Iowa Concern is a program of Iowa State University Extension for confidential assistance and referral for stress, legal questions and financial concerns. The program began in 1985 as a toll-free number serving the agricultural community. Today, the toll free number 1-800-447-1985 serves urban as well as rural Iowa.

Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors and information and referral services for a wide variety of topics.

In addition, Iowa Concern maintains a Web site featuring an extensive "frequently asked question" database for legal, financial, crisis and disaster, and personal health issues. The Web site also is the link to Iowa Concern's live chat service. Live chat immediately connects you with a stress counselor where you can "talk" (type) one-on-one in a secure environment.

All Iowa Concern services area availble 24 hours a day, seven days a week at no charge.