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What We Do

C-U at Home supports our clients in several tangible ways.

Homelessness is a complex issue with no one-size-fits-all solution. We provide shelter, acceptance, love, and community. We connect people with the assistance they need to move forward, and we walk beside them on their journey. We educate the community about homelessness, and we advocate for more robust resources to better address the needs of the population we serve.

Men’s Shelter Program

Our Men’s Shelter Program serves up to 16 individuals in a dorm-style setting.

Our Men’s Shelter began year-round operations on October 31, 2019. Through the help of generous donors and community partners, we are now able to operate not only year-round, but also 24 hours per day in a non-congregate shelter program serving up to 16 men . . . read more

Austin’s Place Women’s Program

Our Women’s Shelter Program serves up to 8 women in a comfortable home.

Austin’s Place officially became part of C-U at Home in June 2020. Now located in a house in Champaign, its provides communal living space for up to eight women, including a kitchen and living room. The shelter is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year . . . read more

Advanced Shelters

We have four stand-alone houses for people ready for a more independent shelter solution.

Since its inception, C-U at Home has provided a supportive environment through transitional housing for individuals coming out of substance abuse recovery programs and incarceration. More recently, space is also provided for men and women who are ready for a next step… read more

Case Management

Our full time case managers meet one-on-one with residents to help them move forward.

Shelter is a good start, but most people struggling with homelessness have underlying trauma that keeps them in a downward spiral. They need wrap-around guidance to start to work on the issues preventing their progress. Our case management team… read more

C-U at Work

Prosperity Gardens partners with us to provide jobs for our residents.

Our C-U at Work program began in August 2018 with a simple idea: give those in need the opportunity to earn an income by serving their community. It has since provided work and a ray of hope to over 100 men and women staying in our shelters. Since Spring 2020, C-U at Work has blossomed… read more

Community Engagement

We educate our community on the issues of homelessness and cultivate awareness.

Homelessness is a community issue, and addressing the factors that contribute to homelessness requires community support. We advocate for our clients as they work with other agencies, and we speak at churches, schools, and other organizations to share our vision for creating “Pathways to Progress” . . . read more

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