C-U Community Resource Guide: COVID-19

An organic guide to Champaign-Urbana community resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic- A collaborative effort between the School of Social Work Community Learning Lab (CLL) and UniPlace Christian Church. Scroll over to view more.

If you have resources you’d like added, email Katie Shumway, CLL Director at kshumway@illinois.edu.

Childcare Resources

Organization NameResources Provided and QuantitiesTarget Demographic for DistributionResource Distribution LocationDays/Hours of OperationAdditional InformationVolunteers/Donations: Sign-up InformationContact PersonContact Info
Governor's Office of Early Childhood DevelopmentInformation and resources on emergency child careThose who provide or need emergency childcare or volunteers who want to helpN/AN/AThe purpose of this webpage is to help you understand your options for offering and accessing child care for essential workers during this pandemic.Emergency Child Care Staffing Survey for qualified volunteers who are willing to temporarily work in an Emergency Child Care Home or Center.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)Monthly vouchers for health foods and instant formulaLow-income and pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 (refer to CUPHD website or WIC-CUPHD Facebook page for income eligibility guidelines)201 W Kenyon Rd, Champaign, IL 61820Walk-In Hours are M-F 8:30am-11:30am and 1:00-3:30pm. They also happen on the 3rd Saturday of each month 10am-1pm.New participants MUST call the day before services begin or may have to wait 24 hours before receiving food benefits. Same day appointments available, please call ahead (217) 531-4309Valerie Koressvkoress@c-uphd.org or (217)-531-4319
Crisis NurseryVirtual Support Children experiencing immediate harm from domestic violence, homelessness, or extreme parental stress24 hours / 7 days Specialists are working remotely and will stay connected to as many families as possible through phone calls, virtual calls, virtual home visits, and virtual groups.Donations are being accepted from 8:00am-4:30pm from Monday through Friday. When you arrive at the Nursery, park in the lot just south of the building. Pleae ring the doorbell and a staff member will greet you at the door to accept the items.

Clothing

Organization NameResources Provided and QuantitiesTarget Demographic for DistributionResource Distribution LocationDays/Hours of OperationAdditional InformationVolunteers/Donations: Sign-up InformationContact PersonContact Info
Restoration Urban MinistriesClothing DistributionThose in need1213 Parkland Court,
Champaign, IL 61821
Mon.-Fri. 10 AM- 3 PMInformation about donation or volunteer opportunities found here217-355-2662

Food Distributions

Organization NameResources Provided and QuantitiesTarget Demographic for DistributionResource Distribution LocationDays/Hours of OperationAdditional InformationVolunteers/Donations: Sign-up InformationContact PersonContact Info
Champaign Unit 4Food distribution sites in neighborhoods18 & under and any individual participating in the Young Adult Program1. Garden Hills Academy 2. South Garden Hills: Arrowhead Lanes 1401 N Mckinley Avenue 3. Colleen/ Staley: Providence 3800 Colleen Drive 4. Country Fair / Country Brook: Papa Johns 2104 W Springfield Avenue (East Side) 5. Shadowwood - Laundromat 6. Town Center / Nantucket: GFS 502 W Town Center Blvd 7. Valley Road: Champaign County Chamber - 303 W Kirby Avenue (Park on West Side of Building) 8. Ed Hoffman: Tuscany 1176 Pomona Drive 9. Kenwood School (Drop no Bus) - 1001 Stratford Drive 10. Savoy-Paddock: Winfield Village Apartments Parking Lot J425 Paddock 11. BTW School (Drop No Bus) - 606 E Grove Street UPDATED INFO: Beginning May 29, 2020, Friday Neighborhood Meal Box Deliveries are from 10am-11am Drive Up Food Distributions from 10am-1pm at the following locations: 1. Jefferson 2. Garden Hills ***On May 18, we will provide 2-weeks worth of food to families because we will not distribute on Memorial Day. At BTW the 18th will be the last day for the drive up distribution. Monday Food Distributions have started back up on June 1st.****You must be in a vehicle with closed doors and windows in order to pick-up meals from sites. If no transportation is available, please call the Food Service Office (217) 351-3852 to set up home delivery of meal boxes.

