News & Updates

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

Sieda Community Action’s COVID-19 Response

March 18, 2020 Following guidance from the Governor's office and our funding sources, Sieda has made additional changes to our day-to-day operations. We continue to strive to meet client needs while ensuring we take the appropriate steps to protect community health. Sieda has closed the lobbies in all Community Resource Centers and office doors are locked. Sieda will continue to accept and [...]

March 17th, 2020|Agency News|

FRAUD ALERT: USDA Warns of Scams Targeting SNAP Recipients

FRAUD ALERT: USDA Warns of Scams Targeting SNAP Recipients   (Washington, D.C., March 24, 2020) – Be on the lookout for potential scammers using the COVID-19 situation to steal personal information, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) warned Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants today. USDA is issuing this warning after receiving reports of several possible SNAP fraud attempts.  “While many [...]

March 26th, 2020|Agency News|

Kick Butts Day March 20th

During the week of March 20, 2020, National (Kick Butts Day) takes place. The tobacco national day of  action, includes youth, educators, parents, health advocates, and concerned citizens. Moreover, those who focus is on raising awareness of the problem of tobacco use in their communities. The ISTEP (Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention)  will be joining in with National Kick [...]

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

Sieda Holding Elections for Board Member in Appanoose County

Sieda Community Action is holding elections for a low-income representative for our board of directors in Appanoose County. Sieda clients and other low-income residents of the county may cast their vote by visiting the Appanoose County Resource Center at 111 N Main Street in Centerville. Simply ask for a ballot from the resource center staff and cast your vote.  [...]

March 16th, 2020|Family Support Services|

Problem Gambling Awareness

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Services Prevention department is raising awareness this month through presentations, radio talk shows, and by working with community leaders to complete readiness surveys on problem gambling. Problem gambling is one of the most under-reported and unrecognized issues in our communities. Many folks will say, “If it is [...]

March 5th, 2020|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Adolescent Parenting Program March Classes

Classes are canceled due to Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Do you often feel frustrated when attempts to discipline and teach children good behavior are ineffective and lead to family disagreements? Family issues such as... Back Talking Peer Pressure School Troubles Drugs and Alcohol Lack of Communication Chorus & Family Rules Step-Parent or Sibling Conflicts Technology Concerns Plus many more [...]

March 4th, 2020|Agency News, Family Support Services|

Preschool Registrations for Davis, Mahaska, Van Buren and Wapello County Head Start

Preschool/Head Start Registration has begun for the next school year. Below are a few of our Head Start registration nights. There will be more counties added, when dates are available. If you missed a date, such as Pickwicks registration, please call our Head Start office to find out how to register, at 641-682-8741 x 140. Click any of the [...]

March 3rd, 2020|Agency News, Child Development|

Sieda Seeking for Board Member Candidate in Appanoose Counties

Sieda Community Action is seeking candidates from Appanoose County to serve as low-income representative* on our board of directors. Sieda’s Board of Directors is the governing body of the nonprofit corporation and is responsible for establishing corporate policy, including matters related to the establishment of the agency goals and objectives, the agency's program planning, the agency's budget, and procedures [...]

March 3rd, 2020|Family Support Services|

Problem Gambling Services

In addition to providing full Substance Use Disorder Service, Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Services also provides Problem Gambling Treatment Services in the 10 counties that we serve.  These services include screenings, assessments, and individual counseling sessions for either the problem gambler or their family. A budgeting component is also included to assist families in recovering from the financial [...]

February 25th, 2020|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

2019 Sargent Shriver Excellence of Service Award

Sieda Community Action has presented four staff- members with the Sargent Shriver Excellence of Service Award. The Sargent Shriver Awards recognize positive behaviors that support the achievement of the agency’s mission, vision, and values and help create a culture of mutual respect and recognition for employees at all levels. There are two separate award categories; the employee of the [...]

February 24th, 2020|Agency News|