Polk County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Polk County Florida social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.


A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Lakeland Service Center Food Stamp Office 200 North Kentucky Avenue Lakeland FL 33801 866-762-2237


A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Lake Wales Housing Authority 10 West Sessoms Avenue Lake Wales FL 33853 863-676-7795

Lakeland Housing Authority 430 Hartsell Avenue Lakeland FL 33815 863-687-2911

Mulberry Housing Authority 200 Northwest 3rd Avenue Mulberry FL 33860 863-425-1433

Winter Haven Housing Authority 2653 Avenue C Southwest Winter Haven FL 33880 863-291-0266


A Social Security Office is a local branch of the federal Social Security Administration, which provides financial support to elderly people, surviving family members, and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide services including stipends to retired workers as well as low-income individuals and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide assistance in enrolling for Social Security benefits, receiving Social Security benefits, and planning for retirement needs.

Lakeland Social Security Office 550 Commerce Drive Lakeland FL 33813


A WIC Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that provides support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental food program, and in addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help getting other social services. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance.

Haines City WIC Office 1700 Baker Avenue East Haines FL 33844 863-419-3250

Polk County Health Department WIC Office 1805 Hobbs Road Auburndale FL 33823 863-965-5400

Polk County Health Department WIC Office 305 West Central Avenue Lake Wales FL 33853 863-678-4144