Siouxland Human Investment Partnership


Siouxland Human Investment Partnership, or SHIP, is an advocate for the Siouxland community. We provide leadership, facilitation and support collaborative efforts for health, human services, education and public safety in Siouxland. SHIP formed in 1998 as the Early Childhood Iowa (ECI) and Decategorization (DCAT) Board for Woodbury County. Today we continue in those roles but are also involved in several other Siouxland community initiatives.


Our Initiatives Include


Early Childhood Programs

SHIP’s Early Childhood Iowa (ECI) board covers Ida and Woodbury counties, providing ways for communities and state government to improve the well-being of families with young children. 

Family Home Visitation Programs

Explore Woodbury County Home Visitation programs designed for expecting or new parents, or parents with young children.

0-3: Prime Age to Engage

Expand your child’s mind to give them a jumpstart to a bright future! Prime Age to Engage offers fun ideas and connections to explore, so you can support your child in his or her developmental journey.



The Decategorization (DCAT) Project was created in 1987 to streamline services available to clients. DCAT tailors its services to reflect the needs to children and families in Iowa. 

Beyond the Bell

Beyond The Bell is an after-school and summer program for students in Sioux City and South Sioux City. 

Sky Ranch

Sky Ranch is a charitable organization committed to giving at-risk youth a second chance by providing behavioral services to help boys and girls grow physically, mentally and emotionally.


Siouxland Street Project

The Siouxland Street Project is a initiative formed through community collaboration to compassionately deal with the issue of homelessness.


Bridging and Overcoming Obstacles through Service and Training (BOOST), helps young adults that have been involved in the juvenile or adult justice system finish their education and find long-term employment.

Growing Community Connections

Growing Community Connections is a community collaborative in Dakota County, Nebraska that unites the community to improve the quality of life for children and families.


Siouxland Council on Child Abuse and Neglect

The mission of SCCAN is to assess, evaluate, advocate and lend support to comprehensive and coordinated plans, projects, and resources designed for prevention of child abuse and neglect; and to assist in child development and effective parenting.


SHIP is the coordinator for CPPC in Woodbury County. It blends expertise from professionals and the community to improve how children are protected from maltreatment. To learn more or join the committee, contact erin@siouxlandship.org.

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