The Dakota County Connections website is designed to help families build a safe and healthy environment. The following resources are available to provide more information and assist in locating services.

This resource listing provides the addresses and phone numbers of organizations. Each entry includes a brief description of the function of the organization.

The Dakota County Connections website is designed to help families build a safe and healthy environment. The following resources are available to provide more information and assist in locating services.

'A Better Way' Therapy

“A Better Way” Therapy offers individual, couples and family counseling services to people of all ages. In home or in office therapy available. Therapists available that are trained in PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy) as well as CPP (Child-Parent Psychotherapy). NE and Iowa Medicaid accepted, as well as most private insurances.

Phone: (712) 253-3925

Address: 3900 Dakota Avenue, Suite 9 South Sioux City, NE 68776

BOOST Face Forward

Conveys the idea of youth leaving their past transgressions behind and looking forward towards a promising future. Juvenile arrests can follow youth for the rest of their lives and become a major barrier to inclusion and advancement in the workforce. The Face Forward grants will offer organizations the opportunity to develop programs that address this issue while developing the skills and opportunity youth need to move forward successfully in the workforce. The purpose of these grants is to improve the long-term labor market prospects of both court involved youth prior to adjudication and juvenile offender.

Phone: (712) 898-2242

Address: 822 Douglas St. Room 480, Sioux City Iowa 51101

Boys Club

The mission of the Boys Club of Sioux City is to inspire and enable all boys, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as responsible, caring and productive citizens.

The Boys Club Provides:

  • After school programs and activities
  • A Summer Day Program, Monday – Friday
  • Snacks and meals are offered
  • A safe place to learn and grow
  • Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
  • Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
  • Hope and opportunity

Phone: (712) 258-5545

Address: 823 Pearl Street, Sioux City, IA 51101

Boys and Girls Home and Family Services, Inc.

Boys and Girls Home and Family Services, Inc. is a non-profit, human service agency that has cared for children and adults in Siouxland since 1894. The purpose and mission (WE CHANGE LIVES) of Boys and Girls Home and Family Services is to strive to help individuals of all ages and families overcome life’s challenges and develop the skills necessary to be successful in their home, school and community environments.

Residential Treatment Program – Boys and Girls Homes and Family Services helps children between the ages of seven and eighteen years in their Residential Treatment Program.

Outpatient counseling services – are available to children, adolescents, adults and families to manage and deal with the stress of everyday life as well receive therapy for behavior or psychological disorders – all designed to help them heal and to strengthen families.

Intensive Outpatient Program – serves adolescents in crisis providing therapy, support and referrals to community agencies.

Opportunities School Program – an alternative education program for children in residential treatment and students in grades K-12 throughout the region who are in need of additional academic support. The Opportunities School helps to keep kids in school and helps them achieve academic success.

Staffed by a team of highly qualified professionals with two psychiatrists on staff, the stated mission of Boys and Girls Home and Family Services is WE CHANGE LIVES!

Phone: (712) 293-4700

Address: 2101 Court Street, P.O. Box 1197, Sioux City, IA 51102-1197

Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa

Boys Town is a national organization dedicated to helping children and their families. Boys Town developed its Integrated Continuum of Care as part of an ambitious, ongoing effort to expand the life-changing care we provide to children and families across the United States. The Continuum is unique to Boys Town and enables us to deliver the right care at the right time to troubled children and families who are edging toward crisis.

Across the Continuum’s service levels and in all programs, treatment is consistently effective because it’s based on the research-proven Boys Town Model®. As children and families make progress (or fail to make progress) at one level, they can move to other levels that better fit their needs, without starting over in their care and all within the same care model.

Services toward the top of the Continuum provide more intensive care and interventions to children with serious emotional or behavioral problems. Children receive these services outside of their homes, so reunification with their families, whenever possible, is always the ultimate goal.

Services toward the base of the Continuum focus on helping families stay together, preventing children from being removed from their homes, and assisting parents by providing training, counseling and other resources.