The following process will be utilized by staff distributing meals at the distribution site:

Sign #1: DO NOT Roll Down Windows or Open Doors
Sign #2: How Many Children ages 18 and Younger
Sign #3: Please Pull Up to Pick-Up Site to Collect Meal Boxes
217-351-3852
Channing Murray FoundationEssential grocery delivery for low-income families in Urbana who are recommended by Cunningham Township Supervisor's Office.Extremely low-income families1209 W Oregon St, Urbana, IL 61801Starting the week of March 23, 2020Lisa Haynes, Office Manager // Emily McKown: Coordinator for the Bucket BrigadeLisa Haynes- Email: channingmurrayfoundation@gmail.com; Phone: (217)-344-1176
Community Service Center of Northern Champaign CountyFood pantry is distributing food at curbside pickupThose in need520 E. Wabash Ave. Suite 1, Rantoul IL 61866Mon-Fri 10am-4pmCall 893-1530 when you get to the location and we will push a shopping cart outside with food, on the east parking lot, by the pantry door. Please do not come into the office, just call when you arrive or knock on the door.Donations can be made through their websiteAndy K.evergreen3069@yahoo.com
Cultivators PantryFood distribution - One individual family member per household allowed for curbside pick up or carry outThose in need555 S. Maplewood Dr. RantoulEvery Tuesday from 10:00am to 1:00pm and 5:30pm to 7:30pm while supplies last.
No appointment required.
217-282-9607 cultivadoreslatinos@gmail.com
Daily Bread Soup KitchenTo-Go Hot Lunches and Sack LunchesThose in need116 N. 1st Champaign7 days a week 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.Donations can be made through their website
Faith United Methodist ChurchFood pantryThose in need1719 S. Prospect Ave, Champaign 10am-2pmTo donate or volunteer, contact UMC directly by phone (217-359-3631) 217-359-3631
Jubilee CafeTO-GO dinnerThose in need805 S. 6th St Champaign ILEach Monday, 5:30-6:30Information about volunteeringjubilee.cafe@community-ucc.org
McKinley Pantry at Garden HillsFood pantry distributionAny family in need, especially those families within the Garden Hills communityGarden Hills Elementary- 2001 Garden Hills Dr, Champaign, IL 61821STARTING 3/24/20: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 4pm-6pmThey distribute from the back loading dockPastor Keith Harris, Andrea Miller, Julie Harrispantry@mckinley-foundation.org or 217-344-0297
Rantoul City SchoolsBreakfast and lunch for each child weeklyFor students aged 18 and younger and only for that day.Eater Jr High: SOUTH side of the school (back of the school) cafeteria doorWEEKLY meal distribution 9:00AM to 10:00AM at JW EaterMeals picked up by car or walk up (with social distancing). Choose any location to pick up meals.
Restoration Urban MinistriesFood bankThose in need1213 Parkland Court,
Champaign, IL 61821
Mon, Tues, Thur., Fri. 10 AM-1 PMBring an ID for food distributionInformation about donation or volunteer opportunities found here217-355-2662
The Hope CenterDrive-thru Food MarketIndividuals in the community1802 N. Lincoln Ave #1023, UrbanaWednesday’s from 10am-12pm & 5pm– 6pmDonations can be made through their website217-607-5654
UniPlace Christian ChurchTo-Go Homemade Dinners and Donation driveThose in needMeals - Parking Lot 403 S. Wright Champaign Donation Drive - When you enter the parking lot, you will see a staircase leading to two glass doors. While facing the doors, on your right side, there will be a doorbell.Meals are available from 6pm-7pm on Wednesdays. The last dinner for the summer will be on July 1st. They plan to start back up on the first week of August.Meal distribution ended July 1st. Refer to website for any updates to the calendar schedule.Email jessi@uniplace.org if you'd like to financially support the free meal distributionJessi Delostjessi@uniplace.org
Urbana School DistrictTo-Go: 1 breakfast and 1 lunch for each student at 3 different sitesAny child under 18 during school closures1. Dr. Williams Elementary: Front circle drive off Washington St. 2102 E Washington St, Urbana 2. Dr. King Elementary: Goodwin circle drive 1108 Fairview Ave, Urbana 3. Urbana High School:1002 S. Race Street Door 9 on Tiger Lane off the gymnasium 4. Yankee Ridge: East Circle Drive off of East Mumford DriveMon-Thursday 10am-12pm for the month of JulyPlease remain in your vehicle with doors and windows closed. Indicate by hand signal how many meals bags you need for children 18 and under. A staff member will place the meals on the table. After the staff member has entered the building, please exit your vehicle, collect your meals, then return to your vehicle and exit the drive-up meal line. usd116meals@usd116.org
Urbana School DistrictMeal bag DELIVERY (breakfast and lunch) to Urbana NeighborhoodsAny child under 18 during school closuresMeals will be available from 10am-10:45 in the following areas: Countryview: Meals will be available out by the front mailboxes in the Circle Drive
Ivanhoe: Meals will be available at the pavilion at the park
Liberty Commons: Meals will be available in the community room by the office
Loral: Meals will be available at 29 Fern St. in the empty pad
Northwood: Meals will be available in the Pavilion by the playground
Woodland Acres: Meals will be available in the front porch of office
Woods Edge: Meals will be available under the flagpole at the entrance.
Mon-Thurs 10:00am-10:45am meals will be availableA meal bag with a breakfast and lunch will be delivered to these communities by 10 a.m. Meals will only be available until 10:45 to maintain the freshness of the meals.usd116meals@usd116.org
Wesley Food Pantry at Parkland CollegeGroceriesAnyone Parkland College M-Wing, Rm M-138 2400 M. Bradley Avenue Champaign, IL 61821Wednesdays from 1-3pmIf you walked or took the bus, please wait at the Union bus stop. Someone will assist you shortly. Please note that at either location, there will be no access to restrooms or shelter available so please be prepared for inclement weather. Any changes or updates will be posted on the Wesley Food Pantry Website or their Facebook.Donations can be made through their website1. Email: info@welseypantry.org
2. Phone: 217-729-7418
Wesley Evening Food Pantry in UrbanaGroceriesAnyone Wesley Methodist Church 1203 West Green Street Urbana, IL 61801Thursdays from 5-7pmIf you walked or took the bus, please sit and wait on the chairs outside until someone has assisted you. Please note that at either location, there will be no access to restrooms or shelter available so please be prepared for inclement weather. Any changes or updates will be posted on the Wesley Food Pantry Website or their Facebook.Donations can be made through their website1. Email: info@welseypantry.org
2. Phone: 217-729-7418

