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Organizations

  • Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) believes that health care is a basic human right, and is dedicated to the mission of working for quality affordable health care for all. CCHCC organizes individuals and communities to have a voice in the health care system and to affect social change. CCHCC carries out its mission through consumer education, advocacy, and community organizing.

  • The purpose of the Champaign County Humane Society is to prevent cruelty to animals, to promote animal welfare, and to educate the public about humane care and treatment of animals.

  • Champaign County Nursing Home has been caring for our community's elders since 1953. We are owned by the county and governed by elected members of the county board. We have 243 beds and we are licensed to provide skilled and intermediate care, with a separate neighborhood for cognitively impaired individuals. Our residents have multiple, chronic medical conditions that keep them from having their needs met in the community.

  • The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission provides quality integrated services to income-eligible families in Early Head Start which serves infants, toddlers, and expectant parents and Head Start which serves three to five year old children.  Head Start services are designed to meet the needs of the children and families within the cultural context of their family, school, and community.  Families participating in the program receive assistance with early childhood education and disability services, social services, connection to community resources, health services (medical, dental

  • The Champaign County YMCA is a leading nonprofit community service organization, serving Champaign, Urbana, Savoy and the surrounding communities with health and fitness facilities, day camps, and numerous child-care locations. Today, the Champaign County YMCA has more than 3,000 members who benefit from child-care, youth sports, recreation, and family, leadership and mentoring programs. In fact, the YMCA is the largest provider of child-care locally and nationally.

  • The Champaign Farmers' Market makes fresh, local food more accessible to our community and supports local farmers by providing a midweek opportunity to buy produce, meat, fish, dairy, baked goods, honey, grains, and flowers in the heart of Downtown Champaign. The Market offers a SNAP doubling program that provides matching funds up to $20/week to help struggling families afford fresher food.

  • The Champaign Fire Department has been serving the citizens in the City of Champaign for 150 years.  Our motto is "HERE TO SERVE YOU".  In 2015, CFD responded to a record 7,804 calls for service including fires, EMS calls and other emergencies.  Occasionally, we seek the help of volunteers in our Community Outreach efforts.  In 2015, we performed 200 different public education events with over 800 staff hours dedicated.  15% of the population of Champaign was directly impacted by a Champaign Fire Prevention program.

  • The Champaign Park District is a special district of local government that has its own financial and legal responsibilities. It is governed by five elected Champaign residents who give their services to the community. The Park Board of Commissioners holds its regular meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm at the Bresnan Meeting Center, 706 Kenwood Road. It is the purpose of the Champaign Park District to serve the leisure needs of our residents. The Champaign Park District's 63 parks total over 679 acres.

  • The Champaign Public Library connects our community with the power of knowledge, the world of culture and ideas, and the joy of reading. We support the essential role of reading for success in life and work, the need for easy and equal access to lifelong learning, and the value of enriching and inspiring experiences.

  • Kenwood Elementary is part of the Champaign School District, Unit #4. We are a K-5th grade school with approximately 360 students. Kenwood's faculty and community committed to a new focus in 2013 as a Technology & Literacy for Community (TLC) School. All students learn computer coding and programming, have a solid focus on literacy, and engage the community as an active part of the school.

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