Polk County Welfare

Search for Polk County IA county welfare services. A county welfare search can provide information on nutrition assistance, SNAP benefits, WIC benefits, food services, government benefits, food assistance benefits, apply for benefits, Social Security benefits, retirement benefits, safety net programs, assistance programs, TANF benefits, Medicaid benefits, housing services, substance abuse services, energy assistance, mental health services, emergency assistance, low-income assistance, childcare subsidy programs, and welfare services.


Polk County WIC Offices provide access to the Women, Infants, and Children nutritional program in Polk County Iowa. Polk County WIC Offices process applications to join the Polk County welfare program, provide nutrition education, and administer food services to eligible people. Pregnant and recently pregnant women, infants, and young children are eligible for the program if they meet income requirements and are at nutrition risk. Polk County WIC Offices determine eligibility for benefits and accept applications, and they may conduct assessments for determining nutrition risk. WIC Office services may be available through their website.

Des Moines WIC Office Des Moines IA 2300 Euclid Avenue 50310 515-282-5800


A Polk County Social Security Office is a local branch of the federal Social Security Administration in Polk County Iowa. Polk County Social Security Offices issue Social Security cards, estimate retirement benefit payments, and help people determine their eligibility for benefits. They also process applications for retirement benefits and SSI benefits. These Polk County public records contain personal information, details on an individual's work history, their government benefits, and survivor benefits. Social Security Offices in Polk County provide information about a range of services offered by Social Security, which may be available through their website.

Des Moines Social Security Office Des Moines IA 455 Southwest 5th Street 50309


The Polk County Social Services Department provides a range of health and human services and programs in Polk County Iowa. They often administer safety net programs, provide basic necessities, and protect children, the elderly, and dependent or vulnerable adults. Polk County Social Services may administer assistance programs such as SNAP or TANF, as well as Medicare or Medicaid and any state health programs for low-income uninsured or underinsured groups. They may also provide Polk County housing services, substance abuse and addiction services, energy assistance, and mental health services. Social Service Departments in Polk County provide online access to many of their services and programs.

Iowa State Social Service Department Des Moines IA 1900 Carpenter Avenue 50314 515-286-3555

Iowa State Social Service Department Des Moines IA 100 Army Post Road 50315 515-725-1004


A Polk County Child, Youth, and Family Services Office provides programs and services to assist children, youth, and families in Polk County Iowa. This can include protective services, emergency assistance, and income support programs. Polk County Child, Youth, and Family Services Departments may offer job training, education assistance, and childcare subsidy programs. They may also be responsible for children's welfare services, such as adoption and foster care, as well as regulating and licensing Polk County child daycare providers. They may be responsible for enforcing Polk County child support payments and investigating child abuse, domestic abuse, and elderly or adult abuse. The Child, Youth, and Family Services Office may provide access to services on its website.

Pleasant Hill Youth Center Pleasant Hill IA 5160 Maple Drive 50327 515-262-1151

Polk County Youth Services Des Moines IA 1548 Hull Avenue 50316 515-286-3221


Polk County Food Stamp Offices administer the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a form of nutrition assistance provided to income-eligible households in Polk County Iowa. Local Polk County Food Stamp Offices can process applications for SNAP benefits, help determine eligibility for the program, and provide nutritional education. They also help administer monthly benefits, distribute food assistance benefits, and accept applications from individuals and Polk County households. Food Stamp Offices in Polk County may also monitor compliance with SNAP rules. Food Stamp Offices provide access to information and services on their websites.

Polk County Department of Human Services Carpenter Food Stamp Office Des Moines IA 1900 Carpenter Avenue 50314 515-286-3555

Polk County Department of Human Services River Place Food Stamp Office Des Moines IA 2309 Euclid Avenue 50310 515-725-2600