ISU Extension and Outreach is partnering with the Farm Foundation and Personalized Assistance Services (PAS), on a pilot project to offer prepaid stress management and one-on-one coaching to farm families in 20 counties impacted by the derecho, including Benton, Boone, Cedar, Clarke, Clinton, Dallas, Greene, Hardin, Iowa, Jasper, Johnson, Linn, Marshall, Muscatine, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story, Tama, and Washington counties. Iowa Concern continues to be available to all Iowans by calling 1-800-447-1985. Families wishing to take advantage of the newly available pre-paid, ongoing coaching and counseling services through PAS can get started by calling 1-833-999-FARM (3276). PAS licensed professionals are available to help all generations of farm families with a wide variety of life challenges, including: health and nutrition; tobacco cessation; organization and time management; career and retirement planning; child care and elder care; anxiety, depression, stress, addictions, substance use and more. This pilot project has begun and will continue through April 30, 2021.
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