The following resources are intended to help immigrants, refugees, and supporters find their way through the complex process of making the United States a refuge and home.
In a life-threatening fire, police or medical emergency, always go to the nearest hospital or call 911
Champaign County Sheriff
Champaign Fire (217) 403-7200
Savoy Fire (217) 259-5814
Urbana Fire (217) 384-2420
Poison Control Center (800) 222-1222
Champaign Police (217) 351-8911
Savoy Police (217) 333-8911
Urbana Police (217) 384-2320
Crisis Line (217) 244-7911
ABUSE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Organizations that advocate, counsel and assist those who have experienced cruelty
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
Illinois Domestic Violence Help Line: 1-877-863-6338
ADULT EDUCATION & ESL
Below are conversation and tutoring groups
Formally instructed English language classes
CHILDREN’S EDUCATION & CHILDCARE
Programs that enhance child development through knowledge and skills building
Organizations and services that assist immigrants seeking immigration assistance
Garments, shoes, jewelry, and more for low-income individuals
Information on community businesses, events, travel, and fun
For tax forms, informational packets, some free tax assistance, and student financial aid
Local food banks, food pantries, and meal programs
There are many healthcare providers in town for adults, children, and families. If you need help finding the best fit for you, please contact CU FAIR for assistance.
Free or low-cost medical care for children without insurance
Free or low-cost dental care for those with or without insurance
Free or low-cost medical care for those with or without insurance
METAL HEALTH & COUNSELING
Confidential assessment and treatment
Low cost or free eye exams low-income individuals and families
HOUSING & RELOCATION
Low-income housing, Section 8 Housing, local emergency shelters, tenant assistance
SHELTERS & EMERGENCY SERVICES
PERMANENT HOUSING OPTIONS
The following website lists the apartment complexes that have both subsidized and unsubsidized units, listed alphabetically by city. If you sign a lease for full rent, you will owe full rent with no subsidy.
The following document is produced by the Champaign-Urbana Tenants Union and is updated monthly. It explains how to apply for subsidized housing in Champaign County. It also lists a number of apartment complexes with low cost housing units.
The Champaign-Urbana Tenants Union can help tenants who have landlord problems.
IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE SERVICES
Supportive services for low-income and limited English-proficient individuals
Immigrant Services of C-U (this website)
Legal services for matters such as adoption, estate planning, or traffic offenses.