Day on the Hill

The Family Development and Self Sufficiency (FaDSS) Program went to the Iowa Capitol to meet with our representatives and educate them about the program and Community Action. Our agency was joined by other agencies from across Iowa, oversight agencies such as the Department of Human Services staff, state FaDSS program staff, and other interested parties. It was a day of…

December 2019

Helping People and Changing Lives. It’s what we’re about. Here’s a few things we have been working on in December 2019. Sign up for our new monthly e-newsletter: But there’s more. Take a look at our Annual Report for fiscal year 2019 for more information and details

Board Highlight – Rick

Our board is comprised of three different community sectors; public, private, and the low-income. Rick represents the public sector as he is also a county supervisor. Learn more about our board here.

Newsletter Sign-Up

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November 2019

Take a look at a few things we’ve been up to in November. There’s always so much more happening around Community Action than this small graphic can show. Helping People, Changing Lives. View the Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report for more.

Board Member Highlights

We have some amazing people who volunteer their time to provide oversight to our agency through serving on our board of directors. Take a minute to watch these highlight videos. Highlight video of board member and secretary Cyndi. Highlight video of board member Jim. More information about who serves on our board, what it means to serve on our board,…

5 Tips for Setting a Holiday Spending Plan

It’s the “season for giving,” so spending money and sharing with others seems fitting, right? So then why do the holidays represent such a stressful time? This stress can often occur when you don’t have a financial plan or budget in place. Here are 5 tips we’ve crafted to help you stick to your holiday budget. Remember that whatever you’re…

Healthy Foods for Young Families

WIC Director O’Brien presented to the board on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). She shared about food choices, services, recent changes, data, special diets, families, the farmers market component, WIC smartphone application, and some possible upcoming changes. WIC serves over 2700 participants in five counties in southeast Iowa. Clinic locations are open anywhere from…

October 2019

We are into a new fiscal year as programs continue to help people and change lives in our local communities.

Brad, Board Member Highlight

Brad is our board treasurer. Watch this short video and hear from him about Community Action and his involvement.