Polk County Child Services (Florida)

Polk County Child, Youth, and Family Services is a government agency at the FL State, Polk County, or local level that provides a range of services to assist children, youth, and families. Child, Youth, and Family Services Offices offer early childhood services, including childcare support, family nutrition programs, and support for children with developmental delays. These offices may also run programs to end youth homelessness, prevent adolescent pregnancy, and prevent violence against children and youth in Polk County. Some Child, Youth, and Family Services programs also manage Polk County foster care and adoption services.

Lakeland Child Support & Social Service Office Lakeland FL 115 South Missouri Avenue 33815 800-622-5437

Polk County Juvenile Justice is a division of the legal system at the Florida State, Polk County, or local level that focuses on youthful offenders. The Juvenile Justice System incorporates a number of government agencies, including Polk County Courts, law enforcement, corrections, and social services. Juvenile Justice Centers offer rehabilitation services, detain youth awaiting formal processing in Polk County detention centers, and provide education, counseling, and other services to youth. Juvenile Justice Centers also offer reentry services for youth who have been released from a juvenile correction facility.

Bartow Florida Juvenile Justice Bartow FL 1090 U.s. 17 33830 863-519-3655

A Polk County WIC Office is a local branch of the Federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Polk County WIC programs provide nutrition assistance for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance. In addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits, including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help obtaining other Florida social services.

Haines City WIC Office Haines FL 1700 Baker Avenue East 33844 863-419-3250

Polk County Health Department WIC Office Auburndale FL 1805 Hobbs Road 33823 863-965-5400

Polk County Health Department WIC Office Lake Wales FL 305 West Central Avenue 33853 863-678-4144