Immigrants in C-U

Organization NameResources Provided and QuantitiesTarget Demographic for DistributionResource Distribution LocationDays/Hours of OperationAdditional InformationVolunteers/Donations: Sign-up InformationContact PersonContact Info
New American Welcome CenterPlease see this Resource Guide specifically for Immigrants in C-U. Created by New American Welcome Center.Gloria Yengloria@universityymca.org

Internet

Organization NameResources Provided and QuantitiesTarget Demographic for DistributionResource Distribution LocationDays/Hours of OperationAdditional InformationVolunteers/Donations: Sign-up InformationContact PersonContact Info
ComcastNew customers will receive two months of free serviceAfter two months, the cost is $10 a month.Sign up here

Legal Aid

Organization NameResources Provided and QuantitiesTarget Demographic for DistributionResource Distribution LocationDays/Hours of OperationAdditional InformationVolunteers/Donations: Sign-up InformationContact PersonContact Info
Eastern Regional Office Land of Lincoln Free civil legal servicesLow income individuals, including: domestic voilence survivors, tenants facing eviction/housing issues, those struggling with public benefits, seniors, veterans, and many othersIn keeping with health officials’ recommendations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid offices will be closed for all in-person meetings until further notice. Our staff are available by phone but it may take some extra time to return calls. Thank you for your patience. If you have a scheduled hearing or appointment, please call your local office to confirm.

