Home and Family

Local Highlights

August 8, 2019

On Their Own and Ok for students in 4th-6th grades. For youth who may begin staying home on their own for a short time. Through activities and conversation, participants will explore family rules, ways to avoid boredom, safety, emergencies, and make lunch and a snack. Youth will share about their day and what they learned at 4:30 pm.

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bee pollinator
March 27, 2019

Story County hosted a variety of youth programs during this spring break at the Story County Extension office.

March 22, 2019

Graduation was held on Monday, March 18, 2019 for individuals who met the Master Gardener class requirements offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The Story County Master Gardener Association along with Story County Extension and Outreach hosted the evening program and dinner at Reiman Gardens in Ames.

March 18, 2019

The Women United partnership between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the United Way of Story County received the statewide “Excellence in Partnership to Iowans” award at the annual Extension award ceremony.  

United Way
March 18, 2019

This women's series, sponsored by United Way of Story County is designed around establshing financial stability. Enjoy a FREE women's night out, with meal and child care provided. This series meets on Tuesdays for 4 weeks.

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

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • 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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