Home and Family

Local Highlights

May 10, 2022

Registration is OPEN for the 2022 Lucas County Summer Day Camps! With several different topic areas to choose from, there is sure to be a great fit for every youth! 

January 31, 2022

When money worries and challenges become overwhelming, many people become unable to see beyond their immediate crisis. Soon other parts of their life begin to fall through the cracks, like paying bills or other important tasks.

July 12, 2021

The expanded amount and eligibility for the 2021 Child Tax Credit, combined with the advance monthly payments which begin in July, offer families an opportunity to improve their overall financial well-being.

July 12, 2021

A new federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic kicks of this month, designed to boost the financial well-being of families with children 17 and under.

May 24, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers the virtual course in partnership with Utah State University Extension. Teachers can receive two Teacher Licensure Renewal Credits.

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.

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    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.

  • During times of natural disaster, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers educational resources to reduce the personal impact of natural disasters, working in partnership with the local, state and federal agencies addressing the disaster. 

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