Farm Family Wellness Alliance Expands to Illinois

Illinois farm families can now access free mental health and wellness services

[OAK BROOK, Ill.]—Farm Foundation, an accelerator of practical solutions for agriculture, announces that its Farm Family Wellness Alliance program, launched last year in Iowa, is expanding its service area to include all farm families in Illinois.

“We are grateful to the partners, including Iowa State University, who collaborated with us to launch this program in Iowa in 2020,” said Shari Rogge-Fidler, Farm Foundation President and CEO. “Farmer health continues to be one of our strategic priorities at Farm Foundation, and our goal has always been to expand access to more families in more states as we work to continue to scale this program. Now, we are thrilled to make free, confidential mental health and other wellness services to all farm families in Illinois in addition to Iowa.”

Professional coaching and counseling will continue to be provided through Personal Assistance Services, which will now deliver its wide range of services directly to farm families in Iowa and Illinois. All services are pre-paid through funding obtained by Farm Foundation, meaning that all generations within a farm family may access one-on-one coaching and counseling at no cost to them. Services include ongoing counseling sessions to help manage anxiety, depression, stress, substance use, as well as resources to help with a variety of life needs such as health and nutrition management, organization and time management career and retirement planning, childcare and elder care and much more.

Services are available conveniently via phone, text, live chat or app. Farm families in Iowa and Illinois may call 1-833-999-FARM (3276) or visit to learn more and access the full range of pre-paid, confidential services from PAS.

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