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Assistance Programs

Burial Cremation Program

The Burial Cremation Program insures that every eligible resident of Polk County, without adequate resources, will receive a simple but dignified burial or cremation.

Diabetes Nutrition Education

Diabetes nutrition education classes are available through a partnership with UF/IFAS Extension Polk County. Check under events for class dates.

Mobile Unit

Polk HealthCare Plan mobile unit has referral information and materials to direct you to any number of clinics and partner programs.

Emergency Food & Shelter Program

Polk County supports and manages FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter program, which assists qualifying county residents who have a recent loss of income or experienced an unexpected expense, with short-term financial assistance for shelter and utilities, in an effort to meet the their basic needs.