If you need legal assistance, please call our Legal Advice & Referral Center at 877-342-7891 or go to https://lincolnlegal.org/apply to apply for our services.
Interpreters are availableInformation on how to get involvedSusan L. Zielke, Managing Attorney217-356-1351
Illinois Legal AidShort Term Guardianship FormMust be seeking to appoint a short term guardian for your children for up to 1 yearShort Term Guardian AppointmentTo complete this program, you will need to know 1. The names and addresses of two people who will witness you sign the guardianship form 2. The address of the person being appointed as the short term guardian.Sandra Kopelskopels@illinois.edu

Medical

Organization NameResources Provided and QuantitiesTarget Demographic for DistributionResource Distribution LocationDays/Hours of OperationAdditional InformationVolunteers/Donations: Sign-up InformationContact PersonContact Info
Church of the Living God: Love ClinicFree Screening and Prescription Drug AssistanceAnyone who needs medical assistance312 E. Bradley Avenue Champaign, IL 61820The Last Saturday of the Month 9:00am-11amThey offer cholesterol screening, diabetic screening, health assessment survey, and temporary prescription refills. (Please bring medication bottle - no pain medication)(217)-359-6920217-352-5100
Promise HealthcareCOVID-19 Testing and COVID Care LineAnyone who is experiencing symptoms, an established patient, or willing to establish care. Testing is also available for those who are essential workers.Frances Nelson, 819 Bloomington Road, ChampaignTesting is available from 7:30am-5:15pm Monday through FridayAdditional criteria to getting tested may apply and will be screened prior to scheduling an appointment. The tests will be administered curbside at Frances Nelson. Patients will remain outside and in their vehicle or in a designated area throughout the appointment. Call our COVID-19 Care Line at (217) 403- 5402COVID-19 Care Line (217) 403-5402 or (217)-356- 1558

Restaurants Offering Free Meals

Organization NameResources Provided and QuantitiesTarget Demographic for DistributionResource Distribution LocationDays/Hours of OperationAdditional InformationVolunteers/Donations: Sign-up InformationContact PersonContact Info
El Toro IIFree Kids Menu MealChildren under 18723 S. Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820Monday-Friday; 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.Curbside Pickup Only; Kids menu choices are: cheese quesadilla with rice and beans OR taco (beef or chicken) with rice and beans217-378-7807;
Jet's Pizza1 Free Cheese SliceChildren in Grades Pre-K to Middle SchoolRound Barn Centre, 1907 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, IL, 61821Only Saturday and Sunday's; 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.Pick Up and Carryout Only217-352-9992
Jet's Pizza1 Free Cheese SliceChildren in Grades Pre-K to Middle School512 S. Neil St. ste b, Champaign, IL, 61820Only Saturday and Sunday's; 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.Pick Up and Carryout Only217-352-3333

