Welcome to Polk County, Wisconsin            Department of Children and Families website!

The Department of Children and Families is responsible for safety of children and families in Polk County. It is responsible for child abuse and neglect prevention, protective, foster care and adoptive programs. DCFS strives to better the well being of individuals who come from unfortunate situations. Please explore our website to learn more about the services we offer or connect to a program that could be of help.

Polk County Food Shelves


Food shelves are one of the important ways to ensure all residents of Polk County have steady access to food, especially during the holiday season, regardless of their circumstances. Please follow this link for a listing of food shelves in our area.


  2019-20 WHEAP Assistance

         October 1 - May 15

The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations. Please click here for more information and the 2019-2020 income guidelines.


Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closed on Holidays



Polk County Children and Families Department

100 Polk County Plaza

Ste 180

Balsam Lake WI 54810


Phone: 715-485-8400

FAX:      715-485-8490



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