News & Updates

News & Updates2017-12-22T14:48:29+00:00

Wapello County 2019 Christmas Programs

With help from the community, Sieda Wapello County Resource Center holds two Christmas Programs every year. The senior program Silver Bells. As well as the Wapello County Children’s Christmas with the Ottumwa Fire Department Sparky Claus, for the under 18. In 2017, 30.1% of Wapello County lived below the 150% poverty level. Our programs, such as LIHEAP (heating assistance) [...]

January 22nd, 2020|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

FaDSS Day on the Hill 2020

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 [...]

January 21st, 2020|Agency News, Family Support Services|

Jefferson County Children’s Christmas 2019

The Children’s Christmas Program for Jefferson County had many new locations and experiences. With the move of the Sieda Jefferson County Resource Center to a new location, the Christmas program moved to new locations. The Jefferson County Children’s Christmas drop-off was at the Word of Life Lutheran Church. And the distribution was at the Fairfield Public Library. Thank you [...]

January 17th, 2020|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

Your Life Iowa – Sieda Prevention

Photo of Ilene Johnson, Prevention Specialist doing a presentation in Centerville about Your Life Iowa in January 2020 If you or a loved one are facing a problem with alcohol, drugs, gambling, mental health or suicidal thoughts, you’re not alone. That is why the Iowa Department of Public Health has created so Iowans can chat live, text, or [...]

January 16th, 2020|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Joel Pedersen Named Honorary Chair for 2020 Sieda Community Action Banquet

Sieda Community Action is pleased to announce Cardinal Community School District Superintendent, Joel Pedersen, as the Honorary Chair of our 2020 Banquet Committee. The banquet and fundraiser, to be held on March 27, is an annual event held to celebrate the work of the organization and the impact Sieda has in the communities we serve. “We could not be [...]

January 15th, 2020|Family Support Services|

2019 Appanoose County Christmas Programs

Appanoose County Silver and Gold Christmas It is Sieda’s hope to ease the burdens of a financially and emotionally difficult time a year for senior homes in our community. There are well over 300 seniors (60+) in Appanoose struggling below the 100% poverty line. And many more at the Sieda’s Christmas program line of 175% of the poverty level. [...]

January 15th, 2020|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

Sieda Centers Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sieda Community Action Centers will be closed on Monday, January 20 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Our offices will re-open on Tuesday, January 21 for normal business hours. En observacion de el dia de Martin Luther King Jr., estaremos cerrados Lunes, 20 Enero. Abriremos Martes, 21 Enero. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do [...]

January 14th, 2020|Agency News|

Sieda’s 2019 Mahaska County Christmas Programs

For Christmas 2019, the Sieda clients living in Mahaska County were blessed again this year through two programs. The Sieda Mahaska County Children’s Christmas and the Oskaloosa Police Department Christmas. The ages and likes of children were provided to the Oskaloosa Police Department while Sieda handled the rest with the help of great businesses and groups. No child is [...]

January 14th, 2020|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

New Tobacco 21 Law for Tobacco Prevention

Sieda Tobacco Prevention Specialist with Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Services has shared a new Tobacco sales law. As of December 20, 2019, new federal legislation was signed by President Trump. This raises the age for sales of tobacco products from age 18 to 21 under federal law. This new federal legislation bars retailers from selling tobacco products, including Cigarettes, Cigars, [...]

January 9th, 2020|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Sieda’s 2019 Silver Bells Program

On December 6th Sieda handed out 2 bags at the Sieda Wapello County Resource Center. Every year Sieda Community Action sends a letter to our pre-qualified low-income senior households asking if they would like to be included in the Silver Bells Program. This year we had an orange bag of food and a blue bag of gift items for [...]

January 8th, 2020|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|