MATURA Action Corporation

MATURA Action Corporation MATURA Action Corporation is a non-profit community action agency with offices in Madison, Adair, Taylor, Union, Ringgold, and Adams Counties in Iowa.
We are your first call. MATURA Action Corporation became an incorporated non-profit community action agency on 9/28/1965 with offices in the six original counties MATURA serves: Madison, Adair, Taylor, Union, Ringgold, and Adams. A few of MATURA programs have expanded into 22 additional counties. MATURA Action Corporation is committed to step up to the daily challenges to strengthen not only individuals and families, but the community at large. MATURA serves over 10,000 individuals and over 3,700 low-income families a year!
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MATURA Action Corporation is committed to step up to the daily challenges to strengthen not only individuals and families, but the community at large. MATURA serves over 10,000 individuals and over 3,700 low-income families a year!

Mission: MATURA Action Corporation shall provide quality programming for families and individuals in need, assisting them in achieving self-sufficiency, in strengthening families and in improving their quality of life.

07/07/2020

Our Taylor County Outreach Center will only be open from 9am to noon Thursday July 9th through Friday July 17th.

Head Start Preschool Highlight!✨We are hiring Classroom Aides! Please help us spread the word.
07/06/2020

Head Start Preschool Highlight!

✨We are hiring Classroom Aides!

Please help us spread the word.

In memory of Eldon Starmer, former MATURA Weatherization Director, and in honor to all active U.S. military members and ...
07/03/2020

In memory of Eldon Starmer, former MATURA Weatherization Director, and in honor to all active U.S. military members and veterans, we wish everyone a very safe and fun-filled 4th of July weekend! We thank you for your service!

07/02/2020

🌞 🍏🥕🍞 Free Summer Lunches for Kids 🍞🥕🍏 🌞

The Creston Area Food Pantry and a coalition of local churches (One in Christ) will be providing free lunches for children during the weeks between the end of the Creston Community Schools lunch program and the beginning of school in August. The program will begin on Monday, July 13, 2020, and end on Friday, August 21, 2020.

The program will provide Grab-and-Go lunches at the Creston First United Methodist Church, 400 North Elm, and at Rainbow Park on the south side of Creston.

The serving schedule will be different at each site. Meals at the Methodist Church will be picked up in the north parking lot each week Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. A snack bag will be included with the lunch. A weekend take-home food bag will be included with the Friday lunches.

The Rainbow Park location will serve the bag lunches on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:30am until 12:00pm. Two lunches will be handed out on Mondays and Wednesdays, and the Friday lunch will include a lunch and a weekend take-home food bag.

All children are welcome at either location. Contact persons for the Program are Mark O’Riley at the Creston Area Food Pantry and Susan Weight, First United Methodist Church, 641-202-4408.

This event/program is NOT sponsored by the Creston Community School District. It is parent information only, and parents should contact the specific organization for details if interested.

07/02/2020

Our Ringgold County Outreach Center will not open today due to an emergency. Stay safe and have a good holiday weekend.

All MATURA locations will be closed this Friday, July 3rd, in observance of July 4th.
06/30/2020

All MATURA locations will be closed this Friday, July 3rd, in observance of July 4th.

IowaWORKS
06/25/2020

IowaWORKS

The Southwest Iowa Local Workforce Development Board is now hiring for an Executive Director to provide leadership and management for the board and the workforce development system! Apply by submitting a resume to [email protected]. Applications are due July 15th. The full job description is posted in the comments!

MATURA Action Corporation has a Temporary Full-time opening for an Employment Specialist position located at the IowaWOR...
06/19/2020

MATURA Action Corporation has a Temporary Full-time opening for an Employment Specialist position located at the IowaWORKS office in Creston. May be assigned to work with any customer group but primarily within the Workforce Investment and Opportunities Act (WIOA) programs to meet eligibility guidelines and assist with educational or employment goals through case management services. Job duties assigned may include staffing assignments in the office, presentations, teaching workshops, case management, proctoring assessments or assisting businesses with filling job openings. Travel may be required within our eight county region. Must be able to direct customers to additional educational and vocational services when needed.
Bachelor’s degree preferred. High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required; or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Direct questions to IowaWORKS, 641-782-2119, ext. 14. Letters of interest should be directed to Ron Ludwig at the IowaWORKS Office, 215 N. Elm, Creston, IA or via email at [email protected] until filled. E.O.E.

Head Start Preschool Highlight!⭐️Enrolling Pre-K Students!Looking for a preschool program for your 3 or 4 year old? Call...
06/18/2020

Head Start Preschool Highlight!

⭐️Enrolling Pre-K Students!

Looking for a preschool program for your 3 or 4 year old? Call MATURA Head Start today! 641-782-6201

We have classrooms in Bedford, Corning, Creston, Mount Ayr, & Winterset 📚✏️

Head Start Preschool Highlight!⭐️We Are Hiring!Classroom Aides in Bedford and Winterset. Passionate about working with p...
06/17/2020

Head Start Preschool Highlight!

