News & Updates

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|

Alcohol Awareness for April

Though other substance concerns make headlines, alcohol use continues to be a health concern. It is the third-leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. and affects adults and adolescents alike.  Alcohol Awareness Month is conducted each April. Sieda Prevention encourages supporters to join in the fight against this deadly disease. Nationally, nearly 86 percent of people over the [...]

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

Child Abuse Prevention

A young child’s brain forms more than 700 connections every second. It is not just the family's responsibility to help their children develop positive connections. It is the whole community's responsibility to provide rich soil for all children to grow into a vibrant flower. For April's National Child Abuse Prevention we hope everyone finds ways to create nurturing environments [...]

April 7th, 2021|Agency News, Family Support Services|

Poison Prevention Awareness

Sieda Prevention reminds you to prepare, prevent, and protect your home. National Poison Prevention Awareness Month takes place every March.  It’s important because most poisonings occur at home and we often don’t think about poison prevention until something happens.  The National Poison Prevention Week is held the third full week of March.  This year it is March 21-27, 2021.  [...]

March 25th, 2021|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

The week of March 22nd through the 28th is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, an annual event. To connect teens with resources to “Shatter the Myths” about drugs and alcohol. Sieda Prevention hopes all take advantage of a great opportunity. It links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens [...]

March 18th, 2021|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program – Landlord and Renter Info

Landlords, service agencies, utility providers, and other organizations are encouraged to share program information with Iowans in need of assistance. We at Sieda Community Action encourage any needing help to take the eligibility precheck or if you are a landlord, spread the word to tenants. The Iowa Finance Authority is working hard to develop the Iowa Rent and Utility [...]

March 17th, 2021|Agency News|

Sieda Holding Elections for Board Members in Davis, Van Buren, and Wapello Counties

Sieda Community Action is holding elections for low-income representatives for our board of directors from Davis, Van Buren, and Wapello Counties. Sieda clients and other low-income residents of the county may cast their vote by visiting their respective resource center; the Davis County Resource Center at 203 S. Madison Street in Bloomfield, the Van Buren Resource Center at 902 [...]

March 14th, 2021|Family Support Services|

Sieda Seeking Candidates for Its Board of Directors

Sieda Community Action is seeking candidates from Davis, Van Buren and Wapello 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 [...]

March 1st, 2021|Family Support Services|

Sieda Diaper Bank

Sieda Community Action with a grant from the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation recently established a new Diaper Bank Program to assist parents living in poverty. A monthly supply of diapers for one child can cost between $70 and $80. As a result, parents try to make do with the diapers they can afford. Which leads to severe diaper rash [...]

February 26th, 2021|Agency News, Family Support Services|

Tobacco and The Environment

Sieda Tobacco Prevention Specialist, Lisa M. provides education and programming across our counties to spread the dangers of all forms of tobacco. Tobacco use is not only a health issue it is also an environmental issue. Billions of cigarettes are smoked each year in the United States along with Vaping products. The waste from cigarettes and vaping products can [...]

February 22nd, 2021|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program Eligibility Precheck Now Available

Landlords, service agencies, utility providers, and other organizations are encouraged to share program information with Iowans in need of assistance. We at Sieda Community Action encourage any needing help to take the eligibility precheck to see if you may be eligible. The Iowa Finance Authority announced February 17th, of the availability of an eligibility precheck for the new Iowa [...]

February 18th, 2021|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|
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