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MATURA staff are working hard to ensure you continue to receive the services you need while staying safe and healthy.

If you show symptoms of COVID-19, please do not enter our locations. Curb side pick up is available for food pantries. To drop off donations or pick up a food box, PLEASE CALL AHEAD.  Visit our Find Us page for Outreach center phone numbers and hours open.

Direct any WIC questions to 641-202-7114 or 641-344-6013.  WIC and MCAH program staff are at 210 Russell Street in Creston.

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Helping People.  Changing Lives.

MATURA Action Corporation partners with the community to 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.

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May is Community Action Month

What is Community Action?

In 1964, The Great Society, as envisioned by President

Lyndon Johnson, was a sweeping plan to improve the

lives of all Americans, regardless of their circumstances.

Inspired by President Kennedy and his New Frontier,

Johnson pledged to fulfill his promise of equal opportunity

for all by enacting several comprehensive changes within

the federal government.

In August of that same year, the Economic Opportunity Act

was signed into law by President Johnson creating the

nationwide Community Action Network.

There are approximately 1,000 community action agencies across the United States.

Every county in Iowa is serviced by a community action agency.

Click here to find the community action agency in your                   county of residence in Iowa.

MATURA Action Corporation
has a new logo

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MATURA has worked with Laura Pellman, "As You Wish Designs" to come up with a new agency logo that continues to use the widely used community action huggy heart and tagline. This will make branding easier for custom-made shirts and other items while still convey the message of hope.

The “Huggy Heart” logo was adopted in 2002 by the National Community Action Partnership  and is still used today at the national, state, and local levels. 

Click here for the Huggy Heart to be able to color for Community Action Month.  Please send us a photo once it's completed!


MATURA is the region's primary agency for striving to eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty.

MATURA is the designated Community Action Agency for the counties of Madison, Adams, Taylor, Union, Ringgold, and Adair. A few of our services extend beyond our six core counties. The links above detail

our programs and services.

We urge our customers to visit us at our many locations across the region. If you have any questions at any time, or would prefer to speak with us directly, please call us!  (641) 782-8431.

Thanks for visiting our site. We look forward to serving you!


Seeking Board Member

Business Meeting

MATURA Action Corporation is currently seeking a Board Member in Madison County:

  •  Business/Other Representative

Please contact MATURA's central office if you have any questions at (641) 782-8431.



available for FaDSS and

Head Start eligible families:

Applications are being accepted for the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance. Please call (641) 782-8431. 


Iowa Finance Authority's Rent and Utility Assistance Program

Additional utility bill assistance may be available for Iowans impacted by COVID-19.  For more details visit


"Our aim is not only to relieve the symptom of poverty, but to cure it and, above all, to prevent it." 

- President Lyndon Johnson  (January 8, 1964, State of the Union Address)

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Show Your Support

Clothes Donation


Food, Gently Used Clothing & Household Goods


Make A True Change

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Help Those Less Fortunate

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Financial and Organization Information

Year ended 
September 30, 2020

MATURA Strategic Plan 2021-2024

Annual Report

MATURA IRS Form 990 
Year ended
September 30, 2020


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.

To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992 or submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

Fax: (202) 690-7442


USDA Complaint Form

Click here to view in Spanish.

Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement:

It is the policy of this provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.7 and 216.9.

If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this provider, please contact:

Iowa Civil Rights Commission
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-1004
Phone Number: 515-281-4121 or 800-457-4416
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