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 394 volunteers. Volunteers for Siouxland CARES, representing 12 community systems, contributed 10,190 volunteer hours in 2015 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.

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Siouxland CARES invites adults, parents, community leaders, organization staff, etc., to attend a “Be In The Know” Parent Session, on Monday, October 24 from 7-8 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, Sioux City, IA. Dr. Ray Sturdevant, Pediatrician, Prairie Pediatrics, Sioux City, and Marlene Sturdevant, ARNP and CNS, Prairie Pediatrics, will present on the topic, “Your Child’s Prescription-Use and Misuse”.

Dr. Sturdevant earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. He is trained and experienced in all areas of general pediatrics, with special interest in the management and treatment of children with behavior and school problems.  A member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Sturdevant has been active in medical staff affairs, serving as Chairman for the Department of Pediatrics. 

Marlene Sturdevant is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and also a Clinical Nurse Specialist with experience in pediatrics and special interest in adolescent health care and transcultural nursing. Her thesis focused on special-needs children and their families.  She has served as health care provider for the Crittenton Center Shelter and Boys & Girls Home for over 15 years.

Use this “Be In the Know” Parent Session as an opportunity to talk to children about alcohol and other illegal substances.  Talking with children about drugs is not as difficult as you may think, but it is not as simple as delivering one message (“Don’t do drugs”).  Ongoing communications that “grows” with your child is important!  Keep Our Children Safe & Healthy! 

 Siouxland CARES is once again selling tulip bulbs!!!  Order yours today!

Colors available: Red, Purple, Orange, and Yellow.

Plant them in October during Red Ribbon Week

and watch them grow in April for Alcohol Awareness Month.

Email cares@longlines.com with the number and color you would like.

Cost = $1.00 per bulb.  $25 extra if you want us to plant 100-200. $50 to plant over 200.

Here are just a few pictures of tulips that were sold last year and bloomed this spring.

Beautiful tulip bulbs from Mulders Tulip Town Bulb Company, Orange City, Iowa.  
















East Middle School Spartans Received beSomebody Award 

Beth Noel, President, Siouxland CARES, and Jennifer Gomez, CARES Board Members, recently presented East Middle School Positive Spartans with the beSomebody award from Siouxland CARES.