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|

2022 Appanoose County Silver Bells

Financially and emotionally, this is a difficult time of year for senior homes in our community. Over 240 seniors (60+) in Appanoose struggle below the 100% poverty line [1]. Hundreds more seniors under 200% of the poverty level qualify for Sieda’s LIHEAP and senior food program. Thus, Sieda provides food bags to seniors that enroll in Appanoose County Silver Bells Program for the holidays. [...]

January 19th, 2023|Agency News, Family Support Services|

FaDSS Day on the Hill 2023

On January 10th, Sieda Community Action FaDSS team members were present at the Day on the Hill at the State Capitol building. This is an annual event where staff can educate legislators about the benefits of the FaDSS program and answer questions about community area concerns. Sieda FaDSS Specialists and Program Manager advocated how the program is important to [...]

January 17th, 2023|Agency News, Family Support Services|

Study Finds Almost Half of Iowa Driver’s Test Positive for Drugs in Serious Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has conducted a study that screened people for drugs involved in severe car crashes. The screenings were at seven different Level 1 trauma centers around the country. Data had shown that approximately 45% of seriously injured Iowa drivers tested positive for at least one drug. The study was focused on seriously injured drivers [...]

January 17th, 2023|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Heather Hostetter Awarded Education Club Scholarship

The Child Development Unit and Sieda Community Action as a whole would like to congratulate Heather Hostetter. Heather, our Head Start Teacher at the Wapello County Lutheran Site, has been selected to receive an Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) Education Club Scholarship. Heather is an active participant in Education Club at Indian Hills Community College. She was recommended for [...]

January 12th, 2023|Family Support Services|

Jefferson County Sieda Children’s Christmas 2022

The Jefferson County community comes together annually to give to the Jefferson County Sieda Children's Christmas. The need is great. There were 154 households with children under 18 in Jefferson County under the 100% poverty line in 2020 [1]. That number is above 300 families when increased to the 200% income level. Sieda Christmas program follows the LIHEAP (Heating Assistance) guidelines, allowing [...]

January 11th, 2023|Agency News, Family Support Services|

Mahaska County Sieda Children’s Christmas Program 2022

For Christmas 2022, Sieda Community Action clients living in Mahaska County were supported through two programs. Both the Sieda Mahaska County Children's Christmas and the Oskaloosa Police Department Giving Tree. To clarify, families that applied to Sieda were also provided to the Oskaloosa Police Department. Sieda services the other children with the help of many great businesses and [...]

January 9th, 2023|Agency News, Family Support Services|

Sieda Centers Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sieda Community Action Centers will be closed on Monday, January 16 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Our offices will re-open on Tuesday, January 17 for normal business hours. En observacion de el dia de Martin Luther King Jr., estaremos cerrados Lunes, 16 Enero. Abriremos Martes, 17 Enero. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do [...]

January 9th, 2023|Agency News|

Tobacco & Mental Health

January is Mental Health Month. How does tobacco/nicotine use affect mental health? Most tobacco/nicotine users say they want to stop, but some continue because it's a common belief that tobacco/nicotine use helps you relax. When in reality it actually only relieves nicotine withdrawal symptoms, and this relief is only temporary until you crave more nicotine. Over time it actually [...]

January 5th, 2023|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Iowa Rent Reimbursement Form January 3, 2022

Sieda Community Action would like to inform the residents of our counties that the Iowa Rent Reimbursements form became available Tuesday, January 3, 2023. The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will manage the Rent Reimbursement program. It was previously managed by the Iowa Department of Revenue (Iowa IRS). Starting January 3 you can now apply online [...]

December 27th, 2022|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|
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