Polk County Decategorization


To promote a cooperative and collaborative process that strives to provide and support an efficient and effective continuum of service delivery to Polk County children and families involved in, or at risk of being involved in, the child welfare and/or juvenile justice system.

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Health Department and community partners recognize Iowa Heat Awareness Day


(Des Moines, IA) – The Polk County Health Department, the National Weather Service, Animal Rescue League of Iowa, The Salvation Army and Polk County Emergency Management are recognizing Thursday, June 8, 2017 as Iowa Heat Awareness Day. Each summer, children and animals die or are hospitalized from being left unattended in a hot car.
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Community Event Funding Request Forms Now Available!


Polk Decat is pleased to once again offer the opportunity for local agencies, organizations, associations, and human services programs to apply for Community Event Funding! Up to $500 (per fiscal year) can be requested by a group to help support free events which strengthen families & protect children.
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