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

Sieda Community Action’s COVID-19 Response

Letters from the Executive Director on Sieda Community Action’s COVID-19 Response October 23, 2020 Sieda Community Action and our Head Start program continue to work to provide a quality preschool education during this pandemic. We face challenges we’ve never experienced in our efforts to keep children safe and families informed. Please understand we take every effort to be transparent [...]

October 23rd, 2020|Agency News|

Responsible Gaming Education Week

Legal gaming has expanded in Iowa. New customers and those with more experience can both benefit from some timely reminders. Sieda Prevention is increasing awareness of responsible gambling in our ten-county catchment area. Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) September 19 - 25 is a great time to look at several tips to help keep gaming fun.   Tips to help [...]

September 15th, 2021|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

LIHEAP for Elderly or Disabled Begins October 1st

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) applications for households with at least one person that is elderly (60+) or disabled will begin Friday, October 1st. Please visit or call your local Sieda Community Action office for more information. Applications for all other households will open up on November 1st. The 2021-2022 LIHEAP has been established to help qualified low-income [...]

September 13th, 2021|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

The Importance of Talking About Suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. Sieda Community Action is working to raise awareness and educate the community on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide. Talk of suicide should never be dismissed. If you, or someone you know, are thinking of suicide call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.  The Suicide Prevention Lifeline states [...]

September 8th, 2021|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Sieda Staff Received the National Family Support Certification

Please join us in congratulating Julietta Coronel on her National Family Support Certification! Julietta is with the Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visitation (MIECHV): A Healthy Families Affiliate program here at Sieda. Her achievement is a testament to her hard work and professionalism.  The National Certification Exam is required for all home visitors at Sieda. It must be taken and [...]

August 31st, 2021|Family Support Services|

Hygiene and Cleaning Supplies

Sieda Community Action with the Community Service Block Grant had a distribution of personal hygiene, cleaning, and household items. There are still bags of supplies available at all of our county centers in Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Mahaska, Van Buren, and Wapello Counties. You can call or visit our Sieda Community Resource Centers. One hygiene and cleaning box per [...]

August 30th, 2021|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. Held August 31st, 2021. Sieda Prevention with our Behavioral Health and Treatment Services wants everyone to reflect on ways individuals can prevent overdose in our community. Overdose is [...]

August 23rd, 2021|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Hygiene & Cleaning Supplies Distribution

Sieda Community Action with the Community Service Block Grant will be distributing personal hygiene, cleaning, and household items. The bags of items will be available in Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Mahaska, Van Buren, and Wapello Counties. The distribution will be at our Sieda Community Resource Centers.  Date of all distributions in all counties: Saturday, August 28th, 2021 Bags are first [...]

August 17th, 2021|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

Behavioral Health and Treatment Services 2020 Performance Analysis

Over the past year, Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Services (BHTS) have provided services to approximately 1,500 individuals for addiction, and mental health co-occurring conditions. Sieda Behavioral Health & Treatment has maintained CARF Accreditation since July of 2013. CARF Accreditation signals a service provider's commitment to continually improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community. Each year Behavioral Health [...]

Covid-19 and Tobacco/Vaping

We know cigarette smoking and vaping are linked to lung inflammation and lowered immune function. Both potentially heighten the risk for a more severe response if exposed to COVID-19.  Smoking doubles your risk of developing respiratory infections. Smoking weakens the immune system and the body's ability to fight infections. Smoking increases your risk of getting sicker from COVID-19. People [...]

August 9th, 2021|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|
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