Learn about our partners for Quality of Life
Partners implement initiatives that ensure all community members have access to the economic, cultural, and educational opportunities they desire to live their best lives.
Educational partners work closely with the business community to ensure tomorrow’s workforce is prepared for tomorrow’s economy. Barriers to children learning are removed.
Source For Siouxland collects, organizes, and shares Educational data that GCC’s partners and Focus Groups use to establish community priorities, align efforts, and implement strategies that will achieve our shared vision and improve our community data.Learn More
Community Connections is a new podcast series on Siouxland Public Media that highlights the collaborative spirit of our community and the immeasurable impact that working collectively has on our children, families, and the entire community.Learn More
Information that impacts the health, safety, and quality of life of Siouxland residents is displayed on indoor and outdoor TVs (electronic billboards), broadcast via multilingual daily newscasts and local cable TV channels, demonstrated in YouTube videos, and distributed to direct service providers
With support from the Sherwood Foundation, Growing Community Connections recently engaged a team of seven multilingual Siouxlanders to complete over 325 interviews in 9 languages spoken by Dakota County immigrants and refugees. The questions sought their perceptions of our community’s and their own health, economic stability, education, safety, and general well-being. Overall, the outcomes of the information-gathering project suggested the programs and services that GCC partners currently provide are on the right track but there is substantial opportunity to do more outreach to educate community members about those programs and services.Learn More
Cities for Citizenship is a national initiative working to encourage
eligible permanent residents to apply for U.S. citizenship. Locally,
partners collaborate across sectors and programs to build a network of
trusted individuals and organizations that connect with and support
newcomers on their path to citizenship. Contact
The Growing Community Connections Campus will be a first-of-its-kind blending of the social, wellness, legal and educational programs and services essential to the increasingly. diverse tri-state Siouxland community, but will also provide affordable opportunities for entrepreneurs to offer unique products from Siouxland and around the globe to the community. The Center will be a destination for the entire Siouxland Community; one where everone can enter, be welcomed, be connected, and be empowered.
Dakota County Community Response
115 E 28th Street
S Sioux City, NE 68776
CLIENT RELEASE OF INFORMATION
I, _________________________________, authorize the release of my information to Dakota County Community Response and their affiliated partner agencies & Coaches.
The below list is not all inclusive. Based on client needs, Dakota County Community Response and its agents/coaches may determine that information may need to be released to other organizations for the purpose of completing tasks or activities that the client may have requested or initiated with their application for assistance.
Partner Agencies: Center for Siouxland, City of South Sioux City, Equus Workforce Solutions, Heartland Counseling Services, Immigrant Legal Center, Nebraska DHHS, Nebraska Legal Aid, NENCAP, Siouxland Community Health Center, South Sioux City Housing Agency, South Sioux City Schools, Unity in Action
I, _____________________________________ hereby authorize the reciprocal release of information contained in these records between Dakota County Community Response and its partnering agencies.
The purpose for such disclosure is: Assessment, services, and case management for connections to community resources.
WAIVER & RISK AGREEMENT
I, _________________________________, do hereby affirm and acknowledge that I am responsible to be aware of the risks associated with accessing available programs/trainings/financial support provided by Dakota County Community Response, including damage to property belonging to me or to others, injury, illness, or other unforeseen circumstances to myself or others, whether caused by me or by others or by conditions/circumstances within or outside of my control or the control of others. I understand an exhaustive description of potential hazards and risks associated with such activity(ies) is not possible and that unknown or unanticipated hazards or risks may result in injury, illness, or death. If equipment is involved in such activity (ies), I agree to inspect all such equipment before use, ask questions if I do not fully understand how to us and/or operate the equipment, accept all equipment “as is”, and to return all equipment before use that is believed to be damaged or defective.
In consideration of my being provided the opportunity to participate in such activity (ies), I fully and completely assume all hazards and risks associated with such activity (ies) and by signing this Waiver and Risk Agreement, do hereby forever waive any responsibility or liability on the part of and completely release Dakota County Community Response, and its officers, directors, members, employees and agents from any and all claims or liability or damage, known and unknown, now and hereafter existing in connection with my participation in any form whatsoever in such activity (ies).
I have read the foregoing Waiver and Risk Agreement. I fully understand the terms and that I may have given up legal rights by signing this document. I sign it freely and voluntarily with the intent to be bound to the terms of this document. My agreement is binding on me and my heirs, estate, and any other parties who may be able to assert a claim by or through me.
HIPAA DISCLOSURE & RELEASE
I, _______________________________, authorize and understand that I have been made aware of Dakota County Community Response HIPAA privacy practices. As Dakota County Community Response operates in the state of Nebraska, the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) monitors HIPAA disclosure for the purpose of rendering & engaging in services. My signature on this form grants access and disclosure to my own personal or children’s PHI (Protected Health Information) for the purpose of completing or rendering services via Dakota County Community Response.
Dakota County Community Response, and its officers, directors, members, employees and agents will be allowed to access my or my children’s PHI at any time after signature of this Release for the purpose of completing my request/application and services based on the application that I submit.
My HIPAA authorization can be revoked at any time by notifying Dakota County Community Response in writing at the above listed address. If I revoke my authorization before services have concluded, Dakota County Community Response may terminate my services due to lack of information or ability to disclose PHI to its officers, directors, members, employees, and agents.
By signing below, I understand that I must complete the Community Response Exit Survey. If I do not complete the survey, I may not be able to receive any further assistance from Dakota County Community Response funding. The Community Response Exit Survey will be provided to you at the anticipated last coaching visit and/or within 30‐90 days of enrollment into Community Response.
I have read the foregoing Waiver and Risk Agreement, Client Release of Information & HIPAA Disclosure & Release. I fully understand the terms and that I may have given up legal rights by signing this document. I sign it freely and voluntarily with the intent to be bound to the terms of this document. My agreement is binding on me and my heirs, estate, and any other parties who may be able to assert a claim by or through me.
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