The Same Kind of Different as Me

The Siouxland Sleep Out presents a FREE community engagement movie – “Same Kind of Different as Me” – to bring awareness to homelessness.

The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Oct. 18, 2018 (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the Sioux City Community Theatre located at 1401 Riverside Boulevard. There are 300 seats available (first come first served).

Time: 7 p.m. Oct. 18, 2018.

Location: Sioux City Community Theatre
1401 Riverside Blvd., Sioux City IA

Cost: FREE (Goodwill Donations Accepted)

 

Funds raised by the Sleep Out are used to provide housing for the homeless within Siouxland. The programs supported include Shesler Hall, CSADV, Community Action Agency of Siouxland and the Gospel Mission.

This year’s Sleep-Out is Friday, November 2.

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