News & Updates

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

Sieda Seeking Candidates for Its Board of Directors

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

November 2nd, 2022|Agency News|

LIHEAP 2023-24 for Elderly or Disabled Begins October 2nd

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 2nd. 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 2023-2024 LIHEAP has [...]

September 18th, 2023|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

Your Life Iowa

Have you ever needed help for yourself or a loved one, but did not know where to turn? Your Life Iowa ( is a great resource right at your fingertips. This organization is funded by the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services under the Division of Behavioral Health. Your Life Iowa (YLI) covers topics that include alcohol, drugs, [...]

September 15th, 2023|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Sieda School Supplies Given for 2023

Thanks to our partnerships with businesses, individuals, and organizations, Sieda Community Action was able to provide school supplies to more than 500 students. Sieda's School Supply Program distributes in Jefferson, Wapello, and to any families in need in our other counties to help low-income families with the concerns of preparing their children for school. This program provides supplies and backpacks [...]

September 12th, 2023|Agency News, Family Support Services, Housing Stabilization|

Staff Member’s Anniversaries for September

We have quite a few work anniversaries at Sieda for the month of September. Take the time to give everyone having an anniversary a congratulation for reaching their yearly milestone and accomplishing so much this year. If it is your Work Anniversary, we’d like to express how much we enjoy having you with us. Your professional life is a [...]

September 7th, 2023|Agency News|

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide claimed the lives of almost 48,000 people in the United States in 2021*. In 2021, an estimated 12.3 million adults seriously thought about suicide, 3.5 million made a plan and 1.7 million attempted suicide.  In 2021, suicide was among the top 9 leading causes of death for people ages 10-64. Suicide is the second leading cause of death [...]

September 6th, 2023|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is launching a new partnership with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to make sure everyone who is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program has the opportunity to benefit from free or low-cost internet. With the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program, you can save on your bill and may be able to get [...]

September 5th, 2023|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

Sieda Community Action Monthly Dashboard: July

Sieda Community Action continuously collects data from our numerous programs, clients, and the community. Sieda client data collection starts from the moment our staff works with people who come to us with a need. Whether that is helping families with a utility shut-off, enrolling in Head Start, counseling, family support, or gardens. Sieda staff collects and enters this information [...]

August 31st, 2023|Agency News|

Parent Café Event “Finding Your Peace in Parenting”

A Parent Café event is Thursday, September 21. The topic for this café is "Finding Your Peace in Parenting." This café will have Angie Mach the Assistant Program Manager with Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visitation (MIECHV): A Healthy Families America Affiliate, and Nicole Ford the Mental Health Coordinator for Head Start with Sieda Child Development. Register at... [...]

August 30th, 2023|Agency News|

Ilene Johnson, Retirement after 32 years

Ilene Johnson had her retirement party Tuesday, August 22nd. Congratulations for a much deserved break on your long 32 years journey with us.  You have been with us for the ups and downs, plus the moves and changes. It was great working with you!  You have accomplished so much for the community and the agency.  Your work truly produced [...]

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