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Illinois Department of Human Services

Provides a wide arrange of food programs for low-income households and individuals, women, infants, and youths in need. Look at website to find out more. The Illinois Department of Human Services supports and partners with many programs throughout the State of Illinois. They are aimed at increasing the availability, accessibility and/or quality of life and public services for thousands of Illinois families. This agency oversees welfare, substance abuse, domestic violence prevention, after-school programs for youth, and other programs. 705 N Country Fair Dr, Champaign, IL 61821 Contact: (217) 278-5605 or Help line 1-800-843-6154 Service Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30~5:00pm Website: 


Ripple Effect

(through the Education Justice Project - University of Illinois) We invite individuals with loved ones in prison to join us on the third Monday of each month. We organize these gatherings for mutual support and to provide an opportunity for people with loved ones inside to learn from those who have been in prison themselves. Come with your questions, and also with the addresses of your incarcerated loved ones. Ripple Effect provides stationery and postage. Children’s activities and light supper provided. All are welcome. No need to RSVP. Contact: (217) 300.5150

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Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC)

Champaign County Regional Planning Commission provides assistance to seniors, low-income clients and the disabled who are struggling to pay off their energy bills. Grants are offered from CCRPC through the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This is a one-time benefit, which depends on the household’s total income, household size, type of fuel used and geographic location.


Cunningham Township Supervisor’s Office

This office supports low income households within the Urbana city limits through monthly cash assistance, job readiness, referrals to other agencies, and advocacy to help meet their needs. The township also distributes grants to local non-profit agencies that serve low-income persons. 205 W. Green St, Urbana, IL 61801 Contact: (217) 384-4144 Hours: M-F 8:30-noon and 1 to 4:30


Champaign City of Champaign Township

The township provides monthly cash assistance and helps meet the most basic maintenance needs for disabled residents of Champaign who are currently applying for disability (SSI/SSDI). The township also will pay a housing deposit for anyone leaving a homeless shelter and moving to a Champaign residence. 53 E. Logan St. Champaign 61820 Contact: (217)-403-6120


Muslim American Society Community Center (MASUC)

MAS Urbana-Champaign is a grassroots, community organization and a local chapter of MAS National that works to educate, organize, and empower the Muslim community to be active, contributing citizens who play a significant role towards positive social and spiritual change. MAS runs a community center which offers social services, religious activities, youth projects, recreational opportunities and conducts outreach programs for the community at large. 2011 Brownfield Rd. Urbana Il 61802 Contact: (217) 298-2155

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