Pre-paid, ongoing wellness and coaching and counseling services are now available to Clinton County farm families through Iowa State University Extension Outreach and Farm Foundation.

Families can get confidential support for a variety of life events via phone, text, live chat, video or app — in addition to existing sources of help 24/7.

Coaching and counseling will be provided by Personal Assistance Services (PAS), which has been engaged to deliver its wide range of services directly to Iowa farm families. Farm Foundation, an accelerator of practical solutions for agriculture, obtained funding to create a program that will provide access to contracted, top-quality televideo and telephonic counseling and other resources to farm families free of charge.

In partnership with Farm Foundation, ISU Extension is raising awareness about the new services, which complement those already available to farm families.

Through one-on-one intervention, PAS professionals are available to help with a wide variety of life challenges including health and nutrition, tobacco cessation, organization and time management, career and retirement planning, child or elderly care, anxiety, depression, stress, addictions, substance use and more.