News & Updates

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

Sieda to Hold Banquet and Silent Auction

Sieda Community Action will host its first banquet and silent auction March 23 at Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. The evening of music, food, and fellowship is to celebrate the organization's accomplishments and help build Sieda Community Action’s endowment to ensure future success. All are invited to attend. Please join us for an evening of music, food, and fellowship as we [...]

February 1st, 2018|Agency News|

Sieda Family Support Services Staff at the Child Abuse Prevention and Family Support Conference

As part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month through April, Sieda’s many programs have been involved in a variety of ways. Several of Sieda’s Family Support Services employees had the chance to attend the 2018 Child Abuse Prevention and Family Support Conference in Des Moines. Workers from programs such as the Family Development and Self Sufficiency (FaDSS), and Maternal [...]

April 19th, 2018|Agency News, Family Support Services|

Sieda Behavioral Health & Treatment Services to offer Medication Assisted Treatment for Addiction Beginning April 23rd

Sieda Community Action’s Behavioral Health & Treatment Services Unit (Sieda BHTS) is partnering with UCS Healthcare to begin Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) on April 23 to our Ottumwa office at 310 West Main. UCS Healthcare, one of the few (MAT) providers in the state of Iowa, has successfully helped hundreds of patients recover from addictions, including opioids and alcohol, [...]

April 18th, 2018|Agency News, Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Week of the Young Child 2018

Sieda Family Support Services is celebrating the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Week of the Young Child™ from April 16th through 20th. The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration of early learning, young children, and their teachers and families. Sieda Parent as Teachers (PAT) in Mahaska County has the “Pint Size Picasso” to celebrate “The [...]

April 17th, 2018|Agency News, Family Support Services|

Congratulations to Family Support Services

Sieda Community Action would like to congratulate four of our Family Support Service employees. All four passed the National Certification Exam for Family Support Professionals and received their certificates. Two certified participants from Parents as Teachers (PAT), Lynn Godwin and Noreen Maxwell.  The other two certified participants are from Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visitation (MIECHV) Sue Wolver and [...]

April 13th, 2018|Agency News, Family Support Services|

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Sieda’s many programs are observing National Child Abuse Prevention Month through the month of April. Sieda envisions communities of resilient citizens who are involved, self-reliant, and contribute positively to their families and communities. That means all of our programs strive to support families to make healthier households to prevent child abuse, maltreatment, and neglect. Although it is all of Sieda’s commitment [...]

Sieda Head Start has a Superhero Volunteer

Sieda Head Start and all of Sieda Community Action would like to thank an amazing parent. Natasha Repp is a mother from Appanoose County that has been using her time and energy to help with many different parts of our Head Start. She has not only been involved with the Appanoose County Head Start center but with meetings in her [...]

March 28th, 2018|Agency News, Child Development|

Head Start Attendance Award for February

Ship Shape Attendance Rate Congratulations to the Harmony Head Start in Van Buren County for receiving the February “Ship Shape Attendance Rate.” School attendance in all our Sieda Head Starts is an important part of preparing the children for a successful school life. Sieda Head Start provides services in seven counties throughout 26 classrooms in Southeast Iowa. The [...]

March 23rd, 2018|Agency News, Child Development|

Parents as Teachers Connecting in the Counties

Sieda Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program has been working hard to connect in several of the counties they serve. Many events have happened in the last weeks that helped PAT provide parents with information on child development and suggested learning opportunities that encourage the development of language, intellect, and physical and social skills. Sieda Parents as Teachers Educators were a [...]

March 20th, 2018|Agency News, Family Support Services|

2016-2017 Head Start Annual Report

Sieda Community Action has released the 2016-2017 Head Start Annual Report.  This report describes the work and summarizes information about the Sieda Head Start program. Head Start addresses the educational needs of the children 3-5 years of age as well as the health, nutrition, social, mental health and literary needs.  Head Start promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive [...]

March 8th, 2018|Agency News, Child Development|

Head Start Ship Shape Award for January

To encourage and strengthen the importance of good attendance the “Ship Shape Attendance Rate” award was created by Head Start Coordinator Sara Whitlow. The ten Sieda Head Starts in our seven county service area are all involved in the attendance rate campaign. Attending class is the pirate's way, Sailing to school each and every day. Filling fun and [...]

February 26th, 2018|Agency News, Child Development|