Suicide Prevention Webinars

Veteran suicide prevention webinars will be offered this week to help family and friends recognize signs of suicide, and ways communities can work together to prevent Veteran suicides.

Download the webinar slides here: SAVE Community 9.11.17 AJ

Download the Veteran Outreach Toolkit here: myVAoutreachToolkitPreventingVeteranSuicideIsEveryonesBusiness

This training will be delivered virtually via Adobe Connect to view slides and phone line to hear audio.

September 12, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/save6281/

September 13, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/save6281/

September 15, 11:00 – 12:00 pm
http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/save6281/

At the designated time, click on the Adobe link above and log in as “guest” with your full name (first, last).
In addition, you will need to dial in via phone to hear the presentation. Dial 800-767-1750; access code 43912#
Audience: This offering is for local communities, Veteran advocates, and community groups that support the needs of
Veterans.
Presenter:
Aimee Johnson, LCSW, Program Specialist, Public Private Partnerships (Detail), VHA Office of Mental Health and
Suicide Prevention

Honoring All Who Served May 23

Veterans and Military Families, Thank you for your service! Please join us for a Free event, Tuesday, May 23rd from 5:30-7:00 p.m.! Support Siouxland Soldiers will provide a box of groceries for each family as well as a free BBQ dinner. There will be a resource fair and other resources available. Come catch up with your comrades and enjoy a Free BBQ!

 

2017 Softball for Armed Services Tournament

 

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Floyd Softball will host the 3rd Annual Softball for Armed Services Tournament Saturday, June 10 and Sunday June 11 at the Floyd Softball Fields at Chautauqua Park Sioux City, IA.  Teams from across the Midwest are invited to compete with 100% of the tournament proceeds being donated to Support Siouxland Soldiers, a non-profit organization that provides food, shelter, support and care-packages to our Siouxland Veterans, deployed Troops and Military families.

Saturday will include a special ceremony to honor our Siouxland Veterans with great food, music, raffles, prizes, kids games, bouncy houses, IZZON Photo Booth and more. The grill and concessions will also be available all weekend with specials and Military discounts.

The cost to register a team is $125 (100% of the proceeds will benefit Support Siouxland Soldiers) To register a team please visit the Facebook page: Floyd Softball or Support Siouxland Soldiers for details or call 279-0248 or email Rita parkerfloyd618@gmail.com Deadline to register is Friday, June 6, 2016.

For more information about Support Siouxland Soldiers please visit www.supportsiouxlandsoldiers.com

Operation Warming Hearts Event provides Help on the Homefront for Siouxland Veterans and Military Families

[Sioux City, IA] – In honor of Veteran’s Day, Support Siouxland Soldiers is partnering with the American Red Cross, the Elks Club and Operation Engage America to provide a little “Help on the Homefront” for our Siouxland Veterans and Military families. Operation Warming Hearts will take place on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the American Red Cross, 4200 War Eagle Dr.

All Veterans and Military families are invited to attend this free event which will provide a free dinner, a box of groceries, winter gear for Military kids and a resource fair.

Volunteers may use this link to sign-up to help during the event: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0B48A8AD2CA4F94-operation

For more information please email  siouxlandtroops@gmail.com

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Free Breakfast to Honor Armed Services Day!

Veterans and Military Families, Join us the day before Armed Forces Day for Free Donuts, Waffles & Coffee on Friday, May 20th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Support Siouxland Soldiers, 1551 Indian Hills Dr. Suite 102.

email siouxlandtroops@gmail.com Please invite and SHARE with your fellow Veterans and Military Families!

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Thank You Thrivent Financial, Sioux City Explorer’s and All Who Joined Us!

Thrivent Financial, The Sioux City Explorers and Support Siouxland Soldiers joined forces during the July 3rd Explorer’s baseball game to raise awareness and monetary donations for Siouxland Veterans in need.

During the game Thrivent Financial presented Support Siouxland Soldiers with a check on the field; the Explorer’s auctioned off camouflaged jerseys and the fans took up a collection to assist Siouxland Veterans with food and personal care items. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the Marina Inn, Luciano’s and other anonymous donors provided gift baskets to be raffled off. Together over $9,500 was raised for Support Siouxland Soldiers. The evening wrapped up with an incredible win over Sioux Falls and post-game fireworks show by Lantis Fireworks.

