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Faculty/Staff Assistance Program
1011 W. Springfield Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801 (map)

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Substance Abuse Support Services
Work Group Services Program

Campus Violence Prevention Plan

Crisis Line

(217) 244-7739

Community Resources

Faculty Staff Assistance Program Local Resource Directory

Emergency / Crisis Information

Center for Women in Transition
(217) 352-7151
508 E. Church Street Champaign, IL 61820
Provides shelter housing for women and children fleeing domestic abuse. Legal advocates are available to assist with issues such as orders of protection (restraining orders). Walk-in groups and individual counseling are available.

Crisis Nursery
(217) 337-2730
1309 W. Hill St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Provides short-term emergency child care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for children five years of age and younger when parents have an emergency or crisis. Other services offered are Parent Support Groups and Parent Education Groups.

DCFS Hotline
Child abuse can be reported by calling the Department of Children and Family Services Hotline. Child abuse is the mistreatment of a child under the age of 18 by a parent, caretaker, someone living in their home or someone who works with or around children.

Empty Tomb, Inc.
(217) 356-2262
301 N. Fourth St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Provides free clothing and household items on a walk-in basis Monday through Saturday 1pm, 2pm, 3pm-5pm (limit of 50 people at 1pm and 2pm).

First Call for Help
(217) 352-6300
Family Service
405 S. State St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Provides information about community resources and referral to emergency services such as food pantries, rent, utility bill, and prescription medication assistance.

Salt and Light Ministry
(217) 355-5654
1512 W. Anthony Drive
Champaign, IL 61821
Operates a food pantry providing food once every 30 days per household; provides clothing, small appliances, and household items on a first come-first served basis; and offers financial counseling. All services are free.

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Financial Assistance

Consumer Credit Nationwide
Provides free budget counseling. Certified credit counselors will review your financial situation and suggest options to help you resolve your debt. They no longer operate an office in Champaign but can work with you over the phone.

University of Illinois Employees Credit Union
(217) 278-7700
2201 South First Street
Champaign, IL 61820-7402

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Housing Assistance

Champaign County Regional Planning Commission
(217) 328-3313
1776 E. Washington
Urbana, IL 61803
Provides housing counseling to low-income families. Provides grants and loans for housing rehabilitation in rural areas of Champaign County. Depending on availability of funds, may help with rental payments.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
(Regional Planning Commission)
(217) 384-1226
1776 E. Washington St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Program available November 1 through April 30 to assist with paying utility bills. Seniors and people with disabilities may apply starting the first week in September.

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Legal Assistance

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc.
(217) 356-1351
302 N. First Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Provides legal assistance to low-income individuals as well as to seniors age 60 and older. TTY number for deaf/hard of hearing is 356-0684.

Illinois Lawyer Finder
This program refers persons to private practicing attorneys based on the type of legal problem they have. The referral entitles the caller to a 30-minute consultation with a lawyer for $25.

University of Illinois Law Clinic
(217) 244-9494
504 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Room 241, Champaign, IL 61820
The College of Law assists groups and individuals with legal matters through three separate legal clinics. Law students, under the supervision of licensed attorneys, represent clients who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer.

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Senior Services

Family Service, Caregiver Support Services
(217) 352-5100
Senior Resource Center
405 S. State St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Provides information, support, referral to appropriate services, and training to family members caring for seniors and to seniors raising relatives age 18 and under.

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Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous
(217) 373-4200
Holds regular meetings to offer support to those struggling with alcohol addiction.

Al-Anon Family Groups
Toll-Free: (866) 794-8515
201 S. Neil
Champaign, IL 61820
Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) offers strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers. Call for a list of meeting times and locations.

Emotions Anonymous
(217) 352-3632
This is a 12-step program for those experiencing anger, fear, loneliness, anxiety, and/or depression. Weekly meetings are held at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., Champaign, IL. For more information, visit www.eamtg.com.

Narcotics Anonymous
Provides peer support groups for those recovering from drug addiction. Meeting locations are listed on the website.

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