Finding Answers Now

As Iowans deal with disruptions to their families and communities, these resources provide information to help you cope with concerns about healthy eating, relationships, mental health and wellbeing, personal finance, food safety, and nutrition and wellness.

Hotlines

Iowa Concern - 1-800-447-1985
A confidential, free resource answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Language interpretation available. Dial 711 for TTY/TDD.

AnswerLine
Information and resources for consumers with home and family questions.

Toll-free Monday through Friday, 9 am - noon and 1 - 4 pm.

  • 1-800-262-3804 (in Iowa)
  • 1-800-735-2942 (for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals)

Email an Expert - Send your questions to our trained staff.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

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Caregiving and Relationships

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Child Care

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Food Access

Connect with your local food bank

  • Food Bank of Siouxland Inc. - serving Lyon, Sioux, Plymouth, Cherokee, Woodbury, Ida, Monona, and Crawford counties
  • Food Bank for the Heartland - serving Harrison, Shelby, Pottawattamie, Cass, Mills, Montgomery, Fremont, and Page counties
  • River Bend Food Bank - serving Muscatine, Scott, Clinton, Jackson, and Dubuque counties
  • HACAP - serving Jones, Cedar, Johnson, Linn, Washington, Benton, and Iowa counties
  • Northeast Iowa Food Bank - serving Mitchell, Howard, Winneshiek, Allamakee, Floyd, Butler, Bremer, Chickasaw, Fayette, Clayton, Grundy, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Delaware, Tama, and Poweshiek counties
  • Food Bank of Iowa - all counties not listed above

Access meals for children

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Healthy Eating on a Budget

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Finance
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Food Safety

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

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QPR (Question. Persuade. Refer) suicide prevention training

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Parenting

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