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  • Originally established in 1956 as The Mental Health Center, Community Elements provides community-based mental health and behavioral health services for children, youth, adults, and families, primarily in Champaign County. Community Elements also operates the TIMES Center transitional housing program serving homeless men and the Roundhouse youth shelter and programs serving runaway and homeless youth. Community Elements is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and a United Way partner agency.

  • The Healthy Young Families Program is dedicated to working with teen parents of Champaign County by providing a free home visiting program and supportive parenting groups to these young parents. Trained staff help new teen parents prepare for their babys birth, learn about child development, help understand a childs needs, teach new ways to have fun with their child, and offer teen parents a chance to interact with other teen parents through ongoing weekly parenting groups.

  • We are a Local Not for Profit Resale/Thrift store. We strive to keep useable items out of the landfills and provide them to customers at a very low price. We help anyone that is in need. We have helped new foster parents provide clothing for their foster children, we help fire victims with clothing and houshold goods.Anywhere there is a need, we try to help.


  • The Community Service Center of Northern Champaign County (CSCNCC) is a multi-agency center which provides mental health, social, and welfare services to residents of northern Champaign County.  Our Resource Connection helps provide better access by serving as a satellite office to other agencies.  CSCNCC has an emergency food pantry which is open M-F from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and also helps with other basic needs, when able.  Our Holiday Bureau provides food and toys to income eligible families each year in December, and we assists with information and referral throughout the year.

  • The Computer Help Desk is dedicated to helping everyone learn to fix their computers. We're a group of highly experienced volunteers who work with users to get them back up and running again. We've helped almost 300 people in Champaign-Urbana remove computer viruses, reduce application bloat, and repair cracked laptop screens.

  • CIEE began in 1947, CIEE is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization, serving 300 U.S. colleges and universities, 1,000 U.S. high schools, and more than 35,000 international exchange students each year. 

  • MISSION STATEMENT: Courage Connection provides a continuum of services so that individuals and families that have experienced domestic violence can achieve safety, stability and self-sufficiency. Courage Connection is the oldest Domestic Violence shelter in North America, located in Champaign-Urbana.

  • Crisis Nursery creates an "Island of Safety" dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect by providing 24-hour emergency care for children and support to strengthen families in crisis.

  • CU Able, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is a welcoming group where caregivers to individuals with special needs can seek advice and support, share resources, network, and find friendship. This passionate organization works to create a safe and accepting support network within the local community. The group focuses not only on advocacy, education and awareness, but also encourages its members incorporate self-care into their routine by organizing and participating in local events such as mom’s retreats, family dinners, and CU Able Parent Network. Create Awareness. Promote Acceptance.

  • Engaging and mobilizing our community to house and support the most vulnerable homeless on their journey of healing and restoration.