Thank you for taking the time to find out how to get involved in a tangible way. There are several ways to be a part of C-U at Home:
Sign up for our Email Update list! (every 2 weeks)
Your donation to C-U at Home is tax-deductible. Consider a monthly gift of support to help pay the power bill for a newly housed person, or how about a gift of $500 to provide a move-in kit for them? Just follow these easy steps to support the homeless.
To Give via Check
Please make your check payable to the Community Foundation, and put C-U at Home on the memo line. Then mail your check to:
C-U at Home
PO Box 8816
Champaign, IL 61826
To Give via Credit Card
You can use a credit card to make a donation at the Network for Good web site (the link is below). You can designate either a one-time or ongoing gift. Thank you.
Note: You must type C-U at Home in the text box under Designation (Optional) for the funds to be attributed to our account.
Other Donation Options
- Furniture and appliances (small and large) in good working order
- Property (housing, land, apartment, duplex, mobile home)
- Building materials
- Donate your professional services (haircut, budget counseling, etc.)
Sign up for our Prayer Email list! (weekly)
C-U at Home is entirely dependent upon volunteers to help the homeless. Here are some specific volunteer needs. Thank you for joining our team.
PEOPLE: Resident Services
- Advocate/Mentor, Hands-On Support
- Case Management
- Physical Health Support
- Mental Health Support
- Substance Abuse Support
- Training for Laypeople
PLACES: Housing Services
- Develop Local Property Owner Partners
- Lease and Policy Development
- Legal Research
- Furniture Donation Transportation
- Warehouse Organization
PROCESSES: Administrative Services
- Fundraising - Events, Campaigns, Business Donations, Private Donations, Ongoing
- Grant Research and Writing
- Data Management and Analysis
- Public Relations/Marketing
We ask local churches to consider "adopting" an at-risk individual, couple, or family in need of housing and support. This gives church members the opportunity to rally together to love and care for them on their journey to hope and healing.
What does commitment this look like?
The church arranges for appropriate housing for the individual, couple, or family.
The church members serve as advocates for the newly housed tenant, connecting them with the various support services they need. Coaching, encouragement, case management, and resource information is provided by C-U at Home.
The church itself or church members work together to provide some type of employment for the newly housed tenant, especially paying attention to that person’s gifts and abilities, even if it only starts out at 5 hours per week. This will provide a great learning experience as well as encourage personal responsibility for the newly housed person.
Initial commitment of 1 year.