Our Impact

Sioux Empire United Way addresses many needs across the community. Needs that are ever present. 

  • 84% of Sioux Falls school-aged children live in households where all parents work outside the home.
  • The US Census Bureau estimates that 27,680 in the Sioux Empire four-county area are aged 65 or older, while 31% of older adults have a disability and 28% live near the poverty level.
  • In South Dakota, 54% of adults in need of mental health services do not receive counseling or other types of treatment.

When we unite together to tackle the issues of our community, we are able to creating an impact in the lives of children, vulnerable adults, and people in crisis. Use the links below to see your impact through Sioux Empire United Way:

Quality Childcare & Early Childhood Education
1,211 children attend quality childcare programs through five different program options.

Support for New Parents
All new parents receive basic information and resources at both local health systems when they welcome a new baby.

Out of School Time Care and Opportunities
1,607 youth participate in 8 different out of school time care options.

Youth Outreach & Development Opportunities
1,715 youth are matched with a mentor through three programs.

Physical & Mental Wellbeing
352 children receive free dental care through two programs.

Learn more about how Sioux Empire United Way helps children.


Community Connections & Quality of Life Experiences
249 older adults are connected to the community through outreach support, volunteer social opportunities, and career resources within three programs.

Stabilize Health & Lengthen Independent Living
207 caregivers utilize care during the day for their loved ones, support groups, and additional resources through three programs.

Learn more about how Sioux Empire United Way helps vulnerable adults.

Vulnerable Adults

Family Support
132 at-risk families receive intensive case management, nursing services, and support through two programs.

Housing Stability, Financial Care, & Career Empowerment
659 families and individuals utilize transitional housing or support to attain or maintain stable housing through three programs.

Care for Victims of Violence & Sexual Assault
4,257 individuals access safe shelter, crisis intervention or counseling services through three programs.

Mental Health Care
3,736 individuals have access to mental health care and support through five programs.

Community Crisis Resources
112,440 calls, emails, texts, or online inquiries are provided information, resources, referrals, and volunteer opportunities.

Learn more about how Sioux Empire United Way helps people in crisis.

People in Crisis