News & Updates

News & Updates2023-09-27T19:52:13+00:00

Sieda Seeking Candidates for Its Board of Directors

Sieda Community Action is seeking candidates from Davis, Jefferson, and Van Buren Counties to serve as low-income representatives* 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 [...]

November 2nd, 2022|Agency News|

Quitline Iowa

February is American Heart Month & use of inhaled nicotine from tobacco products such as cigarettes or vaping, is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, including about a third of all deaths from heart disease. The chemicals in tobacco smoke harm your heart and blood vessels in many ways. Are you thinking about quitting? Iowa [...]

February 21st, 2024|Agency News, Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Staff Anniversaries for February

Sieda is celebrating our staff anniversaries for the month of February! Please take the time to give everyone having an anniversary congratulations for reaching their yearly milestone and accomplishing so much this year. If it is your work anniversary, we'd like to express how much we enjoy having you with us! Happy work anniversary! This month we celebrate all [...]

February 6th, 2024|Agency News|

Children’s Christmas Programs 2023

With help from the community and local organizations, Sieda's 2023 Children's Christmas Programs provided gifts to 1,096 area children. These programs serve children in Jefferson, Mahaska, and Wapello counties. Children were adopted by local companies and organizations including Pella Corporation, Grace Church, Ajinomoto, Musco, The Ottumwa Fire Department (Sparky Tree), Cargill Eddyville, AT&T, Cambridge, Jet Stop, Fairfield Arts and [...]

January 31st, 2024|Agency News|

Silver Bells Program 2023

Sieda Community Action has the Silver Bells Program for local seniors in the community. This program provides a food bag from Sieda with help from area volunteers and organizations.  Why? Sieda serves hundreds of seniors (60+) with our programs. A large portion of the seniors that Sieda helps are automatically qualified for Heating Assistance (LIHEAP) due to being on a fixed livelihood (ex: [...]

January 30th, 2024|Agency News|

Sieda Monthly Dashboard: January

Sieda Community Action continuously collects data from our numerous programs, clients, and the community. Sieda client data collection starts from the moment our staff works with people who come to us with a need. Sieda staff collects and enters this information into numerous data systems. The Program Managers collect this information to report and provide to their Unit Directors. [...]

January 29th, 2024|Agency News|

An Update on Opioid Overdose Reversal Agents

An exciting update in Iowa, Narcan is now offered OTC (over the counter) at many pharmacies and super stores, think Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, Hy-Vee and CVS. Narcan is a 4mg opioid overdose reversal medication in the form of a nasal spray. Narcan being OTC is making it even more convenient to pick-up and add to your first aid kit. [...]

January 18th, 2024|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Staff Anniversaries for January

We have quite a few work anniversaries at Sieda for the month of January. Take the time to give everyone having an anniversary a congratulation for reaching their yearly milestone and accomplishing so much this year.  If it is your Work Anniversary, we’d like to express how much we enjoy having you with us. Your professional life is a [...]

January 18th, 2024|Agency News|

Sieda Centers Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sieda Community Action Centers will be closed on Monday, January 15 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Our offices will re-open on Tuesday, January 16 for normal business hours. En observacion de el dia de Martin Luther King Jr., estaremos cerrados Lunes, 15 Enero. Abriremos Martes, 16 Enero. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do [...]

January 7th, 2024|Agency News|

New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

The American Cancer Society (ACS) released an update to its 2013 lung cancer screening guidelines on Nov. 1, that guide’s screening for healthcare providers and their patients who are at high risk for lung cancer due to a history of smoking. The newly updated guideline recommends yearly screening for people aged 50 to 80 years old who smoke or [...]

January 5th, 2024|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|
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