The Iowa Department of Social Services is making free, confidential counseling and support available to Iowans affected by last weekend’s inclement weather through the Project Recovery Iowa program. The program offers virtual and in-person counseling sessions for Iowans experiencing emotional distress like anxiety or feeling overwhelmed. Services are offered in person or via phone, text and social media tools. “We know that the severe weather that affected many Iowans this past weekend caused much more than property damage,” DHS Director Kelly Garcia said in a statement. “We know there’s always a need for mental health support after a catastrophic storm or other life-altering event.” Services are funded by a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Iowans can access services through the following options: call 800-447-1985 to connect with a rural and agriculture counselor; call the Iowa Warm Line, 844-775-9276, to connect with a peer counselor or request to connect with a Project Recovery Iowa counselor (both are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week); or visit projectrecoveryiowa.org and complete a contact form and an advisor will contact you.