Polk County Community, Family & Youth Services

Adult Services


Transportation is provided for low-income disabled citizens 18 and older, who are unable to use the city bus for necessary trips. Individuals will be considered for trips to medical appointments, grocery store, and a once per month miscellaneous trip. Income eligible dialysis patients who have no transportation may also apply.

Congregate Meal Site/Senior Center

Transportation is provided to congregate meal sites for those citizens age 60 or older, who can't provide transportation for themselves to the nearest senior center. A once per week grocery shopping trip is provided from many of the senior centers.

Meals On Wheels

This program provides a home delivered lunchtime meal each weekday to those who are homebound, low-income, live alone and are unable to prepare nutritious meals for themselves. Optional frozen meals are available and delivered on Friday for the weekend.

Protective Payee

Financial management and budget counseling services for low-income individuals demonstrating the inability to manage money to meet their basic needs are provided through a contract with Children & Families of Iowa.

To Apply Call: 515-286-3484

A telephone assessment and mandatory home visit is required prior to approval of services.

Contact Us

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

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