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Each person has the ability to serve as a thriving member of society and through grace, compassion, love, and empowerment, we see those we serve gain dignity, increase their self-worth and self-esteem, and achieve goals they never thought possible.

Every person is a son or daughter of Christ, free from marginalization or stereotype.

C-U at Home is a grassroots, 501 c (3), faith-based and community-funded ministry that serves the most vulnerable homeless in the Champaign-Urbana area. Due to our not-for-profit status, all gifts made to C-U at Home (both monetary and in-kind) are tax deductible. To read more about the mission of C-U at Home, click here.

C-U at Home was founded in 2011 by an incredible woman named Melany Jackson. After an encounter with one of our friends on the street in late 2010, Melany decided to take action. She realized that the man she was talking to was beginning to develop frostbite and in a town as rich as Champaign, Illinois, she would not accept this as a permissible reality. C-U at Home was formed to serve those who have been forgotten, shunned, overlooked, and otherwise cast out by society as a whole. To read more about Melany and her homelessness story, click here.

The ministry of C-U at Home is focused on several different but interconnecting areas:

  1. The Phoenix Day-Time Drop-in Center
  2. Education and Advocacy
  3. Advanced Shelter
  4. Transportation
  5. Street Outreach
  6. C-U Men's Shelter
  7. C-U at Austin's Place Women's Shelter
  8. C-U at Work

Financial Information

C-U at Home is recognized by the Illinois Secretary of State and the IRS as a 501 c(3) tax-exempt not-for-profit corporation. Supporting documentation is available at our office upon request.