Home and Family

Local Highlights

September 25, 2015

Divorce Matters” publications from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer information and guidance on dealing with the stress of divorce, co-parenting issues, and on separating and stabilizing your finances during and after divorce.  

2016 Garden Calendar
September 14, 2015

Do you love hosting guests in your garden? The 2016 Garden Calendar features gardening tips, phases of the moon and a new guest of the garden each month. Track your garden's progress and record your invited or uninvited garden guests too. It makes a great gift!


August 19, 2015

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Make a difference to low-income families by becoming a tax preparation volunteer!  Training and back-up support is provided.  Skills needed: comfort with computers, not afraid of numbers.  To volunteer, contact Wright County Extension (515-532-3453) or contact Barb Wollan directly: 515-832-9597 or bwollan@iastate.edu

June 2, 2015

 For 14 years, Teen Line has given Iowa teens a place to get their questions answered with reliable and research-based information through anonymous phone calls or online chats. Teen Line answers questions ranging from health and wellness to relationships to sexually transmitted diseases. This hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

April 23, 2014

The Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is a FREE program available to families in Wright County to help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families.

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.

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