Thanks for visiting the home page for Siouxland CARES About Substance Abuse. Siouxland CARES (Community-wide Awareness, Resources, Education and Support) About Substance Abuse is a community coalition comprised of 412 volunteers. Volunteers for Siouxland CARES, representing 12 community systems, contributed 7,739 volunteer hours in 2017 to CARES programs and services. The mission of CARES is to improve the quality of life in Siouxland by eliminating the abuse of alcohol and other drugs and related violence.

Nominate a Young Ambassador!

The Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission’s is accepting applications for its Young Ambassadors program that honors students who have displayed good character and/or exceptional leadership inside or outside of the classroom.     

All nominated students will receive a free Young Ambassadors t-shirt, gifts from area businesses, and public recognition on May 7, 2018 at 7 p.m. at City Hall.  From the nominations, 10 students will be selected to be mentored by members of the Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission.

To be eligible, the student must be in 4th-7th grade during the current school year, enrolled in a Sioux City public or parochial school, reside in Sioux City but attend a school outside of Sioux City, or be home schooled in Sioux City.

To submit an application, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YWD2MJV and fill out the requested information.  Nomination deadline is March 23, 2018.  Please direct questions to siouxcitymyc@gmail.com or cares@longlines.com.

beSomebody Award!

CONGRATULATIONS to George Gengler, our beSomebody Award recipient! For more than 27 years, George Gengler has been involved in drug prevention through the Elks Lodge. He has distributed thousands of red ribbons, books, and brochures to school age children. George also coordinates sessions for national speakers to present to adults and youth in our area. He truly embodies the spirit of the beSomebody Award! Thank you George for being somebody and making our community a better place to live, work, and raise families!


Siouxland CARES Social Media Update

You can now find Siouxland CARES on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Just search @SiouxlandCARES!