Home and Family

Local Highlights

October 2, 2019

Kim Brantner, Laura Sternweis

Activities and family time combine for learning and fun in Raising School Ready Readers, a program for preschoolers and their families offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

September 30, 2019

Tammy Jacobs, Laura Sternweis

Sometimes life gives you a lot to handle, but you don’t have to handle everything on your own. Iowa Concern is a free service connecting Iowans with information to help them navigate through a variety of life circumstances.

August 23, 2019
Malisa Rader

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide tools that family caregivers need to take care of themselves. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering the series online this fall.

May 8, 2019

Experience hands-on summer science at our Summer Discovery Camps held across Jones County. Youth in Grades K-5 are encouraged to register. Registrations due May 24, 2019.


Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    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

  • 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.

  • 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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