MATURA News

March 16, 2020...

All Head Start classrooms are closed until further notice due to COVID-19.

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May 19, 2020...

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been extended until June 30th.  This is a continuation of the winter heating season that began October 1, 2019.  If you've already been approved for LIHEAP and are behind on your heating bill, please contact the Outreach Center you reside in to see if you qualify for crisis assistance.

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May 4, 2020...

MATURA's Adair and Taylor County Outreach locations will be closed on Fridays through May.

MATURA's Madison County Outreach is open reduced hours Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm. 

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April 27, 2020...

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been extended through May 31,2020.  Moratorium protection is through May 27, 2020 per Governor Reynold's State Public Health Emergency Declaration.  This is a continuation of the winter heating season that began October 1, 2019.  If you've already been approved for LIHEAP and are behind on your heating bill, please contact the Outreach Center you reside in to see if you qualify for crisis assistance.

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March 16, 2020...

WIC is continuing to provide services through Zoom or over the phone.  For information, call (641) 202-7114 or (641) 344-6013.

MATURA Outreach locations have their doors locked but are still providing Food Pantry (and accepting food donations).  LIHEAP and crisis applications will be completed as much as possible over the phone and work with individuals on getting the necessary documentation turned in.  All Thrift Stores located within our Outreach locations are currently closed and not accepting clothing/miscellaneous donations.

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March 16, 2020...

All Head Start classrooms are closed until further notice due to COVID-19.

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April 8, 2019...

MATURA's Adams County Outreach location has moved!  Stop and see us!

          MATURA Adams County Outreach

          1402 Hull Street

          Corning, IA  50841

          Open Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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June 28, 2017...

MATURA's Ringgold County Outreach Center is in the process of moving to their new location:  306 South Garfield Street, Mount Ayr, IA.  They will open July 3, 2017.

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November 1, 2013...

The MATURA Union County Outreach Center and FaDSS have moved to 207 N. Elm St. in Creston.  The phone number changed (641) 782-8431.  Though the Thrift Store has closed, the Food Pantry will continue to operate.

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April 29, 2013...

MATURA Action Corporation has a new logo, thanks to Taylor Powers, a student at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) and Linda Dainty, Art & Design instructor at SWCC.  MATURA contacted Linda Dainty in November to see if she had students who would be interested in helping us come up with a new logo.

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April 14, 2012...

A tornado struck the northwest section of Creston, Iowa.  The Clearview Apartment Complex, owned by Iowa 34 Housing, lnc. at 1013 Manor Drive suffered a direct hit from the tornado.  The complex, managed by MATURA Action Corporation, experienced extensive damage and was deemed by local officials as not habitable and structurally unsafe on 4/15/2012.  The Iowa 34 Housing Board met on May 15, 2012, and voted not to rebuild

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April 12, 2011...

A tornado went through Lenox and caused structural damage to the MATURA Neighborhood Center in Lenox.  It was decided to close the MATURA center since MATURA has in place an Outreach Center in Bedford to cover Taylor County. 

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1986...

MATURA moved their central office to 203 West Adams Street, Creston.

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1981...

MATURA had a big fire and everything was lost.  MATURA moved to the former Smith Bros.building.  CETA team moved to Highway 34 building as there was not room in the smaller building for all staff.

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1965...

MATURA was funded in 1965 by the Regional office of Equal Opportunity. MATURA Action Corporation was organized by its Articles of Incorporation on September 14, 1965.  An Executive Board was selected.  This Board was selected from the counties of MATURA Action Corporation.  The first central office was located above the Iowa State Savings Bank in Creston, at the corner of Maple and Montgomery Streets.

 

MATURA Action Corporation

Main Office

207B N Elm Street

Creston, Iowa  50801

Phone:  (641) 782-8431

Fax:  (641) 782-6287

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