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  • Welcome to the Family & Community Outreach Department!

    We are excited that you have visited our site. Our department offers many services to the people of Polk County. Please visit the links below for more information on each program within Family & Community Outreach:


  • If your family is in need of assistance for a holiday meal and a gift item for your children, please see below.

    Dallas residents (food basket & gift)

    Monmouth/Independence residents (food basket & gift)

    Salem/Keizer residents (food basket & gift)

    Dallas/Falls City/Perrydale/Rickreall/or in Dallas School District (food box that has enough food for the holiday meal and beyond. The box also includes books for the children, gifts for senior citizens and if donated, toys for children.)

  • 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. This program focuses on strong community partnerships to reduce the burden of chronic disease through policy development that promotes physical activity and balanced nutrition for Polk County residents.

    Living Healthy Workshop Schedule  
    September - November 2014

  • Many agencies are coming together in one spot to better serve families in Polk County.
    You will find the following services and programs at the Academy Building in one location,
    Family & Community Outreach, Suite 220:

  • Polk County offers three Cover Oregon Outreach Specialists that can help find a health insurance plan that is best for you. You can meet with one of our Outreach Specialists at a location listed below. Each specialist will provide information and enrollment services to anyone in Polk County who is uninsured or under insured. 

  • What is Service Integration?

    The purpose of the Service Integration program is to facilitate collaboration among community partners to provide coordinated resources and inform