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

Sieda Community Action’s COVID-19 Response

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 [...]

October 23rd, 2020|Agency News|

Tobacco and Stress Awareness

Sieda Tobacco Prevention wishes to increase public stress awareness. Such as causes and ways we can help manage our stress. One thing to avoid for less stress is tobacco and vaping use. That is to say, tobacco and vaping use has been linked to increased anxiety, depression, and stress. Moreover, research shows that when tobacco users quit tobacco, they experience [...]

June 21st, 2021|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Four Staff Received the Child Development Associate Credential

Sieda Child Development Department, and the entire Sieda agency, would like to send out congratulations to Paige Bolin, Misty Glandon, Susan Richardson, and Glenda Widmer. The four completed their Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. These Sieda team members have put forth much effort and worked many hours towards earning this credential. Most importantly, those who earn the CDA credential [...]

June 14th, 2021|Agency News, Child Development|

“No Butts About It!” Car Seat and Diaper Event

"No Butts About It!" Love comes in many shapes and sizes! (Diaper sizes and car seat sizes). And car seats can be an overwhelming task to install correctly. Plus, diapers can be a constant cost burden. Sieda has partnered with American Home Finding Association and Mahaska CPPC to combine a diaper distribution and a car seat safety check/installation. Plus, [...]

June 9th, 2021|Agency News, Family Support Services|

Post–Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms & Resources

June is National Post –Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. In addition, June 27th is also designated as PTSD Awareness Day. PTSD is a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying or extremely stressful event. The goal is to raise public awareness about PTSD and the issues related to it. In essence, the hope is to reduce [...]

June 8th, 2021|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Sieda Service Awards

Sieda Community Action acknowledged sixteen staff members with awards denoting years of service. Sieda would like to respectively mention the staff members who have been employed at Sieda for 30 years, 20 years, 15 years, 10 years, and 5 years. We are thankful for their many years of hard work and service to our counties. Sieda Community Action values [...]

June 4th, 2021|Agency News|

World No Tobacco Day 2021

World No Tobacco Day will be held on May 31, 2021. The World Health Organization (WHO) reminds us that Tobacco use causes 8 million deaths every year worldwide. Evidence released this year shows that smokers were more likely to develop severe disease with COVID-19 compared to non-smokers. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to millions of tobacco users saying they want [...]

May 27th, 2021|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

SiedaMile Awards

Sieda congratulates all of our most recent Sieda Mile recipients. The SiedaMile award is given to an individual or aforementioned organizational unit to show appreciation for exhibiting the SiedaMile attributes.  These are, but not limited to, outstanding performance, going above and beyond in pursuit of Sieda’s vision, mission, and program goals. Including Sieda's high standards of appropriate and ethical [...]

May 25th, 2021|Agency News|

Sieda Holding Election for Board Member in Van Buren County

Sieda Community Action is holding an election for a low-income representative for our board of directors from Van Buren County. Sieda clients and other low-income residents of the county may cast their vote by visiting the Van Buren Resource Center at 902 4th Street in Keosauqua. Simply ask for a ballot from the resource center staff and cast your [...]

May 14th, 2021|Family Support Services|

“You Are Not Alone” Mental Health Awareness

This message of unity is difficult to embrace when physical and social distancing makes it hard to feel connected to family, friends, and community. We should use this time to focus on the healing power of connecting in safe ways, prioritizing mental health, and acknowledging that it’s OK to NOT be OK. Together we can realize the shared vision [...]

May 13th, 2021|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|
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