News & Updates

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

Sieda Taking Applications for Iowa Individual Assistance Grant in Appanoose, Davis, Mahaska, and Wapello Counties

Sieda Community Action is accepting applications for the Iowa Individual Assistant Grant Program (IIAG) for Appanoose, Davis, Mahaska, and Wapello Counties. With the Governor's disaster declaration, low-income residents are eligible for up to $5,000 to address issues resulting from the recent flooding. The IIAG helps households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level or a [...]

April 3rd, 2019|Agency News, Family Support Services, Housing Stabilization|

Warning Signs of Older Adults with Alcoholism

The American Medical Association developed the following list for health symptoms of alcoholism. Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Services staff want you to stay aware of the symptoms. If an older person shows several symptoms, there is a high probability the person has alcoholism. Bruises, abrasions, and scars that suggest frequent falls or fights Cigarette burns on fingers Flushed [...]

June 12th, 2019|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

2005 Ford Econoline 150 For Sale

Sieda Housing Stabilization has for sale a 2005 Ford Econoline 150 Van.   It is equipped with a V6 engine, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes and air conditioning.  The van is in good condition with typical wear for a vehicle with 59,900 miles.  Sealed bids will be accepted until 11:00 a.m. June 27, 2019 at the Sieda Fiscal office 725 [...]

June 6th, 2019|Housing Stabilization|

Four Counties in Sieda Service Area Eligible for Disaster Assistance

Governor Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for a number of counties in response to heavy rains, hail, straight-line winds, tornadoes, widespread flooding, and flash flooding beginning May 17 and continuing. With the Governor's disaster declaration, low-income residents in Appanoose, Davis, Van Buren, and Wapello Counties are eligible for up to $5,000 to address issues resulting from the recent [...]

Disaster Proclamation Issued for Van Buren and Wapello Counties

Governor Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for 11 counties in response to heavy rains, hail, straight-line winds, tornadoes, widespread flooding, and flash flooding beginning May 17 and continuing. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for [...]

Certified Lactation Counselor Available at Sieda

Angie is with Sieda's Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visitation (MIECHV) program. Last summer, she passed testing to become a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). Currently, there are just over 20,000 CLCs in the US. Angie’s CLC credentials allow her to provide breastfeeding counseling and management support to families interested in breastfeeding. Angie attended the Breastfeeding Conference on May 15th [...]

May 29th, 2019|Family Support Services|

Sieda Community Action Receives Third CARF Accreditation

Sieda Community Action Behavioral Health and Treatment Services (BHTS) has received another three-year accreditation by CARF International; CARF's highest level of accreditation available to a behavioral health program. With this, the Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment services is one of a handful of programs in Southeast Iowa accredited to serve adults, adolescents, and children who struggle with alcohol and [...]

Group Connections Hosted by Sieda Family Support Services

Many excellent events and fairs happened this spring across our counties. Sieda’s Family Support Programs were not just involved with community events but had a few of their own group connections. Sieda's Parents as Teachers (PAT), Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visitation (MIECHV), and Family Development and Self Sufficiency (FaDSS) worked together to host creative, interactive, educational, and family [...]

May 21st, 2019|Family Support Services|

Sieda Family Support Involvement in the Community

Many excellent family events and fairs happened this spring in our counties. Sieda’s Family Support Programs do their own family group connections but are also involved with community events to share parenting tips, fun activities, books, and encourage parents. Sieda's Parents as Teachers (PAT), Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visitation (MIECHV), and other Sieda Programs work with a variety [...]

May 21st, 2019|Family Support Services|