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Floods or drought. Farm financial stress or family emotional concerns. Whether facing natural disasters or personal crises, Iowans can turn to Iowa Concern for help, says Tammy Jacobs, the new coordinator for the long-time service from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Stagnant crop prices, trade disputes and a lukewarm forecast for the next several years have left many farmers worried about what the future will bring. The Iowa Concern Hotline is a 24/7 free, confidential resource for anyone with concerns or questions about farm finances, crisis and disaster response and personal health issues. Access to an attorney is also available to help provide legal education.
When dealing with flooding or other natural disasters, Iowans can turn to Iowa Concern for help. With a toll-free phone number, live chat capabilities and a website, Iowa Concern services are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week at no charge.
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.
With fall harvest mostly done, the holidays upon us and a new year approaching, stress and financial questions can arise. Call Iowa Concern 24/7 for emotional support or to connect with financial or legal help.
Social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine: the changes from COVID-19 can be hard to handle. However, Iowans can turn to Iowa Concern for help, says Tammy Jacobs, coordinator for the long-time service from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. (Audio file available.)
The State of Iowa recently announced the launch of COVID Recovery Iowa, which provides resources and stress counseling via virtual sessions, chat or phone call.
Iowans struggling to deal with the stress from the devastation brought to the state Aug. 10 from a damaging, high-wind derecho can call Iowa Concern for help, 24/7, says Tammy Jacobs, coordinator for the long-time service from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
When avian influenza infects a poultry operation, the impact can be far-reaching. Producers, workers, families and communities can face immediate and long-term consequences. The stress can be hard to handle. For help, Iowans can call Iowa Concern, 24/7. (Iowa Concern public service announcement audio files available for download.)