That’s why Boys Town is developing its Integrated Continuum of Care at its sites across the country to help reform the nation’s fragmented and overburdened child and family care system. Existing services and programs at each Boys Town location provide the foundation for building and spreading the Continuum.

Phone: (712) 258-6523

Address: 600 4th Street, Suite 901, Sioux City IA 51101

Center for Siouxland

The Center for Siouxland mission is “helping people, empowering lives and building futures” by providing the following programs and services…

  1. Client Trust/Representative Payee Program – These programs offer money management and protective payee services for elderly and/or mentally or physically handicapped persons not able to manage their own financial affairs. Financial Case Managers work with clients to meet their basic everyday needs, manage their finances and assets, and help them obtain medical/mental health services. The goal is to ensure a stable standard of living for those on a limited income.

  2. Bridges West Transitional Housing – The program provides housing and supportive services (case management; health, dental, and mental health care; child care; substance abuse counseling and treatment, transportation, youth enrichment activities; and basic needs) for up to 24 months for homeless families, couples, and individuals who have exhausted all personal resources and would be on the street if transitional housing was not available.

  3. HUD Certified Comprehensive Housing Counseling – This program provides counseling and education for homebuyers, homeowners, and renters including: Pre-Purchase Counseling and Education, Post-Purchase Counseling and Education, Mortgage Default and Delinquency Counseling, Foreclosure Counseling, and Rental Counseling.

  4. Consumer Credit Counseling – The program provides free, confidential credit counseling. Certified Credit Counselors assist with budgeting, debt reduction, money management, job layoffs, first-time home buying, and more. Counselors also conduct a variety of community outreach including workshops, seminars, and credit report reviews on-site at area businesses, colleges, and high schools. The Debt Management Plan (DMP) is a fee-based program that helps solve credit card and other debt problems.

  5. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) – This volunteer-driven program provides free income tax preparation and filing to low- to moderate-income individuals. In partnership with the United Way of Siouxland, the program promotes the Earned Income Tax Credit and saves the clients hundreds of dollars in paid tax preparer fees. Although the busiest time for taxes is from February 1 to April 15 each year, volunteers are available all year to file taxes from previous years.

  6. Prescription Medication Assistance – The program helps clients who are facing an immediate financial hardship obtain prescription medications for which they cannot afford the co-pay.

Phone: (712) 252-1861

Address: 715 Douglas Street, Sioux City, IA 51101

College Center

College Center is a partnership between Northeast Community College and Wayne State College. Students are able to earn associate’s and bachelor’s degrees here in South Sioux City with the most affordable tuition in the area. This commuter campus features high quality instruction by Northeast and Wayne State faculty, small class sizes, friendly and helpful staff and a connection to the employers in Siouxland. Northeast also offers diplomas and certificates as well as short-term and customized training for businesses. Wayne State also offers their Master’s in Education at the College Center, utilizing the popular community of learning model.

Phone: (402) 241-6400

Address: 1001 College Way, South Sioux City, NE 68776

Crittenton Center

Founded in 1895, Crittenton Center has a rich history of providing services to children and families in need. Our quality programs are designed to give life skills to children, young adults, and families that empower them to lead quality and self-sufficient lives. We help people in a wide variety of circumstances from children who need emergency shelter, families who need coping skills to prevent child abuse, families who need quality childcare to stay in the work force, teens who need childcare to stay in school, and homeless teens and disabled people who need housing.

Main Offices:

  • 303 West 24th Street
  • Sioux City, IA 51104
  • Phone: (712) 255-4321
  • Fax: (712) 252-4743

Emergency Shelter and Youth Development

  • 3901 Green Avenue
  • Sioux City, IA 51106
  • Phone: (712) 252-8262
  • Fax: 9712) 252-8265

Stella Sanford Child Development

  • 1724 Geneva Street
  • Sioux City, IA 51103
  • Phone: (712) 252-4785
  • Fax: (712) 252-4785

Crittenton’s Resource Center

  • 303 West 24th Street
  • Sioux City, IA 51105
  • English: (712) 898-8545
  • Spanish (712) 898-6514

Dakota County Health Department

The Mission of the Dakota County Health Department is to facilitate the achievement of optimal health and social well-being of the public. The Department encourages and supports the promotion of health living through education, prevention, protection and surveillance.

