The Holiday Tour of Homes is part of Oskaloosa's annual holiday events including Light Up the Square, The Lighted Christmas Parade, the Oskaloosa Main Street Young Ambassador Contest, and the Christmas House Decorating Contest. The theme of the festivities this year is "Miracle on Market Street". There are 4 homes on the tour this year. This is Sieda's first [...]
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 [...]
“Get Ready... Get Set... Go!" Just as a “starter” would call these directions out to the runners in a race, the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is similar. Behavioral Health and Treatment Services (BHTS) Prevention Department has been measuring community readiness. Community stakeholders across BHTS ten counties have completed surveys, and our staff reviewed them. That is to say, they [...]
Sieda Parents as Teachers staff worked together to tie-dye onesies with purple. The onesies will be added to many other things for The Period of PURPLE Crying kits for parents of young babies. The onesies, and other baby items, were donated by the Faith United Methodist Women of Libertyville. We appreciate their wonderful donation of purple fleece tummy time blankets, onesies, [...]
Sieda Community Action will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday, November 25th, and Friday, November 26th. We will re-open for our regular hours on Monday, November 29th at 8:00 a.m. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration!
The Great American Smokeout® event is being held on November 18th, 2021. This event occurs every year on the third Thursday of November. The event helps to raise awareness of the dangers of smoking & encourages smokers to make a quit plan on this day. With 34 million Americans still smoking it remains the single largest preventable cause of [...]
Sieda is working hard to secure the opportunity for low-income families to receive in some way gifts for Christmas. We have programs in December for the pre-qualified low-income senior households in several counties. As well as gifts for children under 18-year-old living in low-income homes in multiple counties. Plus, our centers provide Heating Assistance (LIHEAP) for those that qualify. [...]
On Thursday, November 11, Sieda Community Action offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day. Sieda will re-open on Friday, November 12 at 8:00 a.m. Sieda thanks all of the veterans for their service to our country. You are in our hearts.
Amerigroup and Hy-Vee associates, community volunteers, and Sieda staff came together at our main Sieda office. Everyone spent half a day packing diapers with several guests presenting. Thanks to the hard work of everyone, thousands of diapers were unboxed and packed into 50 diaper bundles. The Sieda Diaper Pantry provides Parents or guardians that apply with these bundles of [...]
All households can apply now, for the 2021-2022 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The program helps qualified low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs. LIHEAP heating support does not pay for a household’s total energy costs. However, it will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors. Those factors include total household income, household size, dwelling type, and type [...]
Enrique "Kiki" Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985. In honor of Kiki's memory and his battle against illegal drugs, friends began to wear red badges of satin. Parents then began to form coalitions using Camarena as their model. Embracing his belief that one person can make a difference. These [...]