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.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Teen dating violence can be prevented when teens, families and organizations work together to implement effective prevention strategies. Click here to learn how to help prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships.

Become a Foster Parent


If you have the desire to nurture a child who needs a safe place to live, then you're ready to consider becoming a foster parent. Please follow this link for Wisconsin foster parent information. Foster parents keep children connected and promote a sense of normalcy while they are in foster care.


  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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