Wells Fargo Bank Check Presentation Video

Wed, Nov 18th, 2015

KTIV was at Center For Siouxland for the presentation of $15,000 from Wells Fargo Bank. Center For Siouxland would like to thank Wells Fargo for their generous donation.  Click the picture to see KTIV's video of the event.


Center For Siouxland Receives Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Grant

Tue, Nov 17th, 2015

Center For Siouxland was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation to provide foreclosure prevention counseling to preserve homeownership for current homeowners and stabilize our neighborhoods. The primary objective of Foreclosure Prevention Counseling is to assist the client with addressing the causes of their delinquency and develop an action plan with the most suitable options to prevent foreclosure. In addition to housing counseling/education, all participants receive financial counseling/education to improve their credit score and create a workable budget to manage their mortgage, utilities, and other bills. We also assist our clients with developing the skills and accessing community resources that will help them gain financial freedom and be successful homeowners.

Center For Siouxland has been providing programs/services to the Siouxland community for 40 years.  These programs include: Consumer Credit Counseling, HUD –certified Housing Counseling, Bridges West Transitional Housing, Representative Payee Program, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and Prescription Medication Assistance. Our programs focus on “helping people, empowering lives, and building futures.

Shown in the photo below Wells Fargo representatives present a check for $15,000 to support Center For Siouxland’s housing counseling program today at noon at 715 Douglas St., Sioux City, IA 51101.

Job Opening for a Financial Case Manager

Tue, Oct 27th, 2015

Center For Siouxland currently has a full-time job opening for a Financial Case Manager.

The Financial Case Manager works in direct service with clients and coordinates our efforts to manage clients’ benefits and benefit eligibility with members of their mental health treatment teams at agencies throughout the community.  The ideal candidate is a highly organized individual who has excellent interpersonal skills, experience working with populations with chronic illness and previous knowledge of Social Security Administration benefits.   

Job responsibilities:

  • Provide direct service to payee clients
  • Enrollment of new clients
  • Follow-up for the maintenance of eligibility for disability benefits
  • Assistance with budgeting and well-planned spending of benefits
  • Discharge planning and termination of services
  • Coordinate all services to clients with mental health providers at other agencies and other members of the Representative Payee Program team
  • Review and maintain treatment records and develop documentation regarding changes in clients’ situations that may impact benefit eligibility
  • Develop and implement expertise in the area of Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Income eligibility and other related benefits

 All staff members of the Representative Payee Program are expected to work as part of our energetic and innovative team in order to provide the highest level of service possible to our clients.  Collaboration among team members is essential and creative problem solving is strongly encouraged.

 Open until filled, if you are interested in this position please mail your resume and cover letter to: Center For Siouxland, Attention: Jonette Spurlock, 715 Douglas Street, Sioux City, IA 51101 or click e-mail to contact Jonette Spurlock.

Center For Siouxland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Center For Siouxland's Erica Carter Discusses Need for Tax Volunteers on KCAU Channel 9 News

Fri, Oct 23rd, 2015

Center For Siouxland's Erica Carter appeared on KCAU Channel 9 Friday, October 23, 2015 discussing the need for tax volunteers for the VITA program.  Click the photo below to view Erica's interview, thank you to KCAU!  For more information contact Erica at 712-252-1861 ext. 21 or click here to e-mail her.

VITA Program is Seeking Volunteers

Mon, Oct 19th, 2015

If you want to learn how to prepare taxes and help make a difference at the same time, the VITA program is looking for volunteers.  The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is provided for low-to-moderate income families who need help filing their taxes.  Volunteers helped 1,500 residents throughout Siouxland file taxes in the last tax season.  Erica Carter, the program coordinator oversees IRS certified volunteers.  The program is 100% volunteer-run so without volunteers the program does not happen.  We serve a lot of people and it takes a lot of volunteers to make that happen," said Erica  If you'd like to become a volunteer, you can go to the Center For Siouxland at 715 Douglas Street in downtown Sioux City.  You can also email Erica at erica.carter@centerforsiouxland.org or phone 712-252-1861 ext. 21.  This story appeared on KMEG, you can watch the video by clicking the picture below.

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