Champaign County 211 Directory of Human Services

A guide compiled by United Way as a complete reference to resources in the community.

Centralized Intake

This resource is for all homeless individuals and is a point of entry for emergency shelter for families.  They sit down with each individual or family and do a survey to see what assistance or resources are available at the time. For open emergency shelter locations, see below.

Contact: Call 217-819-4117 or E-mail [email protected]


C-U at Home Men's Shelter

Overnight shelter for men provided upon successful intake. Email [email protected] to schedule an intake interview.

Start Date & Time: Open every night from 8:30pm-7:00am

Location: C-U at Home, 70 E. Washington Street, Champaign

Contact: For questions about volunteering or donations, please email [email protected].

To Donate Online to the C-U at Home Men's Shelter:  Click here!



Austin's Place — Shelter for Women

Overnight shelter for women provided upon successful intake. Email cedar@cuathome.us to schedule an intake interview.

Showers and laundry are available during shelter hours.

Start Date: Open every night from 8:30pm-7:00am

Location: C-U at Home Building, 504 N Market Street, Champaign (A separate entrance for women is on the WEST side of the building at the corner of Washington and Market Streets)

Contact: [email protected]


Emergency Shelter for Families with Children

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 program during 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.
Centralized Intake: 217-819-4117

Going through a difficult time?

Below is a list of resources on how to get shelter, food, clothing, and other assistance.

C-U at Home is always here to talk on the phone or pray with you, no matter your circumstances, beliefs, or situation. Please feel free to give us a call at 217-819-4569.