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.

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. RantoulTuesdays through Mondays until supplies last. For curb side delivery or carry out please call and make an appointment 217-282-9607217-282-9607 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, 5-6:30Information about volunteeringjubilee.cafe@community-ucc.org
Mahomet-Seymour Community SchoolsDrive-up FREE MEALS (breakfast/lunch)ANY CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 18 OR IN OUR ATLAS PROGRAM IS ELIGIBLE. Children do not need to be students of the Mahomet-Seymour CUSD #3 Schools.Food pick up will be at parking lot of Lincoln Trail (102 E State St, Mahomet, IL) and the eastside of Middletown Prairie Elementary School (1301 S. Bulldog Dr. Mahomet, IL)Monday March 31 to Friday April 7th Pick-Up time: 10am-12pmPlease fill out this Meal Request Google Form as soon as possible to request meals and delivery if needed217-586-2161
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.Broadmeadow: main entrance under awning on west side of building
Pleasant Acres: circle drive on south side of building, not the main entrance
Northview: main entrance on north side of building
Eastlawn: SOUTH entrance under awning
Eater Jr High: SOUTH side of the school (back of the school) cafeteria door
Starting Monday, March 30, WEEKLY meals 11-12pm at each of our schools. (RTHS will provide meals Mon, Wed, Fri 9-10 at RTHS, The Linden, and Wilow Pond Golf Course parking lot.)Meals 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.Homemade meals will be packaged in to-go boxes and available to pick up in the church parking lot. We expect that some will be getting food for their families - let us know if you need more than one!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.WeekdaysPlease 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.
WeekdaysA 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 othersIf you need legal assistance, please call our Legal Advice & Referral Center at 877-342-7891 or apply hereInterpreters 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

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 BravoFree Kids Menu MealChildren under 182561 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, IL, 61821Monday-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 beans217-351-7024
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;
El Toro LocoFree Kids Menu MealChildren under 181601 N Cunningham Ave, Urbana, IL 61802Monday-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 beans217-344-7855
El Ranchero Grande IIFree Kids Menu MealChildren under 18505 Commerce Dr, Savoy, IL, 61874Monday-Friday; 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.Carryout Only; Kids menu choices are: taco with rice and beans, enchilda with rice and beans, cheese quesadilla with fries, cheese quesadilla with rice and beans217-600-3040
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
MaizeFree Kids Meals options: Mexican sandwich (torta) or Quesadilla along with a serving a rice, beans and juice.Students K-12100 N. Chestnut St, Champaign11 AM through 3 PM Mon-FriJust ask for our Kids Special and we will know. No purchase is required by a parent.Please call ahead at 217.355.6400 or order through our website on the ChowNow platform for your convenience. We are asking to please provide School ID's for the amount of lunches requested.Donations accepted here217.355.6400
WingstopFree 5 Piece Boneless Wing Lunch ComboChildren in Grades K-12512 S Neil St, Champaign, IL, 61820Monday-Friday; 11 A.M. - 2 P.M. Until the End of MarchCarryout Only; 5 Piece Boneless Wing Lunch Combo includes wings, fries, and drink; If child is in high school there must be an ID present at pick-up. If the child is younger, then ID is not necessary. If the child is not brought along with pick-up then bringing and showing the ID is fine.217-690-9464

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
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