Services Provided:
Immunization Clinics, Health Education, Community Health Worker Support Services, Home Health Services, and Disaster Preparedness Education

Phone: (402) 987-2164
Fax: (402) 987-2163

Address: 1601 Broadway, Dakota City, NE 68731

Girls Incorporated of Siouxland

Girls Inc. delivers life-changing programs that inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained professionals, equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Phone: (712) 252-1088

Address: 500 Main Street, Sioux City, IA 51103

Goodwill of the Great Plains

Most people know us for our donation centers and thrift stores, but we’re so much more. We like to say we are “Green for Good”. Thanks to your green donations, Goodwill diverts millions of pounds of clothing and goods from landfills annually. Then when you shop our stores you are reusing goods, saving green, and helping the planet. Most significant of all, Goodwill reinvests all profits right back into the community offering individuals with barriers to employment work opportunities, independence, and quality of life. In other words, your donations and purchases help us reuse, resell, recycle, and reinvest. It’s the Goodwill Green for Good circle.

Phone: (712) 258-4511

Main Office: 3100 W. 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51103

Heartland Counseling Services

The mission of Heartland Counseling Services, Inc. is to provide quality outpatient counseling, education, community service programs, and prevention services to individual, groups and families and to provide consultation to community organizations.”- Heartland Counseling Services Inc. is a community behavioral health agency in South Sioux City, Nebraska which specializes in mental health and substance abuse services. A sliding scale is available for Nebraska residents.

• Individual, Family, Couples, and Group Therapy in clinic, home, nursing homes, schools, and jails.

• Mental Health and Substance Abuse Evaluations

• Community Support Services and Peer Support Services

• The Life Center, Day Rehabilitation Center

• Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management

• Anger Management Groups

• Substance abuse prevention in the local community schools

• DUI/MIP Education Classes

• Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Substance Abuse

• Continuing Care Groups for Substance Abuse

• Crisis Response Program

Phone: (402) 494-3337

Address: 917 W. 21st Street, PO Box 355, South Sioux City, NE 68776

Jackson Recovery Centers

Jackson Recovery Centers provide prevention, education, intervention, and comprehensive treatment services for adults, adolescents, children and families suffering from addiction and/or co-occurring disorders.

Phone: (712) 234-2300

Light of the World Gospel Ministries

Light of the World Gospel Ministries is a bible believing, bible teaching Christian church located in Walthill, Nebraska within the boundaries of the Omaha Indian Reservation. With a heart for the lost, the new believer as well as mature believers our congregation is a diverse, multi-cultural part of the body of Christ with a large, vibrant youth group. All walks of life are welcome here; whether you are just visiting or looking for a Spirit filled, Christ centered church to call home, come and experience the life changing power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Phone: (402) 846-5053

Address: 214 Main Street, Walthill, NE 68067

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

The Department of Health and Human Services provides a variety of services which include financial assistance, education and protecting people through public health efforts, assisting the elderly, the poor and those with disabilities, providing safety to abused and or neglected children or vulnerable adults, or serving those in need of 24 hour facility care.

Phone: (402) 987-3445

Address: 1401 Pine Street, Dakota City, NE 68731

Nebraska Extension in Dakota County

Most Nebraskan’s aren’t aware of how much Extension is supporting them on a daily basis, in almost every area of their life. Many are aware of the services Extension provides to the agricultural community, but Extension provides expertise and know-how to sectors as diverse as nutrition, health care, and technology.



