Family Services

Campus Address
121-50 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 50
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

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The University of Iowa is home to more than 2,200 Veterans, military spouses and children, and current service members. Please see the list of resources below to assist veteran and military families.

UI Campus Resources for Faculty, Staff, and Students

UI Campus Resources

Family Services provides video resources for families to help young children understand deployment, homecoming, and the grieving process. If you are interested in checking out one of the video resources, please email Family Services

The Employee Assistance Program provides family and individual counseling to UI employees and their families. This confidential service is available at no cost and is provided by caring, licensed professionals. For more information please call 319-335-2085 or email

UI Campus Resources for Students

IVETS supports Veterans, the military-connected community, and their families at the University of Iowa as they navigate their educational paths. 

University Counseling Services supports mental well-being and helps students succeed at Iowa.

Family, Child Care, and Caregiver Resources

VA Caregiver Support: This website and support line serves as a resource/referral center for caregivers, veterans, and others seeking caregiver information.

The NRD is a database of validated resources that supports recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration for service members, veterans, family members, and caregivers.

Child Care Aware of America serves more than 10,000 military children every year.

Our Military Kids recognizes the sacrifice of children of deployed National Guard, deployed Reserve, or post 9/11 combat-injured service members by offering extracurricular activity grants that build the child's self-confidence, enhance family wellness, and strengthen a shared sense of community.

Millions of storytime moments are missed because of military life challenges. These moments of bonding, connection, and learning are crucial for military families. 

United Through Reading has been a part of connecting military families through reading since 1989. We do this by providing military service members with the opportunity to record and save storytime moments for their families to enjoy, no matter the distance.

Local and National Resources

Local and National Resources Accordian

Military One Source: A 24/7 resource for military members to help with education, relocation, parenting, stress, and much more.

University of Iowa Veteran's Association; join their facebook page

Combine your college experience with Army leadership training. Search all the universities and colleges that offer Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).

Through a network of more than 1,500 on-campus chapters, Student Veterans of America ensures that student veterans and military-connected students achieve their greatest potential.

Local and National Resources Accordian (cont'd)

The mission of Johnson County Commission of Veterans Affairs is to assist all honorably discharged veterans in Johnson County and to connect them with the benefits they have earned.

Home Base Iowa - Local resources are available to veterans throughout Iowa. These resources include county and community services to help assist transitioning service members and their families.