What We Do

Empowering our Clients through Tangible Solutions

Homelessness is a complex issue with no one-size-fits-all solution. At our core, we offer more than just shelter – we provide a haven of acceptance, love, and community. Guided by compassion, we not only connect individuals with essential assistance but also accompany them on their transformative journeys. Our commitment extends beyond immediate aid; we strive to enlighten the community about homelessness and tirelessly advocate for increased resources to more effectively meet the diverse needs of those we serve.

Men’s Shelter

Shelter Program for Single Men

Our Men’s Shelter began year-round operations on October 31, 2019. With the help of community partners and generous supporters, we are soon moving from temporary quarters to a home in Urbana that will serve up to 8 men . . . read more

Austin’s Place

Shelter Program for Single Women

Austin’s Place officially became part of C-U at Home in June 2020. Now located in a house in Champaign, it 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

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 the next step… read more

Case Management

Certified professionals 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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