Family Development and Self Sufficiency (FaDSS) at the Iowa State Capitol for FaDSS Day on the Hill
State legislators and departments had the chance to learn more at FaDSS Day on the Hill on the Capitol Rotunda. FaDSS Program Manager Deb Shubat and Generalists Jamie Anderson, Dianne Hendee, and Melissa Maxey attended the informational fair. Present with Sieda’s FaDSS during the day was program participant, Fatrie Aliu.
All seventeen FaDSS Grantees were involved in this annual event. The theme this year was “Future Ready Families.” Above all, this event provides the opportunity for Iowa legislators to speak with FaDSS participants. For that reason, our guest Fatrie shared her story, goals, and how the program has affected her life. Thank you, Fatrie, for being able to come and speak with them!
In addition to our guest, Sieda’s booth displayed quotes from program participants. As well as photos and stories from a few in the program. One shared, “Having FaDSS is important to me. I don’t have family close to this area, and so (FaDSS) has been like family. I love our time together, and she has helped me learn about resources in this community.” Advocating at FaDSS Day on the Hill continues to spread information on the work this program does to help people with the situations of life.
FaDSS Program Manager Deb Shubat and FaDSS Generalists Jamie Anderson, Melissa Maxey, Dianne Hendee with FaDSS Participant Fatrie Aliu and State House Representative Holly Brink of District 80 featured in the center.
Left side of Sieda display with FaDSS participant’s comments from Appanoose, Jefferson, and Wapello County
Middle of Sieda display with FaDSS participant’s comments from Jefferson, Mahaska, and Wapello County
Right side of Sieda display with FaDSS participant’s comments from Appanoose, Mahaska, and Wapello County