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Shaneal Allen
Program Manager

Phone: (863) 534-5257
Toll Free: (800) 780-5346


Street Address:
2135 Marshall Edwards Drive
Bartow, FL 33830

Office Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Northeast Government Center
200 Government Center Blvd.
Bartow, FL 33830

Office Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A strong family foundation helps create a stronger, better community. Healthy Families Polk is here to support that foundation.

What is Healthy Families Polk?

Being a parent is an important and sometimes difficult job. We offer tools to make the job easier. We want families to have the support they need to reach their goals and build a bright future for their children.

Healthy Families is a free, voluntary, home visitation program designed to promote and enhance the healthy development of children and families. The program (parenting classes, parenting programs) promotes positive parenting and works to reduce negative childhood outcomes, including abuse and neglect.

The program offers outreach services designed to build trusting relationships, promote positive parenting, enhance maternal-infant bonding and attachment, enhance the child’s physical, emotional and educational development, and enhance parent-child interaction. Assistance also is provided to participating families in the use of available community services and resources.

Healthy Families offers positive parenting classes for parents, expectant parents and caregivers.


Healthy Families Polk offers a variety of services to the community and to participants.

Donations are accepted. Items needed include:

For more information or additional ways you can help, please contact our office at (863) 534-5344.