We’re Virtual!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the Siouxland Sleep-Out has gone virtual so you can easily participate online rather than sleeping out in the park in person. Participants will be able to pitch their tent or shelter in their yard (or another place of their choosing) and still be a part of the Sleep-Out festivities. We will be live-streaming activities from the event and continually updating our Facebook page to include those not present at Cone Park.

If you wish, you can submit a photo of your shelter through our Facebook page to be a part of our Shelter Contest – judging will be done virtually. Isn’t technology wonderful?

We will also be holding our Silent Auction online this year. Sweet!

Facts about Homelessness

On average there are 2,756 people homeless in Iowa on any given night, which is about 8.8 homeless folks per 10,000 people. In Woodbury and Dakota counties (Sioux City and South Sioux City) there are 288 homeless people on any given night, which is 23.4 homeless people per 10,000 – nearly THREE TIMES the statewide average.

– National Alliance to End Homelessness

The National Alliance to End Homelessness states that there are 564,708 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the US. Over six percent are children, over eight percent are veterans, and nearly half are disabled and unable to work.

– Front Steps

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, three states and 61 communities have ended military veteran homelessness.

 – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs