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Since its inception, C-U at Home has provided a supportive environment for individuals coming out of substance abuse recovery programs, incarceration, or crisis through a transitional housing program. We operate a two bed men's recovery residence called “Alchemy House” (right, a partnership with Electrum Group property management).

Three other houses we operate are used to provide housing for men and women in transition from rehab or moving out of our overnight shelters into an "advanced shelter" arrangement. Residents are provided with weekly case management, mentoring, and spiritual advisement, with the goal of working toward a stable, productive, and independent life.

We also operate a single-resident "Tiny House" in cooperation with Restoration Urban Ministries, the City of Champaign, and First Mennonite Church that allowed an individual in dire need an opportunity to get off the streets.

FAQ

How do I apply for C-U at Home's transitional housing?

Our application process is generally a three step process, involving a C-U at Home employee and professional case worker.  Following these steps, our Housing Team will determine whether or not the program would be a good fit for the individual. If you would like to begin this process, please call our Housing Coordinator at 217-888-0329.

 

Is there a cost?

In an effort to stay true to our empowerment model, we ask that all residents pay a small program fee while living in the C-U at Home houses. This fee is on a sliding scale depending on how many hours the individual works in a given week. If the resident is not working, no program fees are required but searching for employment is a requirement.

 

What does living in C-U at Home transitional housing look like?

Our residents go to work each week, meet with a professional case worker, spiritual adviser and attend recovery meetings that are suited to the individual (as outlined in final agreement).

 

How long do residents stay in transitional housing?

Each resident is asked to enter into a 6-12 month agreement with C-U at Home. We feel that in that time, the resident can begin to develop the skills needed to live independently and gain a feeling of self sufficiency. Since each resident is required to save a percentage of their earning with each paycheck, this time period also allows the residents to save up anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Residents may be allowed to stay for a shorter or longer amount of time but these would be handled on a case-by-case basis.