Heartland For Children


Community Action & Human Services

About Us


Welcome to Heartland for Children

Heartland for Children is the local not-for-profit agency responsible for redesigning the foster care system in Polk, Hardee and Highlands Counties.


Heartland for Children promotes the preventionof child abuse and oversees the provision of services for children who have been abused and/or neglected.


These services include in-home family strengthening, adoption, case management,foster care and independent living. 


As the local Child Welfare Lead Agency, Heartland for Children is concerned with the safety and well being of all children in our community.


Vision Statement

To eliminate child abuse and neglect in Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties.


  • Adoption
  • Community Services
  • Foster Care
  • Relative and Non-Relative Caregivers
  • providers