As caring adults in young children’s lives we play a major role in setting the stage for lifelong learning, discovery and success. Nebraska Extension is committed to providing research-based strategies to help you support the holistic development of the young child in your care.


Extension is committed to helping Nebraskan’s know more about creating resource- and energy-efficient rural and urban landscapes, protecting and managing water resources, properly managing insect and wildlife pests, and more.


CVI is focused on launching the heart and soul of the state, its rural and urban communities, into the future by focusing on entrepreneurship, recruiting new residents, disaster recovery, broadband access, engaging youth and young adults, and building businesses.


Population growth puts a greater stress on expanding yields for food, which still encouraging resource stewardship. To help meet this challenge, we share unbiased, research-based information for a diversified agricultural audience.


The Food, Nutrition and Health program is focused on improving nutrition, physical activity, and food safety outcomes for Nebraskans.


4-H empowers youth, ages 5-18, to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 4-H is education for life that uses a learn-by-doing approach. In Nebraska.

Phone: (402) 987-2140

Address: 1508 Broadway Street, Dakota City, NE 68731

Nebraska State Probation (Sixth Probation District)

The District Six Probation Office and Reporting Center in South Sioux City provides probation services for the county and district courts of Dakota, Thurston, Dixon, and Cedar Counties.  In addition to providing probation supervision for adults and juveniles, District Six provides a host of services for the community.  These services address employment, education, substance abuse, mental health, and cognitive programs designed to reduce criminal thinking and behavior.

Phone: (402) 987-2145
Address: P.O. Box 385, Dakota City, NE 68731

Phone: (402) 412-3601
Address: 1000 W 29th St. #118, South Sioux City, NE 68776

Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA

The Y is a diverse, non-profit organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

Phone: (402) 404-8439

Address: 601 Riverview Dr., South Sioux City, NE 68776

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NECAP)

NENCAP serves over 13,000 clients a year with programs such as : Head Start, Early Head Start, WIC, Immunization, Healthy Families, Weatherization, Family Services, Navigator, free tax preparation, car seat programs, Veteran Services, Commodity Supplemental Food Program and food pantries. NENCAP’s mission statement is, “People helping people, improving lives in Northeast Nebraska.”

For More information about local services in Dakota County Please contact:

Phone: (402) 385-6300
Fax: (402) 385-6310

Address: 603 Earl Street, PO Box 667, Pender, NE 68047

Northeast Community College

Northeast Community College currently has many classes, associate degrees, and training opportunities in South Sioux City, NE. A great education, an excellent value, and friendly and caring staff are just a few of the reasons students cite for choosing Northeast Community College. Our tuition is low and our success rate is high with 98% of our graduates transferring to a four-year school or finding jobs. If you want an affordable high-quality education that will lead to a great career, start your success with Northeast Community College.

Phone: (402) 241-6400


  • 1001 College Way, South Sioux City, NE 68776
  • 3309 Daniels Ln, South Sioux City, NE 68776

Office of Public Guardian

The Office of Public Guardian is designed to serve as the guardian or conservator for an individual when no other alternative is available.
In addition to providing the means of last resort as guardians or conservators for those situations where no family member or suitable individual is available, the Office of Public Guardian provides education, training, and support for volunteer and family guardians and conservators, and recruits individuals to serve as guardians and conservators for Nebraska’s vulnerable individuals.

Phone: (402) 471-2862

Address: 1445 K Street/P.O. Box 98910, Lincoln, NE 68509

Parent to Parent Network

Parent to Parent Network is a non-profit organization created by and for families that reside in Northeast Nebraska who are raising, or are primary caregivers for, children with behavioral/emotional challenges including social, emotional, mental, substance abuse and gambling.  We believe that children and their families can be successful and families/caregivers are the experts on their children’s needs and should be the main decision-makers for their children.  We understand the struggles and barriers parents face when accessing services and supports for their children in schools, the “system” and in their own communities because we too, have children with unique needs.  We acknowledge the importance of being able to talk to a nonjudgmental person who understands the challenges we face at home, with schools and in the community. We are dedicated to strengthening and empowering families by providing access to resources, support, advocacy and education.

