and education. WIC is a federally funded program which provides clients with debit cards for monthly food benefits. Participants must be income eligible to qualify.

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
Our Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is a mother in the community with personal breastfeeding experience who is trained to give information and support to new moms. She will mentor, coach, and support you. She can give you basic information about breastfeeding, provide support and ideas on how you can find support and much more. You can even reach our counselor outside of clinic hours and office location. We know breastfeeding questions can happen anytime, anywhere.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  • mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  • fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  • email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Families First

Families First offers families intensive, short-term crisis intervention and family education services in their home for four to six weeks using the Families First of Michigan model. Workers assist families by teaching, modeling and reinforcing parenting. Our tribal Families First program works with the State of Michigan to provide services that are culturally sensitive and appropriate.

Healthy Start - Family Spirit

The Healthy Start – Family Spirit Program is a grant funded program that's focuses include healthy pregnancy, newborn, and families, strengthening family resilience, parenting knowledge and involvement, school readiness, and the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children. These focuses are met through individual and community education.

The Healthy Start component of the program shares visits with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Maternal Infant Health Program (KBIC MIHP) and serves only prenatal parents and children through age 18 months. For eligibility requirements contact Heather Wood at (906) 353-4546.

This program is open to all registered patients of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Department of Health & Human Services (KBIC-DHHS) during pregnancy and 0 – 5 years of age, who reside in Baraga County. When program components reach capacity, enrollment will occur based on greatest need, as determined by a priority system. Clients active in this program may earn incentives, and participate in special events.

Staff photo 2019 in front of map

Ji-nanaandawi'indwaa waa-ondaadiziikejig (Healing for Those Creating Life)

The goal of Ji-nanaandawi'indwaa waa-ondaadiziikejig (Healing for Those Creating Life) care coordinators is to help mothers have a positive experience with pregnancy and parenting roles. This program helps mothers that are closely affected by opioid use disorder, and children with diagnosed neonatal abstinence syndrome. Some of the services a care coordinator will provide include linking services, making referrals, and providing support, assistance, and education.