⭐️We Are Hiring!
Classroom Aides in Bedford and Winterset.
Passionate about working with preschoolers? This job might be for you!

Contact Julie Lang ([email protected]) or call 641-782-6201 today!

Head Start Preschool Highlight!✨Now Hiring! Food Service position in Creston. Contact Julie Lang (jlang@maturaia.org) or...
06/16/2020

Head Start Preschool Highlight!

✨Now Hiring!
Food Service position in Creston. Contact Julie Lang ([email protected]) or call 641-782-6201 today!

Head Start Preschool Highlight!⭐️ ATTENTION!Summer School programming in Creston!Note: this is not just for Head Start e...
06/15/2020

Head Start Preschool Highlight!

⭐️ ATTENTION!
Summer School programming in Creston!

Note: this is not just for Head Start eligible children. If you are interested & your child meets the criteria, call MATURA Head Start today! 641-782-6201.

Our Outreach Thrift Stores will open back up Monday, June 15th with limited hours and the following requirements to keep...
06/09/2020

Our Outreach Thrift Stores will open back up Monday, June 15th with limited hours and the following requirements to keep our workers, volunteers, and shoppers safe:

Thrift Stores will be open from 9am to noon and reopen from 1pm to 3pm. This will allow for the additional sanitizing and cleaning to take place. ONLY 6 CUSTOMERS at one time will be allowed in the center.

Customers will be screened at the door before entering the center and will have a limited amount of time they can spend in the center shopping. You are required to wear a mask. Restrooms are closed to the public and no trying on of clothes. Children under the age of 16 will not be able to enter the center. Social distancing of 6 feet will be enforced. No gathering or loitering will be tolerated in the centers.

Please be kind and courteous to your fellow community members by abiding by these requirements. We will continue to reevaluate these requirements and make adjustments as we deem safe. Our outreach staff will still be available their regular business hours to assist with other needs. Please contact them directly with any specific question.

Thank you and happy shopping!

06/08/2020
Community Action Agencies are open

During COVID-19, MATURA is open. Our mission remains the same: MATURA Action Corporation shall provide quality programming for families and individuals in need, assisting them in achieving self-sufficiency, in strengthening families and in improving their quality of life.

Updated information from Greater Regional Health on Test Iowa Clinic.
06/04/2020

Updated information from Greater Regional Health on Test Iowa Clinic.

Updated information on setting up an appointment with Test Iowa. If Greater Regional does not show up, hit the arrow until you get your QR code.

Head Start Preschool Highlight!Although the end of this school year looked much different than years past at each of our...
05/29/2020

Head Start Preschool Highlight!

Although the end of this school year looked much different than years past at each of our centers, our top-notch teaching staff prevailed and continued to provide education/support to our students and families through educational packets, Zoom meetings, phone calls, drop offs, etc.

We are so thankful for our "Head Start family" and how we continued to prove that we are "all in this together". ❤️

05/28/2020
Creston Farmers' Market

Creston Farmers' Market is opening up on Monday!
See details below.

Opening day of Creston Farmers' Market is Monday, June 1st 4-6:30, located on the SE corner of McKinley Park. • Due to Covid 19, we are going back to the basics! Only farm products will be available for purchase. This includes:
o produce, meat, eggs, honey, etc.
o plants
o Ready to eat food products (baked goods, etc.)
o Bath and body products such as lotions and soaps made with farm products like lavender, goat’s milk, beeswax, etc.
• Please social distance six feet in a single file line when purchasing from vendor
• No touching food products
• No gathering, lingering or sitting
• No eating on site
• We encourage consumers to wear masks and to stay home if sick.
At this time, public seating and restrooms will not be available. (If you are a vendor and would like to fill out a contract ahead of time, please message Creston Farmers' Market.)
Thanks for your patience and understanding!
Sincerely,
Alexi Groumoutis, Market Manager

05/26/2020

Though the doors are closed to walk-ins, please call your local MATURA Outreach Center for Food Pantry (donations or pick-up), for LIHEAP and crisis programs.
Adair County: 641-743-2424, Adams County: 641-322-4096,
Madison County: 515-462-4704, Ringgold County: 641-464-2401,
Taylor County: 712-523-3144, Union County: 641-782-8431

MATURA Action Corporation's cover photo
05/22/2020

MATURA Action Corporation's cover photo

All MATURA locations will be closed Monday, May 25th, for Memorial Day. Have a great weekend!
05/22/2020

All MATURA locations will be closed Monday, May 25th, for Memorial Day. Have a great weekend!

Head Start Preschool Highlight!⭐️ Now HIRING!We are adding a 3rd person (Classroom Aide) to our area classrooms. Do you ...
05/19/2020

Head Start Preschool Highlight!

⭐️ Now HIRING!

We are adding a 3rd person (Classroom Aide) to our area classrooms. Do you love kids and want to support them in a fun work environment? This job could be for you! 💙 Hiring in Bedford, Creston, and Winterset.

