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.

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]).

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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!

Find out updates about assistance through MATURA.

Head Start Preschool Highlight!⭐️ ATTENTION! It is that time of year again... to start applying for the 2020-21 Pre-K sc...
04/22/2020

Head Start Preschool Highlight!

⭐️ ATTENTION! It is that time of year again... to start applying for the 2020-21 Pre-K school year! ✏️📚

MATURA Head Start offers a high quality comprehensive preschool program to 3 & 4 year olds in Bedford, Corning, Creston, Mt. Ayr, and Winterset.

Spots are filling quickly! Email our Enrollment Coordinator (Angie) at [email protected] to receive an application, today! You can also email her with any questions you may have.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you & your child! ❤️

TODAY ONLY, 1:30 - 2:00 PM, at the MATURA Union County Outreach - Free bananas and bread.  We have had a generous donati...
04/15/2020

TODAY ONLY, 1:30 - 2:00 PM, at the MATURA Union County Outreach - Free bananas and bread. We have had a generous donation of bananas and white bread. This is FREE to ANYONE in need. STAY IN CAR, a bag will be brought out to you.

Head Start Preschool Highlight!There's still a lot going on in the Head Start world. From some teachers delivering Easte...
04/15/2020

Head Start Preschool Highlight!

There's still a lot going on in the Head Start world. From some teachers delivering Easter goodies last week (practicing safe social-distancing by dropping off items on the porch and then waving to the kiddos from afar) to students receiving their second round of education packets and enjoying every bit of content within them! 💙💙

We're making the most out of the unprecedented times we are currently experiencing. We hope you are able to do the same!

Emergency Meals Available to Seniors in your community through Connections Area Agency on Aging.
04/14/2020

Emergency Meals Available to Seniors in your community through Connections Area Agency on Aging.

MATURA's WIC Program, Outreach Offices, and Central Office are still open.  Though we are not conducting face-to-face ap...
04/14/2020

MATURA's WIC Program, Outreach Offices, and Central Office are still open. Though we are not conducting face-to-face appointments, please call us for information or questions.

WIC: (641) 202-7114 or (641) 344-6013
Adair Outreach: (641) 743-2424
Adams Outreach: (641) 322-4096
Madison Outreach: (515) 462-4704
Ringgold Outreach: (641) 464-2401
Taylor Outreach: (712) 523-3144
Union Outreach: (641) 782-8431
Central Office: (641) 782-8431

Reminder that all MATURA locations are closed tomorrow.
04/09/2020

Reminder that all MATURA locations are closed tomorrow.

Reminder:  All MATURA locations are closed tomorrow.
04/09/2020

Reminder: All MATURA locations are closed tomorrow.

04/06/2020

Please keep in mind all our offices are closed this Friday. Plan ahead if you need a food pantry from your local Outreach Center.

04/03/2020

Trying to reach the Customer Service line for Unemployment?
ATTENTION CALLERS: When you call 1-866-239-0843 and after the call connects, you will hear a greeting and be provided a menu with options for the assistance you require. Once you make a selection, you will hear a phone ringing for 3-5 minutes. After the ringing has stopped, the phone will most likely go silent until your call is answered. The ringing and silence are a part of our phone system and we are unable to change these features at this time. Please stay on the line and we will answer your call as quickly as possible. Your call will be answered quicker if you simply remain on the phone versus hanging up and trying again. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are committed to helping all of our citizens. Remain on the line and you will be helped.

Head Start Preschool Highlight!I think it's safe to say that our students have been enjoying the "learning packets" we s...
04/03/2020

Head Start Preschool Highlight!

I think it's safe to say that our students have been enjoying the "learning packets" we sent out. We love receiving pictures of their happy selves continuing to learn & explore from their own homes. Until we can all be together in the classroom again - keep it up kiddos (& parents/guardians!)! ✏️📚

We miss you all! ❤️💙

Today is Census Day! Please take the time to complete. Every person counted in the 2020 Census will bring around $2000 i...
04/01/2020

Today is Census Day! Please take the time to complete. Every person counted in the 2020 Census will bring around $2000 in federal dollars to our communities- per person, per year, for ten years! This means it will impact our communities by determining funding for transportation, health centers, education, childcare, LIHEAP, SNAP, Weatherization program and more.

UPDATE:   MATURA Taylor Co. Outreach Center hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:30 until further notice. Food pantries are ...
03/31/2020

UPDATE: MATURA Taylor Co. Outreach Center hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:30 until further notice.

Food pantries are available at all Outreach locations. To drop off donations or to pick up a Food Pantry box, PLEASE CALL AHEAD. Outreach continue to accept LIHEAP applications through May 31, 2020 via phone and applicants can mail, email, or fax documents to us.

Head Start classrooms are temporarily closed, following the schedules of local school districts. Call 641-782-6201 if you have questions.

WIC is conducting appointments via Zoom or phone. For questions call 641-202-7114, 641-344-6013, or 641-344-6018.

Check out www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov with any changes in unemployment.
03/30/2020

Check out www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov with any changes in unemployment.

