Iowa Farm Family Wellness Alliance
Farming is one of the toughest and most rewarding jobs on the planet—and its ups and downs can affect the whole family. Following the challenges presented by the derecho storm of August 2020, Farm Foundation and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, along with other supporters, have formed the Iowa Farm Family Wellness Alliance to bring Iowa families even more resources for free, confidential support from skilled professionals who can help with a wide range of life events.
The Iowa Farm Family Wellness Alliance builds upon the assistance Iowa State Extension and Outreach has provided for 35 years by making a broader suite of solutions available to farm families in many of the areas hit hardest by the derecho. No appointments. No time off work or school. Just the help you need, when you need it.
New for Winter 2020/Spring 2021: Personal Assistance Services
Available initially to farm families in select Iowa counties, the Iowa Farm Family Wellness Alliance is pleased to provide pre-paid, ongoing wellness coaching and counseling services through PAS, a trusted provider with experience helping thousands of people address challenges and strengthen resilience. Farm Foundation obtained funding to create a partnership to make these services available to farm families free of charge.
Access services and resources via phone, text, live chat, video or app—whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. Get in touch and get started 24/7: 1-833-999-FARM (3276).
PAS provides confidential services from professionals who can help farm families address life’s questions. Specializing in ongoing coaching and counseling, PAS professionals include:
- Master’s level licensed counselors
- Registered & licensed dietitians
- Elder & child care specialists
- Certified child development & parenting professionals
- Health & fitness coaches
- Tobacco cessation coaches
- Organization & time management specialists
- Career & retirement coaches
- Life coaches
- Attorneys & certified financial counselors
Get access to mobile apps for ongoing, on-the-go resources and support, plus downloadable resources, financial tools, legal forms and more through the PAS website. Call 1-833-999-FARM (3276) for access to these resources.
A Trusted Resource Since 1985: Iowa Concern
A resource of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Concern has served Iowa farm families since 1985. Today, Iowa Concern is available to all Iowans in need of education and referral services related to stress, financial concerns, legal rights, and disaster recovery. Phone support is available all hours, all days: 1-800-447-1985. Live chat, text, and email messages are answered 8am-8pm, Monday through Friday.
PAS services are available free of charge to farm families in the following counties initially: Benton, Boone, Cedar, Clarke, Clinton, Dallas, Greene, Hardin, Iowa, Jasper, Johnson, Linn, Marshall, Muscatine, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story, Tama, Washington. Iowa Concern is available to all Iowans, regardless of location.