Seniors

Organization NameResources Provided and QuantitiesTarget Demographic for DistributionResource Distribution LocationDays/Hours of OperationAdditional InformationVolunteers/Donations: Sign-up InformationContact PersonContact Info
Family Service Senior Resource CenterSenior Counseling and Advocacy60+, Champaign CountyTelephone ConsultationsMon-Fri; 8:30am-5:00pmCaseworkers are available to brainstorm ways to creatively meet COVID-19 related needs (i.e. groceries, supplies, socialization, activities). Caseworkers are being kept up-to-date on community resources and potential COVID-19 relief funds for older adults. All work is being done telephonically from home during the stay-at-home order. Case workers can also conduct the PEARLS program (Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives) telephonically. Working through this program and creating goals related to the current pandemic can be a good way to process the experience and regain a sense of control over the situation.217-352-5100
Family Service Senior Resource Center and OSF-Heart of Mary ProgramFriendly Callers- Telephone Reassurance60+, Champaign CountyRegular phone callsMon-Fri; 8:30am-5:00pmVolunteers make regular phone calls to check in with older adults and chat. Provides socialization during a time of increased isolation. Can provide a safety check. Can assess for other needs and connect to a caseworker when appropriate and desired.217-352-5100
Family Service Senior Resource CenterMeals on WheelsChampaign/Urbana/SavoyHome-delivered mealsMon-Fri; 8:30am-5:00pmOlder adults during this stay-at-home order may wish to sign up for home delivered meals. Can order a hot noon meal and a cold supper; can accommodate special diets and requests for food substitutions217-352-5100
Family Service Senior Resource CenterSenior transportation60+, Champaign CountyVolunteer or Cab RidesMon-Fri; 8:30am-5:00pmWe are encouraging people to stay home as much as possible. However, for older adults that still have essential appointments out in the community, we can match with a volunteer driver (if available) or with a cab ride, we pay half of the cab fare. If you have an MTD DASH pass, it will cover the other half of the cost.217-352-5100

Shelter and Housing Assistance

Organization NameResources Provided and QuantitiesTarget Demographic for DistributionResource Distribution LocationDays/Hours of OperationAdditional InformationVolunteers/Donations: Sign-up InformationContact PersonContact Info
Austin's PlaceWomen's shelterWomen in need of shelterFirst United Methodist Church (210 W. Church, Champaign)Women should go to the shelter between 7:30-8:00pm for intake Someone will be waiting in the glass vestibule right on Church Street for any woman who need shelter.Information about volunteering and making donationsKimberly Stanhope217-830-6966 kastanhope@sbcglobal.net
Champaign County Regional Planning CommissionCOVID Relief Fundspeople who have lost wages or employment due to the Coronavirus pandemic and need help with rentThose in need should call Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, 877-548-4205. Individuals will then be connected with Champaign Township or Cunningham Township for a one-time assistance payment.Starting 3/27/2020, 10am-6pm, Monday-FridayEligibility Requirements: 1. Lives in Champaign County; 2. No renters who have subsidized housing voucher; 3. Renters with earned income prior to Stay at Home order; 4. Renters who do not qualify for unemployment insurance; 5. Income up to 250% federal poverty levelTo donate to the fund, visit www.uwayhelps.org/COVID19 or www.cfeci.org
Checks can be mailed to:
United Way of Champaign County, 5 Dunlap Court Savoy, IL 61874 or Community Foundation of East Central Illinois, 307 W University Ave Champaign, IL 61820
877-548-4205
CU at Home Men's Emergency ShelterOvernight ShelterHousing InsecureDouglass Community Center Gym (512 E. Grove St., Champaign)Mon-Sunday 8:30pm-7:30amAsking for continued support through prayer, donations of cleaning supplies, as well as financial support in the upcoming weeks.Rob DalhausRob@cuathome.us
Cunningham TownshipResources related to eviction, homelessness, loss of income, or food security.Low income Urbana residentsResources can be accessed in person, through email, or phone call. NOTE: Due to public health concerns, applicants will be asked to email paperwork or drop off paperwork in the mail slot in the door.Office Hours: Mon-Thursday 8:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:30pm and Fridays 1:00pm-4:30pm.Can provide $300 per month for the unemployed who can’t get unemployment benefits or those who are disabled. Can provide up to $600 in rental assistance. For our clients we provide food and provision delivery. We serve residents regardless of immigration or citizen status. Hablamos Español.
View their website.
How to help217-384-4144 or email info@cunninghamtownship.org or apply online or pick up and drop off an assistance application on our door at 205 W. Green Street Urbana
Phoenix Drop-In Centershower, washer/dryer, internet/computer, phone, local resources, and a job boardHousing Insecure70 E. Washington Street in ChampaignExtended hrs: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat & Sun 9-4 Asking for continued support through prayer, donations of cleaning supplies, as well as financial support in the upcoming weeks.Rob DalhausRob@cuathome.us