Phone: (402) 379-2268

Address: 201 Miller Ave. Norfolk, NE 68701

Robyn Watchorn Newbrey, M.A. LIMHP, CPC Therapist

Robyn‘s office is located in South Sioux City and offers a variety of quality counseling services.

Phone: (712) 380-1384

Address: 3900 Dakota Ave. Suite 4B, South Sioux City, NE 68776

Saint Paul United Methodist Church

The church provides community outreach in many forms including meals provided for children and families, Food Bank Distribution 2nd Fri., 2-3 and coats for kids to name a few.

Phone: (402) 494-4138

Address: 2003 A Street, South Sioux City, NE 68776

Salvation Army Family Thrift Store

Salvation Army appreciates your donation of good, used clothing, household items and furniture.

For pick-up of your donation, call us at (402)494-7997.

Store Hours: Monday – Saturday 9 am to 8 pm

Phone: (402) 494-7997

Address: 1901 Cornhusker Drive, Ste. 105, South Sioux City, NE 68776

Siouxland Cares

Siouxland Cares is a volunteer driven community coalition formed to bring about community changes related to alcohol and other drug abuse and related violence. Formed in 1987 to address adolescent substance abuse, CARES has expanded its efforts to include the abuse of alcohol and other drugs and related violence by all age groups. Siouxland Cares also coordinates the activities for Dakota County Teen Court.

Phone: (712) 255-3188

Address: 101 Pierce Street, Sioux City, IA 51101

Siouxland Youth For Christ

Siouxland Youth for Christ provides outreach programs for teens in five local counties to explore their faith with the intent of making a noticeable spiritual impact. YFC provides a unique relationship building ministry for teens in middle and high schools, detention centers, alternative schools, teen centers and youth-oriented camps and venues. We collaborate with like-minded individuals, service providers and churches to lead teens towards a relationship with Christ and connect them to the church to make a positive impact in their family, school and community.

Phone: (712) 255-9599

Address: 1807 Nebraska Street, PO Box 1626, Sioux City, IA 51102

Sioux City BOOST

Sioux City BOOST will assist ex-offenders to become positive contributing members of society and achieve independence through service learning, education, vocational training and job placement.

Phone: (712) 224-2166

Address: 705 Douglas St. Suite 215, Sioux City, IA

South Sioux City Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

The South Sioux City Chamber is South Sioux City’s leading business organization promoting growth and prosperity.

Phone: (402) 491-1626

Address: 3900 Dakota Ave., Ste 11, South Sioux City, NE

South Sioux City Library

MISSION STATEMENT:  “The South Sioux City Public Library is an innovative and responsive community center that supports cultural programming, lifelong learning, literacy, and open access to the world of information and ideas, with a staff committed to excellence and personal service.”

Phone: (402) 494-7545

Address: 212 Dakota Avenue, South Sioux City, NE 68776

South Sioux City Police

The officers and civilian employees of the South Sioux City Police Department serve their community proudly by providing a full range of law enforcement services. We are a well-staffed, well trained and well equipped department. Our goal is to provide the best quality protection and police services to our community in order to enhance the quality of life for all of our citizens.

Phone: (402) 494-7553

Address: 701 W. 29th St. South Sioux City, NE

United Way

OUR APPROACH: The United Way believes that everyone in our community is entitled to a quality education, access to the tools needed to build financial stability and a safe environment with access to health services.

Through our Community Impact Fund we are working to make sure people get the support services they need right now while simultaneously addressing the root causes of key issues. When we focus on the building blocks of a quality life – Education, Income, and Health – we create true community impact.

OUR MISSION: To improve lives by uniting the caring power of our community.

Phone: (712) 255-3551

Address: 701 Steuben Street, Sioux City, IA 51101