About

Iowa Concern is a program of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The program began in 1985 as a toll-free number serving the agricultural community. Today, Iowa Concern serves both urban and rural Iowans. Iowa Concern services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week at no charge.

Iowa Concern has access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services for a wide variety of topics.

Access Iowa Concern Resources

  • Hotline - toll-free at 1-800-447-1985; language interpretation services available
  • Frequently asked questions (currently unavailable for updating) database of legal, finance, crisis and disaster, and personal health issues.
  • Live chat service that immediately connects you with a stress counselor where you can "talk" (type) one-on-one in a secure environment
  • Email an expert with your legal, finance, stress, or crisis/disaster questions.