News & Updates

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

Sieda 2020 Silver and Gold Program in Appanoose County

This is financially and emotionally a difficult time a year for senior homes in our community. There are over 310 seniors (60+) in Appanoose struggling below the 100% poverty line [1]. Moreover, 100s more at the Sieda’s LIHEAP and senior food bag program line of 175% of the poverty level.  Therefore, Sieda provides for seniors that enroll in Appanoose County [...]

January 25th, 2021|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

Sieda Jefferson County Children’s Christmas 2020

The Jefferson County community came together to adopt children or donate to the Jefferson County Sieda Children's Christmas. As a result, they made this a more cheerful Christmas for a child in a low-income family. 165 households with children under 18 in Jefferson County lived under 100% poverty line during 2018 [1]. Nearly double that for families below the 175% level. Sieda LIHEAP (Heating Assistance) [...]

January 21st, 2021|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

Tobacco Quitline Program for People with Behavioral Health Conditions

Sieda Tobacco Prevention suggests the Quitline program which provides intensive long-term support to quit tobacco products for good. People with mental health and substance use conditions have unique hurdles when quitting tobacco. National Jewish Health developed a tailored Quitline program to meet the needs of people living with behavioral health conditions. Individuals who report mental health and substance use disorders [...]

January 15th, 2021|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division Releases Annual Report

(ANKENY) – The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) released its fiscal year 2020 annual report on December 11th, 2020. Overall, total liquor sales were $367.3 million, an increase of 8.2 percent over the previous fiscal year, and over $133 million dollars was transferred to the State’s General Fund for appropriation by the Iowa legislature. The time period for this [...]

December 23rd, 2020|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Sieda Community Action Closed for Holidays

Sieda's offices will be closed on Thursday, December 24, and Friday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. We will reopen on Monday, December 28 at 8:00 a.m. Sieda will also be closed for the New Year's Day holiday on Thursday, December 31, and Friday, January 1. We will reopen on Monday,  January 4 at 8:00 a.m. Please take our [...]

December 16th, 2020|Agency News|

Responsible Gifting This Holiday

During this holiday season gift-givers will often purchase lottery scratch-off cards as a stocking stuffer or to add to a greeting card. Scratch-off cards can be a gift that has the possibility of it becoming an even bigger gift.  Lottery tickets, however, shouldn't be gifted to minors. This is why the Holiday Lottery Responsible Gifting Campaign returns every December to encourage people to [...]

December 7th, 2020|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

National Eviction Moratorium

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced a national eviction moratorium for virtually all tenants in the U.S to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order will be in effect until December 31, 2020. This declaration is for tenants, lessees, or residents of residential properties who are covered by the CDC’s order temporarily halting residential evictions (not including foreclosures [...]

December 2nd, 2020|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

Gambling and Gaming Problems Increasing

With many teens and young adults spending more time alone, the vulnerability to gaming problems is increasing. Moreover, young people are experiencing more isolation and boredom and less connection. For some, much less competition through sports is occurring. As one person put it, “COVID-19 is the gasoline on the gaming fire.” Even if money or micro-transactions (skins, loot boxes, [...]

December 1st, 2020|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|
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