Polk County Community, Family & Youth Services

Links

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
  • Minute Menu HX
    Over 40,000 Family Child Care Homes and over 130 Sponsors in over 30 states use Minute Menu to handle all of their Food Program needs in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost than those without Minute Menu.
  • Child Care Info
  • Food Recalls
    The best way for anyone to get email notifications of all food recalls is by signing up for free email updates This is a one-stop shop for U.S. Government recalls. We encourage everyone who needs recall information to sign up today!
Crisis & Advocacy Services (CAS)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • IowaVine System
    The IowaVINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender's custody status changes.  This service is provided to assist victims of crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status. 
 Family Enrichment Center (FEC)
  • Promise Jobs
    PROMISE JOBS, or “Promoting Independence and Self-Sufficiency through Employment,” is Iowa’s welfare reform program. Designed to assist Family Investment Program (FIP) recipients to become self-sufficient, PROMISE JOBS is a participation requirement for most FIP recipients. Participants develop an individualized Family Investment Agreement (FIA) that outlines what steps they will take to leave public assistance. Persons who fail to participate or comply with their FIA are considered to have chosen a Limited Benefit Plan (LBP), and lose their FIP benefits.
  • Iowa FADSS.org
    FaDSS is a supportive service to assist Family Investment Program (FIP) families with significant or multiple barriers reach self-sufficiency.
Senior Services
  • AARP - American Association of Retired Persons AARP is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over in the United States.
  • Administration on Aging - Eldercare Locator The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. This toll-free telephone service puts callers in touch with information about state and area agencies, tribal organizations and private organizations serving the elderly in their own communities or anywhere in the country.
  • Aging Resources of Central Iowa Established in 1973 by an amendment to the Older Americans Act, the Area Agencies on Aging are the largest national program designed exclusively to address the social service and nutritional needs of persons age 60 and over.
  • Medicare Program The federal health insurance program for: people 65 years of age or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure with dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).
  • Senior Health Insurance Information Program SHIIP - Senior Health Insurance Information Program - can help you find answers to the important questions you have on Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, long term care insurance, and other health insurance issues.
  • Social Security Online
  • University of Iowa Center on Aging The University of Iowa Center on Aging is an interdisciplinary center that serves as a state and university-wide resource to address the needs of older Iowans.
Youth Services
  • Juvenile Court Services
    District 5 
    Chief Juvenile Court Officer: Marilyn Lantz
    Polk County River Place
    2309 Euclid Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    Phone: 515-286-3960
  • Heartland Area Education Agency (AEA)
    Heartland AEA's Shelter Care Educational Program (SCEP) serves at-risk students from across Iowa by providing an effective learning environment that meets the students' individual needs. Many of the youth served by SCEP have been placed or referred by the Department of Human Services or Juvenile Court.
  • Heartland Juvenile Services Agency
    To enable juvenile service providers throughout the Heartland region of the United States to join together in mutual efforts to strengthen and improve residential and community-based services for youth and their families through the implementation of best practices.
  • National Partnership for Juvenile Services In 2004, four individual membership organizations serving different disciplines of the juvenile justice continuum formally united under one operational structure. Building on years of experience, knowledge and skill, this union allows the individual organizations to focus on their missions while minimizing duplication of efforts and maximizing the impact of limited resources.
Community Services
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
    Veteran Affairs goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction.
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation
    The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies, which are devoted to inventing medicines that allow patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.
  • Neighborhood Finance Corporation
    NFC provides unique lending programs and related services to facilitate targeted neighborhood revitalization in Polk County, Iowa through partnerships with residents, governments, community-based organizations and the business community.
State of Iowa Services
  • Iowa Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division
    The consumer Protection Division handles consumer complaints and investigates and litigates cases of consumer fraud.
  • Iowa Department of Human Services
    The Mission of the Iowa Department of Human Services is to help individuals and families achieve safe, stable, self-sufficient, and healthy lives, thereby contributing to the economic growth of the state.
  • Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals - Division of Health Facilities
    Health Facilities Division Goal: Protecting the health, safety and welfare of all Iowans who receive care and services from licensed or certified health care providers and suppliers operating in the state.
  • Iowa Program for Assistive Technology
    IPAT's goals are to promote and create systems change in the state with regards to assistive technology (AT) and it's use. IPAT works with consumers and family members, service providers, and state and local agencies/organizations to promote assistive technology through awareness, training, and policy work.
 
 
 

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