Welcome to Family & Community Outreach

What is Service Integration? The purpose of the Service Integration program is to facilitate collaboration among community partners to provide coordinated resources and inform
Offering medical, dental, & behavioral health services to the Central School District and broader community. Central Health and Wellness Center Website CHWC Brochure CHWC Brochure (En Español)  
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  Mid-Valley Parenting exists as a hub where community partners support families through parenting education and resources accessible in all areas of Polk County.
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The Drug, Alcohol, and Problem Gambling Prevention Coordinator is housed through the Polk County Family & Community Outreach Department. The program seeks to address the issues related to alcohol and other drug use and problem gambling, end the use, misuse, and abuse of these substances and activities. Using three main strategies, we collaboratively plan programs throughout Polk County and engage with youth, parents, and the community. Our three current focus areas are: Positive Youth Leadership and Advocacy Community Outreach and Engagement Supporting Policy Development   Connect with us on Facebook        
The vision of Healthy Communities is that all people live, work, play, and learn in an environment that supports health and optimal quality of life.

Family & Community Outreach offers many services to the people of Polk County. Please visit the links below for more information on the programs in our department and other services offered in suite 220:

Mid-Valley Parenting
School Based Mental Health
Service Integration
Prevention Services

Also located in suite 220:

Polk County Resource Center
Office hours: M - F  9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The MWVCAA Polk County Resource Center aims to increase self-sufficiency for families by providing emergency energy and rent assistance to residents of Polk County (excluding West Salem). Applicants must have shut-off notices, eviction notices, and/or need help with first month’s rent if they are homeless or in a crisis situation.  To be eligible, families need to be low-income and show they will be self-sufficient moving forward by providing proof of income, as well as proof of the crisis causing the need for assistance.

The Salvation Army - Polk County Social Services Office
Office hours: T & Th  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The heart of The Salvation Army’s services is to reach out and meet people at their point of need, giving them help for today and hope for tomorrow. Individuals who need financial assistance for rent, utilities, medicine, transportation, or other essential needs are encouraged to call us or visit the office during our hours of operation. The Salvation Army of Polk County is involved in regional assistance projects in the Polk County area such as the Tools for School supply drive in Falls City and the Dallas Adopt-a-Family Program.  

Office hours: T - F  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
HALO is a work readiness organization. We provide free training, education, guidance, and mentoring opportunities to emerging leaders (ages 16-21) who demonstrate motivation, but lack necessary resources. ​Our purpose is to strengthen the local workforce and promote economic growth in our rural community. We enroll and serve 120 Polk County youth per year. Active participants with HALO can utilize our services up to three years.

Child Care Resource & Referral
Office hours: W  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Child Care Resource & Referral, a Program of Community Action, promotes quality child care services by partnering with the community, to offer education, referrals and support for families, businesses, and child care professionals in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties.  

Family Building Blocks (located down hallway in suite 210)
Office hours: M - Th  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (can vary)
We serve families with infants and young children who are struggling with difficult life circumstances. Our goal is to provide early intervention that builds successful and resilient children, strengthens parents, and preserves families through an array of comprehensive and integrated early childhood and therapeutic family support services.

Other Community Resources
Clothing Resources, Food Resources, Dental Van Information, Homeless Shelters