PACE is a program run by and for people with disabilities. If you are struggling with disabilities PACE has the potential to help you achieve or maintain independent living.
Location: 1317 E Florida Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Contact: (217) 344-5433
Service Hours: Call for more information
PACE - Center for Independent Living
The Housing Authority provides housing to low-income families, individuals and seniors. Applications are only taken at certain times and typically there is a long wait to get a house through them. In the past, they have often banned people with certain criminal convictions.
Courage Connection Domestic Violence Services provides help to anyone experiencing domestic violence. They provide 3 houses for displaced abuse victims, as well as 6 affordable housing projects. Shelter and services are confidential and free-of-charge.
Location: 508 East Church Street, Champaign, IL 61820
While providing participants with temporary shelter, food, and childcare, this organization also provides self-sufficiency courses, job training and counseling, substance recovery groups and counseling from licensed counselors. Each participant is paired with a spiritual mentor, is required to attend morning devotions and a weekend church service, and is encouraged to participate in weekly Bible studies.
Location: 1213 Parkland Court, Champaign, IL 61821
Austin’s Place is the only winter emergency shelter for single women in Champaign County. Austin’s Place operates solely on volunteer effort – from volunteers who stay overnight, transport guests, do laundry, make phone calls, etc. The shelter is generally open mid-December to mid-March. They currently open from November 1, 2019 - April 15, 2020.
Intake screening at Courage Connection (508 E. Church Street) from 6:30-7:30 pm each night
Location: 504 E. Church Street, Champaign
Contact: Aleta Keith, 217-819-4569
Alternatively contact First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Champaign 210 W. Church St., Champaign, IL 61820 Contact: (FUMC) (217) 356-9078
Hope Meadows is a unique program that changes the lives of foster children, retirees, and families. Hope Meadows provides safe and loving homes to biologic, adopted, children in foster care or the process of adoption, and some young adults living on their own or with roommates in a neighborhood, community setting. Supportive seniors who are entering their retirement years remain active in the program by providing support to the adoptive families in the Hope Meadows community.
C-U at Home engages and mobilizes our community to house and support the most vulnerable homeless on their journey of healing and restoration. They currently provide three homes (Recovery House, Family House, and Women’s House) which allow for people in crisis to re-establish their lives. Spaces are very limited.
Location: 70 E Washington St, Champaign, IL 61820
Contact: (217) 819-4569
Service Hours: Tuesday to Friday 12pm-5pm
Merci’s Refuge offers residential programs to “women in crisis who desire to rise to their created purpose.” This is a new program of the Pregnancy Resource Center and aims to give women and their families the opportunity to make lasting change.
Location: 209 E Wilber Avenue, Champaign, IL 61822
Cannan offers separate 12-month live-in Men’s SAFE House and Women’s SAFE House programs that incorporate a structured daily regiment of G.E.D. and/or adult education, devotions, group therapy, personal counseling, volunteer work projects, evening community-wide personal enrichment courses, and weekly worship services.
Administrative Office: 404 W Main Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Men’s & Women’s Safe House - Canaan Development Foundation
Offers housing for men upon their release from Illinois Department of Corrections at their site in Rantoul. They offer services such as counseling, relapse prevention, GED preparation, and employment workshops.
Location: 602 Liberty Av., Rantoul, IL. 61866-0098
Emergency shelter is available for families who meet certain criteria.
Specifically, families with:
One or more parent (or legal guardian), age 18 or over, with one or more child under the age of 18
Champaign County residents
Family household size of six people or less
Head of the household is biologically or legally related to the child(ren)
Expecting women with no current children may be housed by the program during the last trimester of pregnancy
Space is limited, and families will be placed on a waiting list if space is not available. Guests will be allowed 3-5 day increments of stay, as long as the guests are actively participating in case management services and working toward finding more stable housing options.