News & Updates

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

Sieda Prevention and Substance Abuse Education

The definition of prevention is the action of stopping something from happening or arising. Sieda Prevention and Substance Abuse Education staff strive to do just that. Their services span across all ages and members of the community. To continuously educate and work with people in the community to drastically reduce the start of substance misuse and problem gambling [...]

December 3rd, 2019|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Sieda Parents as Teachers Receives National Blue Ribbon Affiliate

In October 2019, Sieda Parents as Teachers (PAT) earned the highest designation from the Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc. (PATNC): Blue Ribbon Affiliate status. Sieda PAT earned this prestigious endorsement due to Sieda PAT achieving all 138 of the Iowa Family Support Standards to receive the Iowa Family Support Credential. As well as meeting the necessary PAT Quality [...]

November 22nd, 2019|Agency News, Family Support Services|

Christmas Programs in Sieda’s Counties

Christmas Programs Across the Counties Sieda is working hard to secure the opportunity for low-income families to receive in some way a gift for Christmas. We have programs in December for the pre-qualified low-income senior households in several counties. As well as, Children's Christmas giving for 0-18 year-olds living in low-income homes in multiple counties. Plus, our centers provide [...]

November 21st, 2019|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

Sieda Closed For Thanksgiving

Sieda Community Action offices and centers will be closed to observe the Thanksgiving Day holiday. We will close early Wednesday, November 27th, and all day on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. Our offices will reopen for their regular hours on Monday, December 2nd at 8:00 a.m. For winter hours and days of the Sieda Neighborhood Resource Center [...]

November 20th, 2019|Agency News|

Is Alcohol in Control from Sieda BHTS

  Although alcohol misuse has decreased over the years, it is still the most commonly used substance in Iowa. Therefore, making underage drinking, heavy drinkers, and adult binge drinkers a concern for Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Services (BHTS) staff and Prevention staff. In Iowa, binge drinking is the most common form of alcohol consumption. The definition of binge [...]

November 20th, 2019|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Sieda Successfully Completes 2019 Agency Financial Audit

Sieda Community Action, a private nonprofit organization serving Southeastern Iowa successfully completed their annual financial audit conducted by Wipfli LLP. The an audit report and financial statements, as audited by Wipfli LLP, reported that the Agency had revenues of $11,020,915 for the year ending June 30, 2019 which was a 2.5% decrease from the prior year. Support included $10,384,754 [...]

November 14th, 2019|Agency News|

Community 1st Credit Union Helps Sieda Community Action Share the Warmth

Sieda Community Action is pleased to recognize Community 1st Credit Union as the sponsor for the 2019-2020 coat drive. From now through March 1, 2020 Community 1st Credit Union will be collecting new or gently-used coats at their locations in Bloomfield, Centerville, Fairfield, Oskaloosa, and Ottumwa. The coats collected will be distributed to families in need throughout Sieda’s seven-county [...]

November 6th, 2019|Agency News|

Increasing Awareness of Problem Gambling

Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Services are increasing awareness of the dangers of gambling in our ten-county catchment area. Staff is speaking with lottery retailers and patrons, looking at trends in gaming and discussing signs of problem gambling. As part of this effort, the team is promoting Sieda’s Gambling Treatment and Prevention Programs and the Iowa hotline 1-800-BETSOFF. The [...]

October 30th, 2019|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Starting November 1st, Heating Assistance is Available

Starting November 1st, heating assistance is available to income-eligible utility customers through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).  Sieda will accept applications for the general public in our seven counties, see bottom of page for details. You may be able to complete your application online during the application season. Click here to apply online. This is a new online [...]

October 25th, 2019|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|