Our Mission

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.

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News & Updates

Cocktails to Go Legislation

Iowa has become the first state in the nation to permanently legalize cocktails-to-go. A temporary measure was enacted earlier in the year to provide businesses some economic relief due to closures because of COVID-19. [...]

Disaster Proclamation Issued for Van Buren County

Governor Kim Reynolds issued a Disaster Proclamation on June 29th for Fayette and Van Buren counties in response to a severe storm system starting June 20. This activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program [...]

2020 County School Supply Events

Sieda Community Action and additional groups in the counties we serve will be holding a variety of back to school resource events. For your county and the event(s) that might be a helpful source [...]

Sieda will be Closed July 3rd for Independence Day

Sieda Community Action office doors are closed due to COVID-19. However, we will not have staff available on Friday, July 3rd in honor of our Nation's Independence Day, 4th of July. We will be [...]

Testimonials

“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.”

Keokuk Client - Weatherization & LIHEAP

“(My PAT Educator) has been helping us to help my daughter to learn not to hit. Like how to use words when she is unhappy. My daughter says the alphabet for (PAT educator) and now knows all her colors. I have told my friends about PAT but their kids were too old. I think PAT should keep going (for older kids too).”

A Mother in PAT

“My first time doing anything like this. I come through the door scared and confused and I walked out with help, understand, and feeling like I matter too! Thank you so much”

J. - MAHASKA CLIENT

“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!”

G.R. - Weatherization Client

“…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.”

- FaDSS & LIHEAP Participant

“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.”

Van Buren Client - Weatherization & LIHEAP

“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.”

FaDSS - Appanoose Participant

“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.”

Crisis Client

“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.”

P. - LIHEAP CLIENT

 “I was greeted immediately after coming in. The staff member who greeted me was courteous.”

BHTS Client

“Always a helpful smile. Good customer service and helpful!!!”

LIHEAP Participant

 “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.”

FaDSS - Wapello Participant

“The staff here is always very helpful and efficient. Thank you!”

LIHEAP Participant

“Very helpful in providing assistance with my problem and providing information for other resources available for me.”

Resource Center Client

“Very helpful with information about programs I can be a part of!”

LIHEAP, FaDSS Participant

 “I am so grateful they were able to help me, I didn’t know what I was going to do if they couldn’t.”

Crisis Help - Appanoose Client

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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.

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