COVID-19 Resources for Families

The resources below have been compiled to assist children and families with the uncertainty surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic. Additional resources will be added regularly. If you have suggestions for resources to include, please email our team.

Child Care

Informal Networking Opportunities

Supporting Children's Learning

Talking to Children About COVID-19

Iowa Concern

The Iowa Concern Hotline has been an integral part of Iowa State University and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach since 1985. Iowa Concern has trained staff available to provide 1:1 assistance to individuals and families on a number of topics, such as child care, finances, stress, and assistance programs. All calls, chats, and emails are free and confidential. Phone support is available 24/7 by calling (800) 447-1985. Email and chat support is available on the website.

COVID Recovery Iowa

COVID Recovery Iowa provides counseling, virtual activities, referrals, and help finding resources to any Iowan seeking assistance or a listening ear. Iowans of all ages may join groups online to find support and learn creative strategies for coping with the effects of the pandemic. Counselors are available 24/7 by calling (844) 775-WARM or visiting the website.