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Sioux City and Woodbury County Salvation Army assistance programs.

Find more details on what the Salvation Army center in Sioux City can do to help in an emergency, including one time rent or utility bill help, free food, homeless shelters or free school supplies. In addition, the church is an agency that holds ministries, counsels’ individuals, and is looking to support the vulnerable and struggling in the community. A number of social services are available in the Woodbury County area that may be able to help, even including a Family Store in Siouxland.

When seeking assistance, in particular financial for paying bills, housing, or other living expenses, bring proof of income, residency; copies of a lease or utility bills, and other supporting documentation. Even for free Christmas gifts or toys documentation is needed. An assessment and interview will need to be done with a social worker from the Sioux City Salvation Army. The funding is limited, though the charity does its best to help as many clients as possible.

Salvation Army Woodbury County social services

This type of support more falls under the umbrella of growth, development, and personal responsibility. Case workers will go over the resources available. Or there are more ministry type services for women as well as men, whether they are single or married.

The social services from the Woodbury County Salvation Army are sometimes called case management. The goal is to always get the client on the path to success. Sometimes it needs to be financially, and this is where budgeting, employment, and financial literacy come into play. Sometimes the person needs general growth and development, from counseling or ministries services. In other cases drug or alcohol recovery services come into play. No matter the need, the case management process will try to find a solution.

Free material goods and thrift store

Volunteers from across Woodbury County as well as donations from the community allow these Salvation Army programs to operate. There are fund raisers held, food drives, donations from companies such as Wal-Mart or non-profits including Target, and many other groups that contribute to this.




These contributions from the public, as well as the hard work of volunteers, enable the following resources to operate. The goods keep the thrift store in Siouxland open for families to shop in. Donations also keep services as wide ranging from the food pantry or soup kitchen open and helping to address hunger. Contributions from the public also allow the critical Woodbury County Salvation Army Back to School as well as Adopt a Family Christmas gift resources open. Anyone, or person, that wants to give back by donating or volunteering can do so.

Financial help from Salvation Army in Sioux City

In some limited cases, and especially when there is a crisis, this is when the Woodbury County Salvation Army may be able to help. They often focus on instances in which the client has a short term hardship, and they have a guarantee of being able to pay the bills or rent or food costs on their own in the near future.

When possible, there can be some money to pay rent when missed payments could lead to an eviction. Similar financial aid may be available for water, heating, or electric bills to keep service on when a disconnection is the alternative. Other uses on funds may be medications, bus passes for work, and more.

Additional Sioux City Salvation Army programs

One of the big ones is referrals. There is only much the local Sioux City center can do. So they can say refer the homeless to shelters or place senior citizens into supportive housing. There are also many programs for youth and children out of school, including Woodbury County summer camps, after school care or free daycare vouchers in Iowa, and free snacks to feed kids that normally rely on school lunches.





The elderly is general are a big focus. Other groups that the Salvation Army tend to see include anyone living on a fixed income (disabled or retirees), single moms or dads, and the unemployed. Even if an applicant does not cleanly fit into one of the Sioux City Salvation Army programs, the charity will work to maybe customize an option for them or link them to another resource.

Applying for help from Salvation Army in Woodbury area

For more details on what may or may not be offered, the center is at 415 Villa Ave, Sioux City, IA 51103, and the address of the Family Store is 1901 Cornhusker Drive, South Sioux City, NE (phone 402-494-7997). Call 712-255-8836 or make an appointment for services.

By Jon McNamara

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