Champaign-Urbana Help

Do You or Someone You Know in Champaign-Urbana Need Help?
Here are a few resources that may be helpful as individuals and households work through hardships and difficult times.

All information was accurate when posted but is subject to change without notice.


General Resources

  • Call 211  – If you need services such as food, counseling, and assistance, dial 211 to be connected to a real person who can guide you to the resources available to you. If your phone does not connect with 211, please use the toll-free number: 1-888-865-9903.  211 Website
  • Information About Local Emergency Shelters, Warming Centers, & Soup Kitchens
  • List of C-U Community Resources  – Information on food distribution, shelter and housing assistance, support groups, childcare, clothing, immigrant needs, Internet, legal aid, medical, seniors, transportation and more.  List compiled and maintained by the UI School of Social Work’s Community Learning Lab and UniPlace Christian Church.
  • Student or school safety concerns? “Seek Help Before Harm.” Learn about resources and report concerns confidentially at
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – Call or text 988 or visit to talk with a caring counselor. Available 24×7.

Assistance with Rent, Mortgage, Utilities

Food Insecurity

Other Resources