News & Updates

News & Updates2023-09-27T19:52:13+00:00

Tobacco Prevention – Appanoose County Success Story

Lisa McConnell, Tobacco Prevention Specialist recently collaborated with an Appanoose County business owner regarding new Tobacco-Free/Nicotine Policy adoption. She also shared resources to educate the business owner on the negative health effects of 2nd & 3rd hand-smoke along with information on electronic smoking devices. The business owner completed the documentation and all requirements were met for this new Tobacco-Free/Nicotine Policy to receive free signage [...]

October 12th, 2023|Family Support Services|

Heating Assistance (LIHEAP) for the General Public Starts November 1

All households can apply now, for the 2023-2024 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 [...]

October 6th, 2023|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

How to Host a Sober Halloween Party

Halloween is often considered to be the beginning of the holiday season. If you are wondering how to throw a party and make it great without alcohol, here are some tips on how to have a great party without the need for intoxication. Make sure to tell everyone that this is an alcohol-free party. Invite sober and non-sober friends [...]

October 4th, 2023|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Mrs. Wolfe Classroom Received Champion Grant from the Ottumwa Legacy Foundation

Emily Wolfe, a Teacher at the Ottumwa – 1st Lutheran Sieda Head Start Center, received the Classroom Champion Grant. For the second year, the Ottumwa Legacy Foundation offers the Classroom Champions mini-grant program. The grant is to help Pre-K - 12th-grade teachers and para-educators who serve the students of Wapello County. The Legacy Foundation recognizes that many teachers and [...]

September 28th, 2023|Agency News, Child Development|

Sieda Monthly Dashboard: August

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. We finished another fiscal year of providing families with young children diapers from our pantry in Appanoose and Wapello County. We had our school supply [...]

September 26th, 2023|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|
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