AMES, Iowa — Social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine: the changes from COVID-19 can be hard to handle. However, Iowans can turn to Iowa Concern for help.

With a toll-free phone number, live chat capabilities and a website, Iowa Concern is available 24/7 at no charge. The service provides access to stress counselors and an attorney for legal education, as well as information and referral services for a wide variety of topics.

To reach Iowa Concern, call 1-800-447-1985 or visit to live chat with a stress counselor one-on-one in a secure environment. Individuals can also email an expert regarding legal, finance, stress, or crisis and disaster issues.

All personal information is confidential.