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Organizations

  • MISSION STATEMENT: Courage Connection provides a continuum of services so that individuals and families 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.

  • C.U. Bands and Fans is an organization - We document the live local music scene and try to create a platform for original artists. We list daily events of where live local music is, documenting in photography & video live music events/benefits/Festivals on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and the Web and most recently creating a platform for original artists and their original music to be heard. Terry Miller Brown is the owner and Zack Widup is the administrator.

  • C-U Early is a parent support and education program serving highly stressed families with infants and toddlers in Champaign, Urbana and Mahomet. We provide support groups, parenting education seminars, home based services, assisted resource and referral, toy and book lending libraries and a warm line. C-U Early is public school based program funded by the Illinois State Board of Education Prevention Initiative.

  • CU-Garden is a student initiative at the University of Illinois that builds community and educational gardens in the Champaign-Urbana area. Our goal is provide access to fresh, local produce to those who need it most, while educating the community on the origin of their food and the impact that gardens can make. We've integrated 9 raised beds into the curriculum at Booker T. Washington Elementary School.

    Volunteers are needed to maintain the garden and volunteer for school and summer programming.

  • a safe community.        

    a good education.

    a place to call home.

    Cunningham Children's Home's vision is to see every child thrive by providing a safe place to heal, learn, and grow.

    We all want and need the same things but we haven’t all had the same opportunities. At Cunningham, a community converges to give hope to those who need it most—youth who suffer from serious emotional and behavioral challenges that have been caused by abuse, neglect, mental illness, and more.

  • C-U One-to-One is the school-based mentoring program of Urbana School District #116 and Champaign Unit 4 Schools. Mentors are matched with a 4th-7th grade student for a minimum of one year, with the expectation that mentors will continue for at least three years and hopefully through high school graduation. Mentors meet on school grounds during the school day. It is a relationship building, not tutoring program. The goal is to support student social, emotional, and academic growth.

  • School-based mentoring program of Champaign-Urbana public schools. One adult is matched with one child age third grade and older to meet once a week for an hour during the school day and on school grounds. A one year commitment is required. Mentors must submit an application and undergo a background check and fingerprinting paid for by the district. Matches are made and supported by building volunteer coordinators. Children are recommended by staff, parents or self-selected.

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