Support Groups

Organization NameResources Provided and QuantitiesTarget Demographic for DistributionResource Distribution LocationDays/Hours of OperationAdditional InformationVolunteers/Donations: Sign-up InformationContact PersonContact Info
CARES LineReferral Entry Services Mental Health CrisisCall: 1 (800) 345-9049 TTY: 1 (773) 523-4504Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.If your child is a risk to themselves or others, having a mental health crisis, or if you would like a referral to services for children, youth, and families, call the 24 hour Crisis and Referral Entry Services (CARES) line to talk to a mental health professional.
Crisis Text LineCrisis Text LineAnyone Text HELLO to: 741741. Trained crisis counselors will respond and help you.Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Visit their website
Erikson Institute Parents and caregivers of children 0-5 in Spanish and English Offers high-quality and virtual therapy regardless of their ability to pay. They are also offering crisis counseling and consultations to support caregivers, first responders, and early childcare providers of 0-8.
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Illinois Call4Calm Text LineCounselor providing local resourcesStressTALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish.Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources.
Illinois Helping for Opioids & Other SubstancesIllinois Helpline for Opioids & Other SubstancesAnyone with an opiod or substance use disorder1-833-2FINDHELP or visit their websiteIf you or someone you know is suffering from an opioid use disorder or other substance use disorders, call the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances to speak with a trained professional for support and advice or to be directed to customized resources
Illinois Warm LineWellness Support SpecialistsRecovery Support, Mentoring, and Advocacy866-359-7953Monday through Friday, 8am-8pm except holidaysThey are professionals who have experienced mental health and/or substance use recovery in their own lives. They are trained in recovery support, mentoring, and advocacy and are ready to listen and support you. The Warm Line is not a crisis hotline, but is a source of support as you recover or help a family member to recover.
National Runaway SafelineNational Runaway SafelineYouth at risk of running away running away 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) or text: 6600824 hours / 7 days a weekThe mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to keep America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets
National Suicide Prevention HotlineSuicide Prevention HotlineMental Health Crisis1 (800) 273-TALK (8255). Caring staff will connect you with the closest possible crisis center in your area.Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health crisis, you may call the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
PACE Inc. Center for Independent LivingCOVID Community Support GroupAnybody is welcome to call inPhone Number: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 794 789 524

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Starting Wednesday the 25th, every weekday at 10amJermaine Raymer Jermaine@pacecil.org
SAMHSA National HelplineFree and confidential treatment referral and information serviceIndividuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders1-800-622-4357 (HELP)24 hours a day 7 days a week.This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations
Veteran's Crisis LineCrisis line for veteran'sAll veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve, and their families and friendsCall 1-800-273-8255 or Text: 838255, Support for deaf and hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889Online ChatTo reach caring, qualified responders within the Department of Veterans Affairs connect with the Veterans Crisis Line. Many of them are Veterans themselves. This free support is confidential, available 24/7, and serves all veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve, and their families and friends.
We Know the Feeling
(Problem Gambling)
Gambling Sources and Treatment ProgramsAnyone suffering with a gambling disorderCall 1.800.GAMBLER, text ILGAMB TO 53342, or visit their website

Transportation

Organization NameResources Provided and QuantitiesTarget Demographic for DistributionResource Distribution LocationDays/Hours of OperationAdditional InformationVolunteers/Donations: Sign-up InformationContact PersonContact Info
CU-MTDFree rides to all passengersThose in need of transportationMTD’s fixed-route bus service, ADA Paratransit, and C-CARTSOngoing until further notice 217-384-8188