Polk County Community, Family & Youth Services

About CFYS

The Department of Community, Family & Youth Services manages and provides a variety of direct and purchased services for families and individuals in all age groups.

For a complete list of Community, Family & Youth Services programs please visit our services page.

Direct and Purchased Services Include:

  • Activity centers and congregate dining for all senior citizens
  • Transportation assistance
  • Home delivered meals and home care aide for eligible citizens over 60 or persons with disabilities
  • General assistance and supplemental foods to assist eligible county residents in meeting basic and special needs
  • Property tax suspension for qualified senior citizens and persons with disabilities
  • Assistance for victims of violent crime and domestic abuse
  • Special services for at-risk and frail elderly
  • Case management, education, employment and family support services for qualified public assistance recipients
  • Crisis intervention, counseling & support for crime victims
  • Volunteer opportunities

Eligibility criteria differ for each program.

Call the specific division for more information. Contact information for our divisions is available on our contacts page.


Contact Us

Community & Family Division
Polk County River Place
2309 Euclid Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310
515-286-3434

Youth Services Division
Juvenile Detention 515-286-3344
Centralized Intake 515-286-3350
1548 Hull Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316