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Community Resource Directory
June 9, 2017

The updated 2017 version of the Greene County Community Resource Directory is now available, providing a one-stop place to help you find where to turn. Click the headline to learn more!

June 8, 2017

Life is not about money – but how you deal with money has a huge impact on your quality of life, your family’s life, and the life of your community.  ISU Extension & Outreach – Greene County presents Your Money, Your Future, a program to help participants get more for their money and save money for their financial goals. For more information, click on the headline.

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May 16, 2017

Looking for something to keep your kids busy this summer? If they are entering grades 5-8 this fall, STEAM may be for them! Registration is open for Full STEAM Ahead through ISU Extension & Outreach Greene County. There are four STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) Clubs to choose from and the program is offered free through a grant from the Iowa Department of Human Services. Click on the headline for more information!

March 23, 2017

Being physically fit, eating nutritious foods and getting enough rest are important, but not enough to make people truly satisfied with life. Purpose is the number one factor in living a fulfilled life, says Kristi Cooper, human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. For more information, click on the headline.

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January 11, 2017

Greene County Extension is partnering with local business to hold two new camps for youth in Greene County. For more information on the final session, click on the headline.

HEALTHY HOME and FAMILY LINKS

Statewide Resources

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.
     

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

  • A national resource that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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