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Home and Family Resources:

  • Family Answer Line     (800) 262-3804 Questions relating to home and family
    (M-F, 8-11:50 a.m. & 1-5 p.m.)
    TDD (Telecommunications device for deaf persons) (800) 854-1658
  • Iowa Concern Hotline     (800) 447-1985 Financial questions, legal issues, family transitions (24 hours)
  • Healthy Families     (800) 369-2229
    Prenatal health care questions and information (24 hours)
  • Teen Line     (800) 443-8336
    Personal and health-related information and referral (24 hours)
  • ISU Continuing Ed.     (800) 262-0015
    Off campus credit courses and non-credit conferences (M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • NEED INFORMATION?
    Visit the Iowa State University and ISU Extension sites on the World Wide Web. http://www.iastate.edu http://www.exnet.iastate.edu

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

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

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    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.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • social media icons

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

  • 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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