Find Polk County Florida child, youth, and family services. Child, youth, and family services provide support in all aspects of child and family welfare, including social services, abuse services, and protection services.
Childrens Advocacy Center 1968 Sebring Parkway Sebring FL 33870 35.8 miles from Polk County 863-402-6845
Orlando Community & Youth Services Department 3401 South Hiawassee Road Orlando FL 32835 40.3 miles from Polk County 407-246-4486
Lake County Childrens Service 1060 Florida 50 Clermont FL 34711 41.1 miles from Polk County 352-241-0041
Great Oaks Village Youth & Family Services Division 1718 East Michigan Street Orlando FL 32806 43.7 miles from Polk County 407-836-7600
Orange County Youth Family Service 1718 East Michigan Street Orlando FL 32806 43.7 miles from Polk County 407-836-7432
Florida Department of Children & Families 5348 Silver Star Road Pine Hills FL 32808 45.6 miles from Polk County 407-578-3151
Hillsborough County Summer Food Program For Children 2410 North Tampa Street Tampa FL 33602 46.9 miles from Polk County 813-276-2092
Orange County Youth Service Department 3657 Maguire Boulevard Orlando FL 32803 47.1 miles from Polk County 407-254-9370
Orange County Youth & Family Services Division 5201 Raymond Street Orlando FL 32803 48.9 miles from Polk County 407-599-1507
Florida Department of Children & Families 6100 Minton Road Palm Bay FL 32907 62.3 miles from Polk County 321-674-1880
Florida Department of Children & Families 1864 17th Street Sarasota FL 34234 66.1 miles from Polk County 941-316-6000
Tuscawilla Youth Center 701 Northeast Sanchez Avenue Ocala FL 34470 89.8 miles from Polk County 352-629-8379
Florida State Health Department Childrens Medical Service 1701 South 23rd Street Fort Pierce FL 34950 89.8 miles from Polk County 772-467-6000
Florida Department of Children & Families 2295 Victoria Avenue Fort Myers FL 33901 91.5 miles from Polk County 239-332-2822
Florida State Health Department Childrens Medical Service 421 South Keech Street Daytona Beach FL 32114 94.9 miles from Polk County 386-238-4980
Cape Coral City Youth Program 4537 Coronado Parkway Cape Coral FL 33904 97.1 miles from Polk County 239-574-0828
Martin Childrens Services Council 101 Southeast Central Parkway Stuart FL 34994 103.2 miles from Polk County 772-288-5758
Belle Glade Youth Services Bureau 2976 Florida 15 Belle Glade FL 33430 105.7 miles from Polk County 561-992-1233
Florida State Health Department Childrens Medical Service 1701 Southwest 16th Avenue Gainesville FL 32608 122.7 miles from Polk County 352-334-1400
Riverside Youth Enrichment Center 10170 Riverside Drive Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410 125.4 miles from Polk County 561-630-1130
Depending on the state and locality, various programs are often available to assist families in paying for childcare services. Eligibility for these programs is often income-based. In some cases, childcare may be guaranteed if the parent is meeting job participation or job training requirements as part of a public assistance program.
Adult abuse is mistreatment, neglect, or financial exploitation of an adult who has a physical or mental impairment that makes them vulnerable. Child, Youth, and Family Services may intervene in situations of adult abuse by providing mental and physical assessments, securing alternative living arrangements, and coordinating with law enforcement.
The process for becoming a foster parent or foster family can be lengthy and complicated. Multiple background checks are required, including FBI and state police criminal background checks and clearance through the state registry for child abuse and neglect. A home study must be completed, interviews of household members conducted and multiple references checked. Foster parents are also required to participate in training prior to fostering and on an ongoing basis.