News & Updates

News & Updates 2017-12-22T14:48:29+00:00

Behavioral Health and Treatment Services 2018 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 and [...]

Executive Team at Nonprofit Conference

Sieda’s Executive Team, Brian, Tammy, and Natalie O., went to the 2018 Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. The conference was to develop techniques, form strategies, and build innovative approaches for non-profit organizations. Sieda’s Assistant to the Executive Team, Natalie Osenbaugh, won 3rd place in a writing competition they held at the conference. Pictures show her [...]

June 11th, 2018|Agency News|

FaDSS Monthly Team Meeting Sharpened Cooperation & Communication Skills

A part of Sieda Community Action’s mission is to form "partnerships" and provide "supportive services." Monthly team meetings offer Family Development and Self Sufficiency (FaDSS) staff a chance to share information and sharpen skills. Deb Shubet, the FaDSS Program Manager, planned this month's training activity as an opportunity to practice effective communication skills and then explore cooperation “working together [...]

June 6th, 2018|Family Support Services|

Sieda Community Action will be closed Monday, May 28th due to Memorial Day. We will reopen at our regular times Tuesday, May 29th. Have a wonderful holiday!

May 22nd, 2018|Agency News|

Sieda Parents as Teacher’s “Pint Size Picasso”

Sieda Parent as Teachers (PAT) in Mahaska County had the “Pint Size Picasso” to celebrate “The Week of the Young Child.” Toddler and preschool student artwork was brought to school to be displayed. Parents as Teachers Educator Noreen displayed the young children's artwork on the Oskaloosa Square and in the Penn Central Mall. Families were invited to Webster school to the “Pint [...]

May 15th, 2018|Agency News, Family Support Services|

41st Annual Governor’s Conference on Substance Use Disorders

Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Services staff attended the 41st Annual Governor’s Conference on Substance Use Disorders.  Substance Abuse counselor Lori Grim, Mark Gillman, Tiara Perez, Sheila Rogers, and Ben Wlydes. Frank Harper our mental health counselor. Kim Kelly Clinical supervisor and Kristal Miller Assistant Clinical supervisor were all in attendance. The Governor's Conference offered a variety of keynote [...]

Ottumwa’s Old School Pinball & Arcade’s Summer Party Benefits Sieda Community Action

Ottumwa's Old School Pinball & Arcade and Sieda Community Action are pleased to announce that Sieda will once again be the non-profit partner for the Summer Arcade Party held June 22 to June 24. The Summer Arcade Party is an annual event hosted by Ottumwa's Old School Pinball & Arcade to bring attention to Ottumwa as the video game capital [...]

April 30th, 2018|Family Support Services|

Sieda Prevention and Substance Abuse Education: Alcohol Awareness

Alcohol is not a ‘Rite of Passage.’ Sieda Prevention and Substance Abuse Educators along with Sieda and Sieda's Behavioral Health and Treatment Services want to raise mindfulness about the dangers of alcohol. Sieda Community Action encourages the communities we serve to raise awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting families, individuals, schools, businesses, and [...]

April 27th, 2018|Agency News, Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Many of Sieda’s Programs at the 2018 Healthy Kids Fair

Members of Sieda Community Action and other community partners in Appanoose County brought their services together to sponsor the Healthy Kids Fair. The 2018 Healthy Kids Fair at the Faith United Methodist Church in Centerville had a variety of free activities and educational booths. The fair is every April and the event’s main focus is showing support for ‘Child [...]