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Child Care and Family Services

Crisis Nursery

Crisis Nursery is the only emergency-based childcare facility

open 24 hours, 365 days a year for the entire community to access with no fees or income eligibility. Besides safe shelter for children, ages birth through six, they also provide family support and parenting education to strengthen parent

skills and confidence.

1309 West Hill Street, Urbana IL 61801


Contact: (217) 337-2730

Service Hours: Open 24 hours


Champaign Child Support

and Social Service Office

Child Support offices provide information on child support and custody laws, attorneys and lawyers, child support payments, collections, filings, and applications.

313 North Mattis Avenue Suite 218, Champaign, IL 61821 Contact: (800) 447-4278

Service Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:30pm 

Website: child-support-offices/

Family Service of Champaign County –Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents raising grandchildren is a program for an aunt, uncle, or other adult raising the children of a relative in Champaign and Piatt Counties. The Caregiver Advisor provides information, assistance accessing services or benefits, advocacy to get services properly in place, education or training on issues important to you or your grandchildren and support during this time of life. Services are free to the grandparent or relative.

405 S. State Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Contact: (217) 352-5100

Safe Families

Safe families is a nonprofit, volunteer movement that creates extended family-like support and safety for children during a family crisis such as homelessness, hospitalization or domestic violence in an effort to prevent child abuse and/or neglect.

Volunteer host families are motivated by faith to keep children safe and families intact. Host families screened and approved by Safe Families take in children for short periods of time. Family Friends provide mentoring and transportation to families in crisis and babysitting and meals to support the host families. Safe Families PLUS Mentors mentor young adults aging out of foster care.

3 Henson Place Suite 1, Champaign, IL 61820 

Contact: (217) 355-4446




Family Service of Champaign County –Family Caregiver Support

The Family Service Caregiver Support program is for anyone caring for a family member or friend who is age 60 or older or caring for an adult child with disabilities. The Caregiver Advisor assists family caregivers by providing information, assistance to access services or benefits, advocates to get services in place, offers education and training and provides support for this time in one’s life. There is no fee to the caregiver or the older adult or adult child with disabilities. The Caregiver Advisor will meet with you in the office or at your home.

405 S. State Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Contact: (217)-352-5100 

Senior Resource Center Hours:

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


Larkin’s Place

Larkin’s Place at the Stephen’s Family YMCA has created programs designed to support children at all developmental levels and their families. Larkin’s Place programming is for all who wish to achieve therapeutic goals, developmental goals, improve skills and create social networks. The programs seek to bring together developing children and those with disabilities to play and learn, create memories, skills and bonds of friendship that will cross all barriers and last a lifetime.

2501 Fields South Drive, Champaign, IL 61822

Contact: (217) 359-9622

Hours: Monday-Friday 5am-10 pm,

Saturday 6am-6pm and

Sunday noon-6pm


Champaign County CASA

(Court Appointed

Special Advocates)

CASA provides a trained, committed, court-appointed advocate who speaks up for, stands by and argues for the best interest of children ranging from newborn to 18 years of age until the case is closed. Volunteer advocates make sure a child does not get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in an inappropriate group or foster home. It means the difference between homelessness and a safe home, between dropping out and completing school, between unemployment and success, between jail and becoming a productive member of society.

301 S. Vine; Lincoln Square Mall, Suite 210

Urbana, IL 61801

Contact: 217.384.9065



Child Care Resource Service

(University of Illinois campus)

The Child Care Resource Service works to support the well-being of children and families by promoting the availability of quality child care services

in the area. They work with parents, child care providers, businesses, and community organizations to provide education and training and act as

a bridge to other important resources at the local, University, state, and national levels.

905 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 314 Bevier Hall

Contact: (217) 333-3252 or

(800) 325-5516

Service Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and

Friday 8:30am-4:30pm,

Tuesday 11:00am-4:30pm



Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center

Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center provides free services in a caring and confidential setting by staff who specialize in pregnancy and sexual health issues. Services include pregnancy testing/ultrasound scanning, options counseling, parenting support, adoption support, post-abortion healing, STI/STD information, abstinence education and

a residential program, Merci’s Refuge, (see Housing page 5 for more information. Living alternatives neither performs abortions nor provides referrals.

205 East Wilbur Avenue, Champaign, IL 61824


Contact: (217) 398-6511

Hours: Monday: 9am-5pm

Tuesday: 9am-6pm

Wednesday: 9am-5pm

Thursday: 9am-4pm

Friday: 9am-3pm


The Center for Youth and

Family Solutions

The Center for Youth and Family Solutions offers counseling, casework

and support services to assist those whose lives have been touched by trauma, grief and loss, abuse and neglect, and other significant family life challenges. Their services include foster care for abused and neglected children, pregnancy support, adoption services, crisis response for runaways and their families, delinquency prevention services for at risk youth, mental health crisis responses for youth, intact family support and community advocacy programs. Counseling for children, individuals, couples and families is available on a sliding scale with graduate student interns.

1315 Curt Drive, Champaign 61821

Contact: Clinical Supervisor (217) 352-5179


Service Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm



Family Service of Champaign County – Children First

The Children First program is for parents with children 18 or younger who are divorcing or resolving custody and visitation disputes. This class helps one learn about and discuss how the family will change upon separation or divorce and its impact on the child(ren).

With the assistance of DVD’s and moderated group discussions, one learns ways to minimize the negative effects on children. Particular focus is given to making one aware of the ways children may express their reactions to the changing family structure.

Evening or Saturday classes are available.

405 S. State St. Champaign, IL 61820

Contact: (217) 352-0099

Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 

Class registration hours:

CALL Monday-Friday noon-5pm to register



Family Advocacy in Champaign County

Family Advocacy in Champaign County’s mission is to protect children

by strengthening and supporting families. Services include advocacy, mentoring, mediation, counseling, workshops, outreach, 3rd party/ supervised visits, family table group sessions to address parenting skills, domestic violence, relationships, life skills, budgeting, short and long term goals, anger management group, financial literacy training for youth aging out of the child welfare system, couples counseling, life skills for adults and teens to establish self-sufficiency and parenting classes.

310 W. Church Street, Suite 103, Champaign, IL 61820

Contact: (217)607-0546

Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30 pm

(closed from noon-1pm)



Family Service of Champaign County – Counseling

Family Service of Champaign County Counseling service provides counseling with professional therapists for individuals, couples, or a family with children to resolve conflicts arising from personal and relationship issues such as marital and parent-child relationships, divorce, childhood trauma, depression, abuse, and adjustment to life changes. Sliding scale fee based on income and family size for Champaign County residents; most health insurance plans are accepted.

405 S. State St., Champaign, IL 61820


Contact: (217) 352-0099

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm





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