Alerting customers to another scam in Iowa. Please read information below provided by Iowa Homeland Security and Emergen...
05/19/2020

Alerting customers to another scam in Iowa. Please read information below provided by Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Consumer Beware: electrical providers are reporting the following scams being targeted at their customers on a statewide basis in Iowa.

1. Scam caller advising customer that if they are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19, they are eligible to pay a portion of their past due balance upfront and defer the balance for up to 3 months. Customer provides payment over the phone to scammer.

2. Scammer advises payment arrangements are being cancelled or revised to assist with COVID-19 and that by providing them with account information, they can take care of outstanding payments by phone.

3. When asked why the caller ID shows up as "Unavailable" or "No Caller ID" the scammer says they are working from home and the caller ID phone number will not appear as the utility company phone number. Seemingly reasonable response, caller provides payment information or account information by phone.

More information: https://bit.ly/3g3OpfK

Hyvee will be giving away carrots on Thursday! See details below. 🥕 #whatsupdoc
05/18/2020

Hyvee will be giving away carrots on Thursday!
See details below. 🥕 #whatsupdoc

Mark your calendars because there’s a big delivery coming to Creston – and it’s all for our valued customers! We’re partnering with Grimmway Farms to give away more than 37,000 FREE carrots during a contactless, drive-thru event on Thursday starting at 10 a.m. The first 620 customers will receive one, 10-pound bag of carrots.

Off of Sheldon Street, enter into the parking lot southwest of the store and we will safely load one bag of fresh carrots into your vehicle for you and your family to enjoy. Product available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Limit one bag per vehicle. Walk-ups not allowed. #HelpfulSmileStrong

05/15/2020
LIHEAP-qualified households may receive a one-time payment to assist with their household heating costs, regardless of h...
05/15/2020

LIHEAP-qualified households may receive a one-time payment to assist with their household heating costs, regardless of heating fuel type. LIHEAP has been extended due to COVID-19.

05/12/2020
Who doesn't like free food?  With the effects of COVID-19 on families, we want to help out families in need!
05/12/2020

Who doesn't like free food? With the effects of COVID-19 on families, we want to help out families in need!

May is Community Action Month #TBT #LBJ #ThowbackThursday
05/07/2020

May is Community Action Month
#TBT #LBJ #ThowbackThursday

Happy National Nurses Day to our amazing nursing staff at MATURA! 🥰
05/06/2020

Happy National Nurses Day to our amazing nursing staff at MATURA! 🥰

HAPPY NURSES WEEK!! We are so blessed to have some of the best nurses on our team, I'd like to give a huge shout out to Karla Hynes, Astra Jennings, Brenda Comer, Brenda Sedlmayr and Michelle Powell, thanks for all you do.

Head Start Preschool Highlight!Happy National Teacher's Day! 📚✏️🍎Help us show a little appreciation to our wonderful Hea...
05/05/2020

Head Start Preschool Highlight!

Happy National Teacher's Day! 📚✏️🍎

Help us show a little appreciation to our wonderful Head Start teaching staff! We are blessed with some of the very best. It takes a BIG heart to shape little minds. ❤️

MAY is Community Action Awareness Month! 💞 MATURA is here working diligently every day to move individuals toward self-s...
05/04/2020

MAY is Community Action Awareness Month! 💞
MATURA is here working diligently every day to move individuals toward self-sufficiency. #MayThe4thBeWithYou

MATURA's website is not functioning correctly. We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please call the main office if you h...
04/30/2020

MATURA's website is not functioning correctly. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please call the main office if you have any questions.
(641) 782-8431

Head Start Preschool Highlight! ✨HIRING!We are seeking a Teacher Associate for our classroom in Corning. If you or someo...
04/29/2020

Head Start Preschool Highlight!

✨HIRING!

We are seeking a Teacher Associate for our classroom in Corning. If you or someone you know would be interested in this position, contact Julie Lang ([email protected]).

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Head Start Preschool Highlight!⭐️NOW Hiring!⭐️We are actively seeking a Licensed Early Childhood Teacher for our Creston...
04/28/2020

Head Start Preschool Highlight!

⭐️NOW Hiring!⭐️

We are actively seeking a Licensed Early Childhood Teacher for our Creston center. If you or someone you know would be interested in this position, contact Julie Lang ([email protected]).

Feel free to share this post!

04/24/2020
Connecting with Community: Danna Buls

Danna Buls was invited by Mindy Stalker with UCDA to share information about the agency this morning for the virtual Area Business Coffee. If you haven't yet, go LIKE the Union County Development Association page and keep connected!

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207B N Elm
Creston, IA
50801

General information

Community action agencies assist families and individuals when they in need of assistance. Additional help may come from private sector partners, volunteers, and faith-based groups, all sharing the goal of stabilizing the situation. MATURA is one of seventeen community action agencies in Iowa with over 1,000 across the country. Each of the 99 counties in Iowa is served by a community action agency.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(641) 782-8431

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