College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Family and Community Well-Being

Families are the backbone of our communities, but many  especially single parent and lower-income families  face numerous stresses that threaten their well-being. Cooperative Extension Family and Community Well-being programs ensure that families have the skills needed to manage the issues that impact their lives so they can live happier and healthier. Most workshops and programs are offered through local Cooperative Extension centers. Other programs provide civic groups, community leaders, small business owners, nonprofit organizations, municipal officials, and individuals with skills that help them work together to solve community problems and make informed decisions. Programs strive to engage all community members in building community assets, including youth, young adults, women, minorities, low-income residents, and retirees.