*** Update - March 28, 2020 at 7:20 am ***
The CARES Act has been signed into law; however, it is not yet effective and those benefits are not yet available.
***For self-employed individuals or those who will be filing for an extension: please do not file your claim until the benefits are in effect and you are eligible.***
Filing before you are eligible will only delay benefit payments for you and others. Please continue to check www.IowaWorkforceDevelopment.gov daily for updates and further instructions. Thank you.
*** If you were previously eligible for unemployment benefits, you can still file your weekly claim.***

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) information that goes into effect April 1, 2020. For more information vi...
03/27/2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) information that goes into effect April 1, 2020. For more information visit DOL Website: www.dol.gov/agencies/whd

03/27/2020
MATURA WIC-ISmile-1st Five

WIC is still open. Check out this video with an update from Karla on how they are providing their services to their WIC participants.

Video message from WIC/MCAH Director Karla Hynes

POSITION AVAILABLE:  MATURA Action Corporation has a part time opening for a MATURA Ringgold County Outreach Center Dire...
03/26/2020

POSITION AVAILABLE: MATURA Action Corporation has a part time opening for a MATURA Ringgold County Outreach Center Director. Job requirements include responsibility for multiple programs in Ringgold County and administration of community outreach center. Ability to communicate with all ages, maintain confidentiality of those seeking assistance, some travel, and computer experience are required. Letters of intent and resume should be directed to Danna Buls, [email protected] or mail to MATURA Action Corporation, 207B N Elm, Creston, IA 50801, by 4:00 p.m. on April 6, 2020 or until filled. For more information, call Danna (641) 782-8431. E.O. E.

The State of Iowa has created a new website for all things Iowa that might help you navigate all the information that is...
03/25/2020
Iowa COVID-19 Information

The State of Iowa has created a new website for all things Iowa that might help you navigate all the information that is out there concerning COVID-19. The link is https://coronavirus.iowa.gov.

Discover the latest resources, maps, and information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in your community.

The home page of the Creston Chamber of Commerce website is maintaining lists of businesses and restaurants impacted by ...
03/25/2020
www.crestoniowachamber.com

The home page of the Creston Chamber of Commerce website is maintaining lists of businesses and restaurants impacted by COVID-19. http://www.crestoniowachamber.com

Also, find closings and cancellations on KSIB radio website https://ksibradio.com Go to the Info & Events drop down box to Closings and Cancellations.

Home The Creston Chamber of Commerce Welcomes You To Creston, Iowa Creston is located in the beautiful rolling hillsides of southwest Iowa. As you learn more about Creston we hope you will see all that Creston, the regional center of Southwest Iowa,  and the surrounding area have to offer. The cit...

Update to Creston's Grab and Go Meals... new information about ordering the meals. Please visit this link 24 hours in ad...
03/24/2020

Update to Creston's Grab and Go Meals... new information about ordering the meals.
Please visit this link 24 hours in advance to register (kids age 1-18): https://forms.gle/BNhKA9G4p5WfskcY6

Head Start Preschool Highlight!Educational packets were sent out last Friday to all the students we serve. We hope our s...
03/23/2020

Head Start Preschool Highlight!

Educational packets were sent out last Friday to all the students we serve. We hope our students & families have fun working together through the learning activities we provided and enjoy the crayons and book as well. 📚✏️

We all miss you greatly and are looking forward to the day we are reunited in school for more learning & fun! ❤️

*Contact our Central Office (641-782-6201) if you need any support during this time. Our teaching staff will also be in contact with you.

COVID-19 is circulating in Iowa communities and many more Iowans are likely to become ill in the coming weeks. This guid...
03/23/2020

COVID-19 is circulating in Iowa communities and many more Iowans are likely to become ill in the coming weeks. This guidance describes isolation recommendations for well Iowans with potential COVID-19 exposure and Iowans who are ill with fever or respiratory symptoms (like cough or difficulty breathing).

COVID-19 is circulating in Iowa communities and many more Iowans are likely to become ill in the coming weeks. This guid...
03/23/2020

COVID-19 is circulating in Iowa communities and many more Iowans are likely to become ill in the coming weeks. This guidance describes isolation recommendations for well Iowans with potential COVID-19 exposure and Iowans who are ill with fever or respiratory symptoms (like cough or difficulty breathing).

Greater Regional Health
03/23/2020

Greater Regional Health

Greater Regional’s number one priority is patient and staff safety and our focus is to take care of our patient population. Head to our website for more information. -> http://bit.ly/2wiUmTI

Greater Regional Health
03/23/2020

Greater Regional Health

If you have any questions or upper respiratory symptoms, please call our help desk and you will speak to a RN. For after hours, dial (641) 782-7091.

Iowa Department of Public Health
03/19/2020

Iowa Department of Public Health

The IDPH WIC office has received numerous calls regarding a FALSE Facebook post that states the government will be sending "disaster cards" because of expiring WIC benefits and/or that WIC offices are closed.

These are both false. WIC benefits will not run out at the end of the month. WIC is OPEN and is providing services to existing and new families remotely. If you have questions, call 515-281-6650 or 800-532-1579.

Address

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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