top of page



Helpful Resources for Foster Parents

There are a lot of great resources available in Polk County for foster families. We want to be your one-stop location to find services that will help you during your foster care journey. If you know of a service we should have listed for foster parents, please contact us through our contact form.


Four Oaks

Four Oaks is the licensing agent for the Department of Human Services. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent, contact Four Oaks today!


Farmers Market


WIC  is a supplemental nutrition program that helps foster families by providing healthy foods, nutrition education, and referrals to other health care agencies.   



Baby with Stethoscope

STAR Center

The STAR Center is a unique community center designed to be child and adolescent friendly and trauma sensitive.  


Other Helpful Websites

  • DHS Childcare Portal: Search for DHS approved childcare providers

  • Families Helping Families: A nonprofit that provides a variety of services to kids in foster care.

  • Bring Love: A nonprofit in Winterset that has a foster care clothing closet

  • RetireGuide: A resource for grandparents raising their grandchildren through a kinship placement.

bottom of page