Thrivent Financial and the Sioux City Explorer’s  have raised over $63,000 over the course of six years to support Siouxland Veterans, Service Members and Military families. Support Siouxland Soldiers provides free meals, groceries, care-packages, housing assistance and emergency financial assistance to Siouxland Veterans.

 

Jobs for Veterans!

Support Siouxland Soldiers has recently been contacted by many Siouxland businesses who are looking to hire Veterans! As we are contacted, we will continue to update our list of job opportunities.

Click here for the most recent local career opportunities and information about our local Sioux City IowaWorks Veterans Services office.

 

IowaWORKS:
2508 4th St
Sioux City, IA 51101
Telephone: (712) 233-9030
Fax: (712) 277-8438
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesdays. 9:00 – 4:30 PM
Map To Find Us

The Gold Card provides unemployed post-9/11 era veterans with the intensive and follow-up services they need to succeed in today’s job market. The Gold Card initiative is a joint effort of the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS).

An eligible veteran can present the Gold Card at IowaWORKS to receive enhanced intensive services including up to six months of follow-up. The enhanced in-person services available for Gold Card holders may include:

  • Job readiness assessment, including interviews and testing;
  • Development of an Individual Development Plan (IDP);
  • Career guidance through group or individual counseling that helps veterans in making training and career decisions;
  • Provision of labor market, occupational, and skills transferability information that inform educational, training, and occupational decisions;
  • Referral to job banks, job portals, and job openings;
  • Referral to employers and registered apprenticeship sponsors;
  • Referral to training by WIA-funded or third party service providers; and
  • Monthly follow-up by an assigned case manager for up to six months.

Eligible veterans can print a Gold Card here.

Click here for the most recent local career opportunities

Military Family Retreat at Camp Okoboji!

Operation Barnabas is hosting a Military Family Retreat at Camp Okoboji, September 21 – 23. This retreat is for all military families who have recently had a family member return from deployment. It is designed for couples and their children with sessions lead by Military Chaplains, children’s activities, and free time.  Be sure to bring weather appropriate clothing, fishing supplies, camp has canoes, sand volleyball, basketball, and other recreational equipment.

Staff:

Camp Okoboji contact: Lori Gamble- 712-337-3325 (office), 712-320-3364 (cell)
Retreat Leader: Matt Warnke (USN Retired Chaplain)
Presenter: Andy Carlson (Former Navy Chaplain)

Costs—payment due with registration
Families will be responsible for travel expenses to Camp Okoboji and Friday night Dinner.
Retreat Fee: $100 per couple, $25 per child (3-18), Single person $50, Ages 0-2 (Free)

Click here for registration form and more info: 2012 Military Family Retreat.

Food for Veterans Goes Live!

Today we served over 140 people with over 2,000 lbs. of free food!

Our veterans and their families proudly serve and sacrifice, putting the priority of our Country before their own. As we continue to send care-packages, we also want to support our Veterans and Military families in need right here on the Homefront. That is why Support Siouxland Soldiers is launching “Food for Veterans”. We will be distributing a weeks worth of Free Food to our Veterans and their families as a way to thank them for their service and let them know that we appreciate their sacrifices.

If you are a Veteran and would like to receive free food, please email us at siouxlandtroops@gmail.com or Call (712) 541-8020, or fill out the form below.   All we need to know is your name, how many people are in your family and a way to contact you. We will have your food ready for pick-up on these upcoming dates.

Distribution Dates: (Saturdays)
July 14th
September 8th
November 10th
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

Sioux City Growth Organization raises funds for “Food for Veterans” project!

Join us this coming Sunday at Pipe Dream, Hinton IA at 2:00 p.m. for the Cardboard Cup!! Proceeds benefit Support Siouxland Soldiers’ “Food for Veterans” project. It’s easy!

1. Register your 2 person team at www.siouxcitygo.com

2. Build a cardboard boat with glue, paint and duct tape. (Need tips? click on this link for the secrets to winning!)

 Click here to read the Top Secret Manual: How to Win a Cardboard Boat Race