Home and Family

Local Highlights

August 15, 2019

You and your parents are invited to attend the Strengthening Families Program.  It's fun & free!  Evening meals are provided and free child care is provided for younger siblings.  Students receive $5 each week they attend.  This program has been successful over the past 17 years with more than 1200 families participating from the Fort Dodge area.  

August 14, 2019

A jar that says retirement filled with money

This important question will be addressed in an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach “Writing Your Retirement Paycheck” workshop on Tuesdays Oct 15 & 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Webster County Extension in Fort Dodge.

January 7, 2019

2019 Money GoalsIf the dawn of a new year is leading you to set some financial goals, Barb Wollan has some tools that you may find helpful. According to Wollan, a Human Sciences Specialist in Family Finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, “when you are looking for financial information, non-commercial sources, including the Extension Service at ISU and nationwide, should be part of your search.”

March 22, 2018

Is there something special you want to do this summer?  A trip?  A landscaping project?  The annual state fair week?  Whatever your summer goals, they'll probably require some money.  The same goes for longer-term goals too, of course.

April 24, 2017

Looking for a wellness program for your staff or group? ISU Extension and Outreach has a program available at no cost – “What About Me? My Wellbeing?” Contact Malisa Rader at mrader@iastate.edu for more information.


Local Help for Tough Times Updated 06/25/19 (PDF file)


 

 


 

Dare to Excel

Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Dare to Excel newsletters focus on different themes that promote student learning such as developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition.  Click here for more information and to register for monthly newsletters.

 


 

Parents: Provide Positive Sports Experiences for Your Kids!

 

 


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.

  • 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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    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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    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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