Free counseling, services offered to Washington County farm families

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Farm Foundation are partnering to provide free wellness coaching and counseling services to Washington County farm families.

The pre-paid coaching and counseling services will be provided through Personal Assistance Services (PAS) via phone, text, live chat, video and apps. Through one-on-one intervention PAS professionals are available to help all generations of farm families with health and nutrition, tobacco cessation, organization and time management, career and retirement planning, child and elder care, anxiety, depression, stress, addictions, substance use and more.

“Farm families face extraordinary challenges. As rural entrepreneurs, they don’t always have easy access to the resources they might need,” said Shari Rogge-Fidler, President and CEO of Farm Foundation. “We are pleased to bring a coalition of partners together to provide direct help and to be working with ISU Extension and Outreach to get the word out to Iowa farm families that these valuable, pre-paid services are available to them.”

Families interested in the ongoing services offered through PAS can get started by calling 1-833-999-FARM (3276).

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