Home and Family

Local Highlights

Man and woman talking to tax prep guy
January 15, 2020

Free Tax Prep and eFile.  If you have limited income and need help preparing and eFiling your tax return, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program may be able to help.

Sock and Mitten Drive, pink socks, red trim, purple mitten, red and pink trim
February 10, 2020

Can you help someone in need with a sock or mitten donation?  

Chickasaw County 4-H County Council members are facilitating a drive!!

Sweet potato fries on a baking sheet
February 6, 2020

Learn about how to eat more potassium-rich foods, try a delicious sweet potato recipe, and more!

Coronavirus ban
February 4, 2020

Important information from the CDC.

Women, Land and Legacy logo
January 28, 2020

POSTPONED:  Due to the weather, both sessions have been moved to next Thursday, February 20th.  Same times and place.  

Estate Planning:   How to get started. 

Women, Land, and Legacy offers you the opportunity to network with other local women landowners and become well-informed decision makers of your land and farming operation. 

Families Newsletter

Science of Parenting Resources

IowaDepartment of Human Services

Television Digital Signal - click here for information on your television signal changes.

Iowa Utilities Board - click on consumer info

Septic System Design and Maintenance



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

  • 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.

  • 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!

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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.

  • 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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