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

Heart Day – Tobacco and Your Heart

World Heart Day is on 9/29/22 and provides an opportunity for everyone to stop and consider how best to use ❤ for humanity, for nature, and for you.   Beating the cardiovascular disease is something that matters to every beating heart. Cigarette smokers are 2 to 4 times more likely to get heart disease than nonsmokers & smoking doubles a [...]

September 22nd, 2022|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 the first business day of October, Monday, October 3rd. 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 2022-2023 LIHEAP has [...]

September 19th, 2022|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

Weatherization Assistance Program Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) State Plan

DES MOINES – Iowans have an opportunity to review and comment on Iowa’s Weatherization Assistance Program proposed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funds State Plan. The Weatherization Program’s mission is to enhance the well-being of low-income residents, particularly those persons who are most vulnerable such as the elderly, the handicapped, and children, through the installation of energy efficiency and energy-related [...]

September 16th, 2022|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide claimed the lives of almost 46,000 people in the United States in 2020*. It is the second leading cause of death for children aged 10–14 and adults aged 35–44, and the third leading cause of death for young people aged 15–24.1 From 2004 to 2020, the prevalence of depression among children has increased by 89%.  The prevalence of [...]

September 8th, 2022|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Oh, Baby! Appanoose County Baby Shower

Area organizations are coming together for an Oh, Baby! Appanoose County Baby Shower. Sieda MIECHV HFA is hosting a baby shower for prenatal and new parents. The event is from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, September 10th at the Appanoose County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building located at 703 West Franklin Street, Centerville. This is an interactive experience for the [...]

August 31st, 2022|Agency News, Family Support Services|

Overdose Awareness Can Save a Life

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. Additional for International Overdose Awareness Day: Your Life Iowa offers free, confidential support for those who have problems with alcohol, drugs, gambling, suicidal thoughts, or mental health. Iowans can [...]

August 18th, 2022|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Update: Sieda Head Start Water Testing

Dear Parents/Guardians: Sieda Head Start would like to provide an update on our efforts to reduce potential exposure to lead from school/center drinking water by taking steps that include testing for lead in drinking water in our Head Start sites, and sharing those sampling results with the public. As discussed at the Region 7 Head Start level, our program [...]

August 16th, 2022|Agency News, Child Development|

Community Awareness Panel and Forum in Centerville

A Community Awareness Panel and Forum was held Wednesday, August 10, in Centerville. Rathbun Lake Area YMCA presented the event in collaboration with Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Services. Moreover, the topics included the Opioid Crisis and substance abuse in south central Iowa. Several panelists from Behavioral Health and Treatment Services (BHTS) were in attendance. Those included from Sieda [...]

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