Sieda Community Action works with communities to secure opportunities for people in need through advocacy, counseling, education, partnerships, and supportive services.With the strong foundation Sieda provides, individuals are more likely to become self-reliant and contribute positively to their families and communities.
News & Updates
On May 3, Sieda will hold our annual banquet and silent auction at Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. The evening features live music from Cameron Steinbach, remarks from our honorary chair, Gary Collins, and Arlene McAtee, Executive Director of [...]
Our Sieda Head Start Centers and our school partnership preschool classes have shared some very creative activities and events. They've had several busy months full of family, learning, and loads of creativity. For example, [...]
Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Services Prevention Staff started providing Gambling Prevention services on January 2nd, 2019. In conjunction with the new Integrated Provider Network. There is a set curriculum our Prevention Staff have [...]
“Dear Sieda friends, As we came in from the cold winds today, I wanted to send a letter of thanks to you for our Energy assistance. That plus the Weatherization which was done to our home has made a big difference in our comfort and cost. We appreciate it very much. Sincerely, H.”
“Absolutely thrilled with the new door, water heater, baseboard heaters, insulation, and exhaust fan. Greatly appreciated! And with the limited space in the attic and crawl space it couldn’t have been easy. Impressed in all areas!! Thank you so much!”
“To everyone at Sieda. Thank you for all you do for the people here in Wapello County and surrounding areas. You are appreciated more than you know.”
“…wanted to say thank you (to FaDSS worker) again for setting this up for me. I was approved for $320 so it should get me through the rest of winter with saving me a few bucks. She (CAPS worker) also gave me a $50 gift card for Keith’s foods which will be very helpful as well. Thank you for all you do for my little family.”
“I went from a really good place in my life to a really dark place FAST. For as easily as I failed, I had to work extremely hard to gain back all of the things that I had lost-family, friends, employment, and sobriety. It meant the world to me to have a community program that stuck by me through this time. FaDSS is the only program that was with me for the fall and rise of my life.”
“Very polite and patient with me. Nice, good more pleasant and great energy in the atmosphere. I thank them for being so kind. All of Sieda is great, they help people and we need that. All the staff is polite. Sieda has helped me and my family so much. I wouldn’t know what to do without them.”
“I want to thank each and every one of you for what you do. Not just for me, but for everyone…May God bless each and every one of you and and your families.”
“Always a helpful smile. Good customer service and helpful!!!”
“Very helpful in providing assistance with my problem and providing information for other resources available for me.”
“Dear friends at Sieda. We wanted to say thank you for all you have done for us. Our Weatherization and our heating assistance. As other bills come in I do not know how we could have survived without you. We do appreciate it.”
“Sieda is the best place I have ever worked, with the kindest, most supportive staff ever. We try our best to make ourselves available to help our community members in any way we can, because we value where we live and care for those individuals that we are blessed to serve every day.”
“The staff here is always very helpful and efficient. Thank you!”
“Very helpful with information about programs I can be a part of!”
“I am so grateful they were able to help me, I didn’t know what I was going to do if they couldn’t.”
“Asking for help can be so hard, but from the first visit with my FaDSS worker… I felt like I had someone who would listen and who thought and said I did many things right. She helps me see options and she has connected me with so many things in my community that I didn’t even know about.”
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Sieda Community Action is a private nonprofit corporation working to address the causes and conditions of poverty. Community support is crucial to our success. Charitable donations made to Sieda are always needed, accepted, and appreciated. Donations to our organization are tax deductible. Together we can change lives.