Creatively Helping Our Kids
The Head Start and Early Head Start Programs at Community Action Agency of Siouxland had to close on March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but our teachers and staff worked hard with each family to help kids keep up their learning with educational packets. Kids received new books, arts and craft projects and information to help their emotional, mental and physical well being.
We are so grateful to everyone for making these packets possible. Since March, we have distributed nearly 2,500 packets to our children.
We are taking applications now for our 2020-2021 Head Start and Early Head Start Programs. To learn more, call us at 712-274-1610.
Visiting Our Families Virtually
So many of our families have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Early Childhood Home Visitor Program and Family Development Self-Sufficiency Program (FaDSS) staff met virtually each week with our families to check on their well being and make sure they were getting what they needed. While working with one of our families they said one of the most challenging things was transportation. With limited access, it was hard to get to work. However, after applying for funds at Community Action Agency, she was able to purchase a bicycle. Now this mother and son are able to bike safety where they need to go, all the while staying healthy and saving money on transportation costs. Find out more about our services ››
How You Can Help
Whether it be a donation of food, personal protective equipment or a monetary donation we have been so fortunate to have so many generous donors throughout this pandemic. It is through these donations that we have been able to continue your mission of "Helping People. Saving Lives." Find out more about how you can help ››
During This Pandemic We Have Helped...
Since closing our doors on March 17, we have helped hundreds of individuals and families with their needs. See how your support has helped them.
Individuals helped through our Food Bank:
Households helped with their rent:
Households helped with energy costs/air conditioners:
To ensure everyone's safety, we ask that you stay home if you are feeling ill or have tested positive for COVID-19. You can call our agency at 712-274-1610 and we can deliver the items you need to your home.