Farm Family Wellness Alliance
When you feel better, you farm better.
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, 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.
In August 2021, the program expanded its service area to include all farm families in Illinois. The Farm Family Wellness Alliance now provides access to mental health and other wellness services in both states, with the goal of continuing to expand to more states. All services are pre-paid and available to all generations within a farm family.
About the Alliance
Farm Foundation obtained funding to create a program that provides farm families with access to confidential, pre-paid, ongoing behavioral health services, including wellness coaching and counseling.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach was an essential partner in launching the program and creating awareness about these new services in Iowa.
Coaching and counseling are provided through Personal Assistance Services, an organization with a long history of helping people through various life needs and events, and is free of charge to Iowa farm families.