Center For Siouxland
Legal Applicant: Center For Siouxland
Organization Description/Mission: Center For Siouxland, a non-profit human services agency located in Sioux City, Iowa, has been fulfilling our mission of "providing assistance to help people, empower lives, and build futures" since August 1, 1975. Center For Siouxland's programs and services including: Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), The Siouxland Volunteer Center, Community Assistance (food/personal products, prescription medications), Bridges West Transitional Housing and SPAN Permanent Supportive Housing for homeless families and individuals, a Conservatorship/Representative Payee Program, Consumer Credit Counseling, and HUD-certified Housing Counseling.
# of RSVP Volunteers proposed: 85 Amount of funding requested: $32,957.00
Primary Focus Area: Education
Other Focus Areas and Objectives: Economic Opportunity, Healthy Futures, Veterans and Military Families, and Capacity Building
Community Needs to be addressed: Improving school readiness and success in literacy and numeracy skills; income tax preparation assistance; preventing elder abuse from fraud and investment scams; food insecurity; social isolation ; support for active duty, veterans, and veteran families; garnering donations to sustain programs
Service Activities to address need: Free income tax preparation and filing; education to prevent investment fraud/scams; help with reading and math skills; help obtaining or accessing nutritious food; and help garnering in-kind donations.
Anticipated Outcomes: Increase student achievement in literacy and numeracy; reduce the number of families and individuals who experience food insecurity; decrease the number of homebound elderly who feel socially isolated.